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Judge Allows Class Action eBook Suit Against Apple

apple-logo-248x300A group of consumers have been given permission to bring an antitrust class action suit against Apple for allegedly conspiring with publishers to fix eBook prices has been granted permission to sue Apple.

Reuters has the story: “U.S. District Judge Denise Cote said the plaintiffs had ‘more than met their burden’ to allow them to sue as a group. She rejected Apple’s contentions that the claims were too different from each other, or that some plaintiffs were not harmed because some e-book prices fell. ‘This is a paradigmatic antitrust class action,’ wrote Cote, who has scheduled a trial later this year to determine damages, which could reach hundreds of millions of dollars.”

In June, U.S. district judge Denise Cote found Apple guilty of colluding with publishers to fix the prices of eBooks in a case brought by the U.S. Justice Department. According to reports, Apple could pay up to $840 million in antitrust claims as a punishment for being found guilty. Apple has already begun dispensing refunds to consumers in select states.

 

‘Missing You’ Debuts on iBooks Top Paid Books List

missingyouMissing You by Harlan Coben debuted on Apple’s Top Paid iBooks in the U.S. last week at No. 5.

Apple has released its top selling books list for paid books from iBooks in the U.S. for week ending 3/10. Author Veronica Roth continues to lead the list with the top selling three books on the list.

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‘Aftershock’ Debuts on iBooks Top Paid Books List

aftershockAftershock by Sylvia Day, debuted on Apple’s Top Paid iBooks in the U.S. last week at No. 5.

Apple has released its top selling books list for paid books from iBooks in the U.S. for week ending 3/10. Author Veronica Roth continues to lead the list with the top selling three books on the list.

We’ve included Apple’s entire list after the jump. Read more

Chelsea Handler Debuts on iBook’s Top Paid Books List

chelseahandlerUganda Be Kidding Me by Chelsea Handler, debuted on Apple’s Top Paid iBooks in the U.S. last week at No. 6.

Apple has released its top selling books list for paid books from iBooks in the U.S. for week ending 3/10. Author Veronica Roth continues to lead the list with the top selling three books on the list.

We’ve included Apple’s entire list after the jump. Read more

‘Friends–And Then Some’ Leads iBook’s Top Paid Books List

debbiemacomberRomance novel Friends–And Then Some by Debbie Macomber has joined Apple’s iBooks top paid books in the U.S. for week ending 3/3 at No. 11.

Every week Apple publishes the top selling books for the week including top paid iBooks, and the top selling audiobooks, as well as the top sellers by genre including Arts& Entertainment, Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Personal Finance, Children & Teens, and Comics & Graphic Novels.

We’ve included the entire list of top paid books after the jump. Read more

Apple Has Appealed eBook Judgement

apple-logo-248x300Apple has filed papers claiming the antitrust judgement against the company is out of date and will hurt consumers if it stands.

ABC News has the scoop: “Apple’s papers filed Tuesday refuted the antitrust finding, and said its entrance into the e-book market ‘kick-started competition in a highly concentrated market, delivering higher output, lower price levels, and accelerated innovation.’ Apple had also filed a request that the monitor’s work be suspended until the appeals court decides whether he was correctly appointed. A three-judge panel of the appeals court ruled earlier this month that he can once again take up his work but under the limits decided upon by Cote.”

Earlier this month, Apple’s previous appeal was rejected by the court. Apple could pay up to $840 million in antitrust claims as a punishment for being found guilty of colluding with publishers to fix the prices of eBooks. In June, U.S. district judge Denise Cote found Apple guilty of the antitrust claims filed by the U.S. Justice Department. She also determined that 33 states were eligible to join in the suit.

Apple Appeal Is Dismissed in eBook Case

doj304Apple’s appeal in the ongoing eBook antitrust case has been rejected by the court.

The New York Times has the latest: “A federal appellate court on Monday rejected Apple’s request to stay the monitor, Michael R. Bromwich, a Washington lawyer, from doing any more work pending the outcome of its challenge to a judge’s earlier order appointing the monitor in the first place. But a one-page ruling from the three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit did put some limits on how far Mr. Bromwich can go in demanding documents and interviews with Apple employees.”

Apple could pay up to $840 million in antitrust claims as a punishment for being found guilty of colluding with publishers to fix the prices of eBooks. In June, U.S. district judge Denise Cote found Apple guilty of the antitrust claims filed by the U.S. Justice Department. She also determined that 33 states were eligible to join in the suit.

 

Apple Could Pay $840 Million in Antitrust Fines For eBook Case

doj304Apple could pay up to $840 million in antitrust claims as a punishment for being found guilty of colluding with publishers to fix the prices of eBooks.

In June, U.S. district judge Denise Cote found Apple guilty of the antitrust claims filed by the U.S. Justice Department. She also determined that 33 states were eligible to join in the suit. Bloomberg has the story:

State attorneys general and consumers who sued the world’s most valuable technology company over its e-book pricing are seeking $280 million in damages and want that amount tripled, a lawyer for them said in a filing yesterday with the federal judge in Manhattan who presided over the U.S. case against Apple. The plaintiffs say they’re entitled to triple damages under antitrust law because the U.S. had already “conclusively proven” at a trial last year that Apple orchestrated a conspiracy to fix prices. The amount sought is 0.5 percent of the $158.8 billion in cash that the Cupertino, California-based company reported that it had as of the end of 2013.

Apple is appealing the judgement.

‘Lone Survivor’ Tops iBooks’ Top Selling Books of the Week Charts

lonesurvivorLone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell & Patrick Robinson was the top selling book in Apple’s iBooks store last week.
Apple has released its top selling books list for paid books from iBooks in the U.S. for week ending 1/20. Author Veronica Roth has three books on the top 20 list and author Michael Connelly has two titles on the list. We’ve included Apple’s entire list after the jump. Read more

Will the 1-Pound iPad Air Be Better for Reading Books?

apple-logo-248x300Apple introduced the 1-pound iPad Air this afternoon, a thinner and faster version of the company’s bestselling tablet.

The old iPad 2 weighed 1.44 pounds. Do you think the weight change will make a difference for reading books on iPads? AppNewser has all the details:

It has an A7 chip inside the same chip in the iPhone 5S. It is 72x faster than the first generation. The new device supports 1080p HD video and an 5MP iSight camera. A 16GB model costs $399 and ships in November.

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