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DOJ Alleges Shady Backdoor Dealings In Apple, Publisher Case
2012-04-13 12:20:40

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com Apple, along with 5 of the nation´s largest publishers have had an antitrust lawsuit filed against them. The US filed the suit on Wednesday, alleging they have conspired to limit competition in the e-book market by adjusting their prices. The outcome of this case could have long-lasting implications for the fast-growing industry of e-book publishing. The Department of Justice (DOJ) is alleging the CEOs of these companies (which include publishers...

Government Suing Apple And Publishers Over E-Book Pricing Conspiracy
2012-04-12 05:03:55

The Department of Justice is suing Apple and major book publishers like Macmillan and HarperCollins over the pricing of e-books. The Justice Department is alleging that Apple worked with publishers to artificially raise e-book prices. "Apple facilitated the publisher defendants' collective effort to end retail price competition by coordinating their transition to an agency model across all retailers," according to the complaint. The companies have denied any wrongdoing and plan to...

Apple, Two Publishers Resisting E-Book Price Settlement
2012-04-06 04:53:17

Apple and a pair of publishers, Pearson and Macmillan, are apparently reluctant to agree to the terms American and European antitrust authorities are pursuing as part of an e-book price-fixing investigation, Reuters and the Wall Street Journal have reported. According to WSJ writers Thomas Catan and Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg, the situation was "fluid" as of Thursday morning, and could change as the US Department of Justice inches closer towards filing an antitrust lawsuit in the case. They...

Data Hosting Firm Tired Of Holding MegaUpload's Burden, 25 Petaflops Of Data
2012-03-23 13:34:23

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com The firm holding millions of gigabytes worth of data for MegaUpload is sitting in limbo, waiting for a court decision on what to do with the 25 petaflops of data. Carpathia was chosen by MegaUpload before it was shut down to handle its 25 petabytes of data, which cost the firm about $9,000 a day to maintain on its servers. The amount of data sitting on Carpathia's servers is enough for about 332 years of high definition television shows, or enough space...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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