The government, which in July won an antitrust suit against Apple, initially asked for an injunction of 10 years, but the DOJ on Friday said it's willing to cut that length to five years. It noted that it's trying to limit the possibility that changes in the industry will cause the decree to "outlive its usefulness and unnecessarily harm Apple." At the same time, … Read more
Shoppers in the market for an e-book reader can now pick up the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight for $99 after Barnes & Noble shaved another $20 off its price Sunday.
It's the device's second price cut since last September, when B&N reduced the price from $139 to $119. The latest drop prices the Nook Simple Touch below the Kindle Paperwhite, Amazon's rival e-ink e-reader that features an integrated light.
The reduction comes as demand for e-book readers appears to be waning. E Ink Holdings, which makes e-book reader screens for Amazon and B&… Read more
A federal judge has scheduled the trial to determine the damages Apple owes in its e-book price-fixing case for May 2014.
Judge Denise Cote of the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York scheduled the trial Tuesday, according to an order released to the public Wednesday. The new trial is the companion proceeding to last month's decision, in which Cote ruled that Apple played a central role in a conspiracy with publishers to eliminate price competition for e-books.
Apple said at the time that it would appeal Cote's decision. CNET has contacted Apple for … Read more
NEW YORK -- Apple got a glimpse at the future of its e-book business Friday as a court outlined measures it would likely impose against the computing giant for its e-book price fixing scheme. The measures would temper some proposals from the U.S. government but factor in what the judge said was Apple's lack of remorse.
At a hearing in U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York, Judge Denise Cote suggested that, when both sides return to her for a decision on preventative measures, she would accept a regime balancing Apple's ability to … Read more
Judge Denise Cote on Friday declined to temporarily suspend her ruling from last month that Apple broke antitrust laws by conspiring with e-book publishers, according to a report from the Associated Press.
What that likely means is that Apple will have to obey whatever sanctions are imposed on the company, even with an appeal pending. Cote wasn't expected to suspend her decision.
Apple and the Justice Department currently are presenting arguments in a New York court about steps the company has to take to … Read more
"Apple has been found to have orchestrated and facilitated a...price-fixing conspiracy -- amongst these very publisher defendants," Justice Department attorney Lawrence Buterman wrote in a letter dated Thursday but made available for viewing Friday. "Apple should not be rewarded with the same terms received by those that chose to settle to avoid the risks of litigation."
Apple and the Justice Department will … Read more
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Penguin, the last major holdout in the antitrust probe involving Apple and publishers over e-book pricing, is now in line with its competitors.
The European Union's European Commission announced on Thursday that it has approved conditions it agreed to with Penguin in April. The book publisher agreed to terminate agency agreements that allow a publisher, not a retailer, to set prices on titles, as well as end the "most favored nation" pricing clauses that offered different prices based on location.
Penguin and the European Commission's agreement comes after other book publishers, including Harper Collins and Hachette, … Read more
Though its name suggests a much more generalized purpose, eBook Library for Mac helps you perform only one specific task, which is practicing speed reading, using eBooks as a source.
We downloaded eBook Library for Mac and launched the self-contained binary without issue. When we read through the short but comprehensive Help file, we learned that the app requires a very specific format, plain text encoded in UTF-8. Through a menu item in the app we were brought to Project Gutenberg, a repository of hundreds of free public domain eBooks. We downloaded an eBook in the required format, and then … Read more
Interactive e-book publishing platform Inkling announced on Wednesday new, multiyear contracts with two major textbook and medical publishers, deals that will expand the number of titles it offers.
The San Francisco-based company, which makes tools for publishers to create and distribute books for tablets, smartphones, and the Web, is now working with publishers Pearson and Elsevier; The two plan to use Inkling's technology to produce digital versions of their books.
In Elsevier's case, it plans to bring more than half a million pages of content, or about 600 books, says Inkling CEO Matt MacInnis.
"This is making … Read more