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Steve Jobs' draft email plays pivotal role in antitrust case

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An email composed, but never sent, by former Apple CEO Steve Jobs may prove instrumental in the Justice Department's case that Apple, along with the five largest book publishers, colluded to fix prices for electronic books.In a draft email intended for Apple Senior Vice President Eddy Cue about negotiations...
Steve Jobs' draft email plays pivotal role in antitrust case

Major shareholder Third Point ups Sony stake by 9.4% as it seeks talks on proposed spinoff

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Sony’s major shareholder Third Point LLC has increased its stake in the Japanese company by 9.4 percent, as it seeks to push ahead on talks for a proposed spin-off of Sony’s movie and music businesses. According to a report by Bloomberg, citing a June 17 letter from Third Point to Sony...
Major shareholder Third Point ups Sony stake by 9.4% as it seeks talks on proposed spinoff

Samsung, LG and others hit with record $1.92bn EU fine over CRT screen cartels

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Back in the days of cathode ray tube PC monitors and TVs, did you ever feel you were being charged too much? Chances are you were: the European Commission has just levied a record-breaking €1.47bn ($1.92bn) fine on big names such as Samsung, LG and Toshiba for forming price-fixing cartels...
Samsung, LG and others hit with record $1.92bn EU fine over CRT screen cartels

Apple accused by US of colluding with publishers to fix price of ebooks

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Lawsuit filed by US department of justice claims Apple ended price competition after seeing success of Amazon's $10 ebooksThe US government has accused Apple and five book publishers of colluding to fix the prices of ebooks.A lawsuit filed in New York on Wednesday said Apple had conspired with publishers in...
Apple accused by US of colluding with publishers to fix price of ebooks

Judge Quickly Approves Ebook Pricing Settlement; Says It's In The Public Interest To Stop Price Fixing

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Judge Denise Cote wasted no time at all in approving the DOJ's settlement with three book publishers in its antitrust lawsuit over ebook pricing. While there had been some concerns about the settlement, the judge saw no problem with it at all, and very quickly issued an order approving the...
Judge Quickly Approves Ebook Pricing Settlement; Says It's In The Public Interest To Stop Price Fixing
Apple to DOJ: Bite me

Apple's E-Book Argument: Deals With Publishers Improved Competition

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The United States Department of Justice has described Apple’s defense against allegations that it conspired to illegally fix e-book prices “unconvincing” and “untethered from both precedent and logic.” Evidently, Apple feels much the same way about the DOJ’s charges. In an 81-page April 26 filing that was made public today,...
Apple's E-Book Argument: Deals With Publishers Improved Competition

After fishy price war, Chinese ecommerce giants under government investigation

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China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has initiated a probe against three of the country’s largest online retailers: Jingdong Mall, Suning Appliance and Gome, after suspicious tactics were detected in a public price war between the stores, China Daily reports. The NDRC is tasked with coordinating and regulating China’s economic development....
After fishy price war, Chinese ecommerce giants under government investigation
AT&T's ominous smartphone slow-down
Verizon delivers a chilling warning for Sprint and T-Mobile

RIM 'to cut 2,000 jobs'

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Reports say BlackBerry maker preparing to restructure as it continues to struggle against Android and iPhoneResearch in Motion, the maker of BlackBerry phones, is preparing for a major restructuring that will see it eliminate at least 2,000 jobs worldwide from its roster of 16,500, Canada's Globe and Mail newspaper says.The...
RIM 'to cut 2,000 jobs'

Online hotel deals 'broke law'

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Two online travel agents and a hotel group could be limiting price competition on hotel room sales, early results of an OFT inquiry find....
Online hotel deals 'broke law'

Apple maintains innocence claims in 'bizarre' ebook cartel trial starting today

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Apple will today defend itself in a Manhattan court against a Department of Justice case accusing it of leading a cartel designed to force up prices of ebooks, Tim Cook having recently told the AllThingsD D11 conference that the case against it was “bizarre.” The e-book case to me is...
Apple maintains innocence claims in 'bizarre' ebook cartel trial starting today
Google reduces App Engine cloud costs by up to 25% (Amazon, next move is yours)

Sharp Rescue Needs Precision

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Sharp posted record profits four years ago too. But the Osaka-based firm suffers from a focus on fancy TVs, withering price competition for solar cells and a strong yen that erodes returns for a manufacturer that still makes much of its gear in Japan....
Sharp Rescue Needs Precision

Barnes & Noble swipes at Amazon.com, raises objections to DOJ e-book settlement

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Barnes & Noble today jumped into the complex legal battle over the future of electronic book publishing, raising objections to a proposed settlement set forth by the Department of Justice related to alleged price fixing by Apple and several major book publishers. Barnes & Noble — taking a similar stance to...
Barnes & Noble swipes at Amazon.com, raises objections to DOJ e-book settlement
"Cheap" is just another soon-to-be irrelevant feature

Apple’s legal response to DOJ in eBook price-fixing case

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Ars Technica posted Apple’s legal response (PDF) to the U.S. Department of Justice’s lawsuit against the Cupertino, Calif.-based Company, and six publishers, for allegedly conspiring to fix eBook prices. In the document, Apple condemned the federal government for siding with ”with monopoly, rather than competition,” and then called the Department of Justice’s complaint ”fundamentally...
Apple’s legal response to DOJ in eBook price-fixing case

New Sharp display technology said to triple mobile battery life

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Sharp said Tuesday that mobile devices using its new IGZO display technology, which can triple battery life while offering higher touch sensitivity, are about to surge. The company decline to provide specific details, but Sharp executive Masami Ohbatake told reporters in Tokyo that the two devices already announced with...
New Sharp display technology said to triple mobile battery life
A firsthand take on working in an ecommerce shipping warehouse

Plusnet to provide unlimited broadband

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Customers in rural areas will finally see some price competition as Plusnet frees customers from monthly download limitsHome broadband firm Plusnet is to free its customers from monthly download limits and will offer unlimited broadband access for the first time.Until now the company has set download caps on its home...
Plusnet to provide unlimited broadband

Free Mobile nabs 60% of France's new mobile subscribers

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France’s Free Mobile continued to rack up customer wins last quarter. The upstart carrier owned by broadband ISP Iliad added 805,000 net subscribers, which the company claimed accounted for 60 percent of all new mobile subscriptions in France. In just nine months of operation, Free has attracted 4.4 million customers,...
Free Mobile nabs 60% of France's new mobile subscribers
Samsung LCD flat panel division making a loss, may be spun off in favor of OLED

Apple Responds To DOJ eBook Lawsuit, Calls it “Fundamentally Flawed” and “Absurd”

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Last month, the U.S. Department of Justice accused Apple and a number of other large U.S. publishers of conspiring to fix eBook prices and filed an antitrust lawsuit. While most of the publishers quickly settled the lawsuit, Apple decided to fight. Earlier this week, as Ars Technica reports today, Apple...
Apple Responds To DOJ eBook Lawsuit, Calls it “Fundamentally Flawed” and “Absurd”

ZTE Forecast Hits Shares

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ZTE Corp.’s shares tumbled 15 percent Monday after the company forecast a net loss for the third quarter, and analysts said that the already-tough business climate could get even harsher for the Chinese telecommunications equipment maker. ZTE’s profit warning, amid fierce price competition in the industry hurt by the global...
ZTE Forecast Hits Shares

US ebook customers to receive compensation in price-fixing lawsuit

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Hachette, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster agree to pay $69m settlement of claims they had colluded over ebook pricesReaders in the United States who have who have bought electronic books can look forward to compensation, as three publishers agreed to a $69m (£44m) settlement of claims that they had colluded...
US ebook customers to receive compensation in price-fixing lawsuit

IBM's Net Rises 7.1 Percent on Slight Revenue Growth

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International Business Machines Corp.’s IBM first-quarter earnings rose 7.1 percent as the technology heavyweight reported higher revenue from its software and services business and improved margins, though hardware sales slipped. The company also raised its full-year earnings projection. IBM has consistently moved to higher-margin businesses and away from crowded fields...
IBM's Net Rises 7.1 Percent on Slight Revenue Growth
BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: Cheaper Tablets Pushing IT Spend Down
DOJ Announces Terms of Settlement With 3 Publishers in E-Book Suit

Publishers hit back vigorously against accusations of ebook price-fixing

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Penguin and Macmillan reject US department of justice claim that they colluded with Apple to thwart price competitionPublishers have accused the US government of siding with the "monopolist retailer Amazon", stretching facts, and piling "innuendo on top of innuendo". The claims form part of a feisty riposte to the department...
Publishers hit back vigorously against accusations of ebook price-fixing
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