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Say hello to the Skype mafia

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Everybody’s heard of the PayPal mafia — the cohort of entrepreneurs who graduated from the payments service when it was bought by eBay and have since left their mark across dozens of Silicon Valley companies, including Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and many more. But was it entirely unique? Skype has plenty...
Say hello to the Skype mafia

Why Is Apple Still Wrangling Over E-Books?

allthingsd.com
A question hangs over Apple Inc.’s e-books trial: Why is Apple fighting the U.S. Department of Justice when the book publishers the agency also sued chose to settle? The answer lies in part in what’s at stake. Apple says it is fighting the high-profile case, now in the hands of...
Why Is Apple Still Wrangling Over E-Books?

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

Daily Report: Prosecutors Say Apple Had Greater Role in Fixing E-Book Prices

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The Justice Department said Apple was the "ringmaster" in a conspiracy to fix e-books prices, a more direct leadership role than portrayed in the department's April 2012 antitrust lawsuit....
Daily Report: Prosecutors Say Apple Had Greater Role in Fixing E-Book Prices

Daily Report: Apple Cast as 'Ringmaster' in E-Book Pricing Case

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The government presented evidence that executives of big book publishing companies discussed raising e-book prices at Apple's behest before the introduction of the iPad....
Daily Report: Apple Cast as 'Ringmaster' in E-Book Pricing Case

Apple & DOJ submit closing arguments as e-book price fixing trial comes to a close

9to5mac.com
After a three week debate between Apple and the U.S. Department of Justice, the controversial e-book price-fixing case concluded today with final summations at the U.S. District Court in Manhattan. As part of its last remarks, Apple presented a 136-slide deck describing its case against the DOJ in full detail underscoring its argument...
Apple & DOJ submit closing arguments as e-book price fixing trial comes to a close
Apple is a price-fixing ringmaster, U.S. says; Apple says that's 'absurd'

Apple Accuses DOJ of Unfairly Twisting Steve Jobs's Words

allthingsd.com
Steve Jobs figures prominently in the U.S. Department of Justice’s e-book price fixing case against Apple. His e-mail messages to other executives at Apple and in the publishing industry, his comments to biographer Walter Isaacson and others, have been gathered up by the agency and offered up as proof of...
Apple Accuses DOJ of Unfairly Twisting Steve Jobs's Words

Tony Hall has the PR skills to command the media circus

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The new BBC ringmaster faces huge challenges, but can put PR at the front of his business without letting it dominate prioritiesThe media pack gathered on Tuesday to meet the new ringmaster of the country's infamous three-ring arena. Happily for Tony Hall, his first time inside the big top proved...
Tony Hall has the PR skills to command the media circus

Apple CEO Tim Cook: "The E-Book Case to Me Is Bizarre"

allthingsd.com
Apple today squares off against the U.S. Department of Justice in a Manhattan courtroom, defending itself against charges that it was the “ringmaster” of a cartel of publishers that conspired to raise prices in the e-book market. And, at first glance, the odds appear to be stacked against it. The...
Apple CEO Tim Cook: "The E-Book Case to Me Is Bizarre"

Google touts Chrome browser in demo of Cirque virtual 3D Web site

www.computerworld.com
Google co-founder Sergey Brin today played the role of ringmaster in a modern-day circus for the second time at Google I/O as parachutists jumped from an airship to the roof of San Francisco's Moscone Center and bikers jumped and then rappelled down the exterior of the building....
Google touts Chrome browser in demo of Cirque virtual 3D Web site

A Fashion Week Hackathon With All the Right Ratios?

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Silicon Alley is awfully fond of putting "proximity to other industries" in its plus column. As the line goes: We're down the street from the top media, financial, and fashion companies in the world! Despite being neighbors, however, fashion and tech have had some trouble understanding each other--hence the growing...
A Fashion Week Hackathon With All the Right Ratios?

Here's the DOJ's E-Book Pricing Case Against Apple (Slide Deck)

allthingsd.com
Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. That seems to be the gist of the U.S. Justice Department’s case against Apple in a trial over whether the company conspired with five major book publishers to fix prices in the e-book market. In opening arguments this morning, DOJ attorney Lawrence Buterman presented a...
Here's the DOJ's E-Book Pricing Case Against Apple (Slide Deck)

DOJ Filing Calls Apple "Ringmaster" of E-Book Pricing Rise

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Apple’s creation of the iBooks electronic book store and its agency pricing model was not an altruistic attempt to break Amazon’s grip on the nascent e-book market, but a conspiracy to eliminate price competition and raise e-book prices. That’s the gist of a new U.S. Department of Justice filing against...
DOJ Filing Calls Apple "Ringmaster" of E-Book Pricing Rise
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