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Apple eBook Price Fixing Settlement

eBook price-fixing settlement could give customers $3 refund per book bought

August 30th, 2013

Apple may still deny that it ever fixed the prices of eBooks, but that’s not stopping some of the company’s alleged co-conspirators from settling with the federal government. Per MacRumors, publishers Macmillan and Penguin have followed in the footsteps of Hachette, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster and have submitted a settlement in the price-fixing case for court …

Amazon to launch color Kindle eReader later this year, report claims

May 11th, 2012

Amazon will reportedly launch a new version of its Kindle eBook reader later this year that features a color display with a capacitive touch panel. Citing multiple unnamed sources within Amazon’s supply chain, Digitimes on Thursday reported that Amazon is currently beginning to place parts orders for the new Kindle, which will launch some time …

Happy 'International Day Against DRM'

May 4th, 2012

The Free Software Foundation has created a campaign in an effort to eliminate digital rights management (DRM) and embrace DRM-free media. “While DRM has largely been defeated in downloaded music, it is a growing problem in the area of eBooks, where people have had their books restricted so they can’t freely loan, re-sell or donate …

Barnes & Noble plans to bring NFC to the Nook

May 3rd, 2012

Barnes & Noble’s Nook eReader business is expected to see continued growth and was recently spun off into a new subsidiary that Microsoft invested $300 million in. The company’s CEO William Lynch sat down with Fortune and spoke about the future of the Nook business, and the executive said NFC-equipped Nook eReaders will be released as …

Microsoft invests $300 million in Barnes & Noble

April 30th, 2012

Microsoft and Barnes & Noble on Monday announced the formation of a new partnership that will spin the bookseller’s digital Nook and College businesses into a new unnamed subsidiary. Microsoft’s investment of $300 million will bring it a 17% stake in the newly formed business, which is valued at $1.7 billion, and Barnes & Noble …

Apple welcomes trial over eBook price-fixing allegations

April 19th, 2012

Apple wants to go to trial to defend itself against allegations made the United States government surround a price-fixing scheme, Reuters reported on Wednesday.  “Our basic view is that we would like the case to be decided on the merits,” Apple lawyer, Daniel Floyd, told U.S. District Judge Denise Cote. “We believe that this is …