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Jobs Involved In Alleged E-book Price Fixing; Judge Denies Request To Dismiss Case
2012-05-16 06:57:23

A New York-based District Court judge has denied a request by Apple and five major publishers to throw out a case which charges them of colluding to inflate electronic book prices in 2010. The lawsuit by consumers originated from accusations that Apple and the publishers -- Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin, and Simon & Schuster of collaborating to inflate prices in order to challenge Amazon.com's cost-based dominance of the e-book marked, Grant McCool of Reuters...

Apple Ranks At The Top Of Online Customer Satisfaction Lists
2012-05-10 04:20:32

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com One of Apple´s many points of pride is their retail experience, both online and in brick-and-mortar stores. If you´ve ever bought anything from Apple.com, then it´s likely you can personally attest to their incredibly effective and well-thought out retail experience. In fact, according to new survey results from the consumer pollsters at ForeSee, it´s highly likely you´ve had a positive experience while shopping at Apple.com, and...

Baisse-rot
2012-05-06 06:50:52

Despite its status as the most commercially successful Android tablet to date, sales of Amazon's Kindle Fire have plummeted, falling from 4.8 million during the fourth quarter of 2011 to just 750,000 through the first four months of 2012, a new International Data Corporation (IDC) study has revealed. According to Telegraph Consumer Technology Editor Matt Warman, the tablet's global market share fell from 16.8% to its current level of slightly more than 4%, causing Amazon to fall to third...

Amazon’s Stock On 'Fire'
2012-04-27 11:03:53

Brett Smith for Redorbit.com Amazon stock experienced a 15 percent gain yesterday on the strength of its first quarter earnings report. The report showed evidence that the company is transitioning from a retailer selling books, DVDs, and video games to more of a digital merchant. On its website, Amazon said 90 percent of the top selling products on Amazon.com were digital products, like–the Kindle, e-books, music, and mobile apps. The sales of these products boosted Amazon´s...

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...


Word of the Day
holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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