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Everything you need to know about today’s e-book lawsuit in one post

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After weeks of buildup, the Department of Justice sued Apple and five book publishers today and accused them of conspiring to set e-book prices. This is a big story and publishers, consumers and retailers may see the ramifications of today’s lawsuit for months or even years to come. Here’s what...
Everything you need to know about today’s e-book lawsuit in one post

States reach $69 million settlement with three publishers in e-book price fixing case

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When the US Department of Justice sued Apple and five major book publishers over alleged e-book price rigging, it immediately became clear that a few of these companies would do just about anything to avoid trial. That same day, three of the publishers -- HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster and...
States reach $69 million settlement with three publishers in e-book price fixing case
June 2013 trial date set for U.S. Government versus Apple eBooks collusion case

What the DOJ e-book lawsuit means for readers now

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Last week the Department of Justice sued Apple and five book publishers for allegedly colluding to set e-book prices. (Here is everything you need to know about that in one post.) What does the suit mean for readers today and in coming weeks? First, some background on what the settlement...
What the DOJ e-book lawsuit means for readers now
EU regulators ready to accept Apple's eBook price fixing settlement
Amazon details ebook price-fixing refund policy, will give up to $1.32 per book

Ebook prices under more pressure after European Commission statement

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'Preliminary assessment' accuses Apple and four publishers of illegal 'concerted' move to inflate pricingEbook prices in the UK are set to plummet after the European Commission said that four major publishers and Apple "engaged in a concerted practice" to raise the price of ebooks, and required them to stop.The EC...
Ebook prices under more pressure after European Commission statement

States modify payouts and credits in ebook pricing settlement

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Many ebook buying consumers in 49 states will soon receive payments as a result of the states’ settlement with publishers HarperCollins, Hachette and Simon & Schuster. The states have provided a few more details about how those payments will work and have changed some things slightly. In a document filed...
States modify payouts and credits in ebook pricing settlement
Senator says Apple e-books suit "could wipe out the publishing industry"

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

U.S. Files Antitrust Charges Against Apple, Book Publishers

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The U.S. Justice Department just formally charged Apple, along with book publishers, Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan and Penguin in regards to e-book pricing. The DOJ alleges that the companies colluded in anticompetitive practices involving pricing and sales. This comes after a year-long investigation into the matter after Apple switched to an...
U.S. Files Antitrust Charges Against Apple, Book Publishers

Walter Isaacson: This Is Why Steve Jobs Was A Great Entrepreneur (AAPL)

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Here's Walter Isaacson, author of the Steve Jobs biography, talking about the entrepreneurial spirit of the Apple cofounder. If you haven't read it yet, Simon & Schuster is giving away an autographed first edition of the book, and you can enter to win it by clicking here. Watch:  ...
Walter Isaacson: This Is Why Steve Jobs Was A Great Entrepreneur (AAPL)

How The Big Six Book Publishers Are Using Social Media

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In the fifth and final part of our series, Social Books, we explore how the "big six" book publishers use social media. So far in the series we've looked at the largest social network for book lovers (Goodreads), a new social network for book writers (Writer's Bloq), how public libraries...
How The Big Six Book Publishers Are Using Social Media

Apple iPad Available For Pre-Order From March 12, On Sale From April 3

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Apple just announced that its tablet device, the iPad, will be available in the U.S. on April 3. See announcement below. When Apple unveiled the device a few months ago, we were told it would be available by March. Rumors began to swirl recently that shipment of the devices was...
Apple iPad Available For Pre-Order From March 12, On Sale From April 3
Apple welcomes trial over eBook price-fixing allegations

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”

Ebook Prices Cleared to Take a Nose Dive After Judge Approves Settlement

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Now is the part where I throw my head back and laugh. (Photo: flickr.com/oreilly) Good news for cheapskates, bad news for traditional publishing: “Agency pricing,” which many in the book business had hoped would prove a defense against Amazon’s discounting every new book to $9.99, is pretty much finito as...
Ebook Prices Cleared to Take a Nose Dive After Judge Approves Settlement

E-book settlements near, Apple said still holding out

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Some progress has been made on trying to negotiate a settlment on e-book antitrust disputes in the US and Europe, insiders disclosed Wednesday. Hachette, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster have reportedly agreed to terms that would dissolve the iBookstore deals they struck, the Wall Street Journal said, which gave them...
E-book settlements near, Apple said still holding out

Publishers could face legal action over ebook prices

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Several parties said to have held talks to settle potential antitrust case after US Justice Department investigationThe five largest publishers, including Britain's Penguin Group, face legal action from the US Justice Department for colluding to raise the prices of electronic books, a source has told Reuters.Several parties are said to...
Publishers could face legal action over ebook prices

Apple calls DOJ settlement with publishers unlawful, says trial is necessary

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Back in April, the U.S. Department of Justice announced a settlement with three of the publishers involved in the DOJ’s ebook price fixing antitrust suit against Apple. Hachette, HarperCollings, and Simon & Schuster were part of the settlement, which would allow Amazon to return to its previous wholesale model and...
Apple calls DOJ settlement with publishers unlawful, says trial is necessary

It’s on — US sues Apple, publishers over e-book prices

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The Justice Department has at last filed an anti-trust complaint in New York against Apple and five publishers over an alleged price fixing conspiracy. The decision to sue comes after weeks of media leaks that suggested the government was trying to pressure the parties into a settlement. The issue turns...
It’s on — US sues Apple, publishers over e-book prices

Here's Something Novel: A Carrier that Thinks International Roaming Fees Are Too High

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It’s rare to hear a telecommunications provider admit that the industry has been charging too much, but that’s just what Telefonica Germany CEO Rene Schuster did on Wednesday. Photo Credit: Michael Wagner/(c) FocusOnWagner.de “Let me be one of the first industry executives to hold up my hand and say the...
Here's Something Novel: A Carrier that Thinks International Roaming Fees Are Too High

Macmillan settles with DOJ, leaving Apple last defendant standing in ebook pricing case

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Macmillan, the last remaining publisher holdout in the Department of Justice’s ebook pricing antitrust lawsuit against five publishers and Apple, has decided to settle about ten months after the lawsuit was originally filed. Following Penguin’s settlement in December, Macmillan CEO John Sargent had said  Macmillan wouldn’t follow suit, but he acknowledged Friday...
Macmillan settles with DOJ, leaving Apple last defendant standing in ebook pricing case

European Commission reaches ebook deal with Apple and publishers

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The European Commission has officially reached a settlement with Apple and four publishers – Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Hachette and Macmillan’s parent company, Holtzbrinck — on ebook pricing. The U.S. Department of Justice reached a settlement with HarperCollins, Hachette and Simon & Schuster and it was approved in September. Apple and Holtzbrinck...
European Commission reaches ebook deal with Apple and publishers

Top jobs of the week in digital media

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We’re in the home stretch of 2012, a time of year-end wrapups, 2013 outlooks and, of course, the usual retail madness. If you’re still doing some last-minute holiday shopping, check out our gift-guide podcast to hear what gadgets our friends at GigaOM are buying and giving this December. Then, take a...
Top jobs of the week in digital media

Following pilot, Hachette will make all of its ebooks available to libraries nationwide

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A year after it launched a pilot program making new ebooks available to some libraries, Big 6 publisher Hachette announced Wednesday that it will make its entire catalog of over 5,000 ebooks available to libraries nationwide as of May 8. New ebooks will be available to libraries at the same...
Following pilot, Hachette will make all of its ebooks available to libraries nationwide
Amazon, Big Six publishers face antitrust suit from indie bookstores over ebook DRM
Apple DOJ eBook trial set for next summer

Amazon offers ebook refunds in price-fixing settlement

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Amazon will offer partial refunds to customers who bought ebooks between April 2010 and May 2012 a result of the settlement in a price-fixing case between publishers and the attorneys general of most U.S. states. The retailer is notifying eligible customers by email. Compensation ranges from $0.30 to $1.32...
Amazon offers ebook refunds in price-fixing settlement

States' ebook settlement: Preliminary approval, and a 2013 hearing

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Federal district judge Denise Cote has preliminarily approved (PDF) the states’ $69 million ebook pricing settlement with Hachette, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster. The settlement covers all the states except Minnesota, and five territories including Washington, D.C. Consumers will be notified within 30 days if they are eligible for a...
States' ebook settlement: Preliminary approval, and a 2013 hearing
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