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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...

Woman Suing Apple For Walking Into Glass At Retail Store
2012-03-26 13:43:09

Apple's retail stores are notorious for their sleek-look and glass-doors, but the company may now have to pay a price for its fashionable and modern look. Whoever washes the windows at the Manhassett Apple Store in Long Island can rest-assured knowing he did his job about as good as anyone could do by luring one 83-year-old to smash right up against it, face first, breaking her nose. Evelyn Paswall is suing Apple for $75,000 in medical expenses plus punitive damages for negligence...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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