Ebooks

Apple really doesn't like their antitrust monitor; attempts to put his work on hold

Apple is once again asking a federal appeals court to grant a stay on the work of court-appointed antitrust monitor, Michael Bromwich. While a temporary reprieve was granted two weeks ago, Apple hopes that the court will put Bromwich's work on hold until its decided whether or not he should have been placed at Apple to begin with

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Apple gets temporary reprieve from external antitrust monitor; should it be a permanent one?

Apple has been temporarily spared the presence of an external antitrust monitor, initially placed at the company as part of the judgment in the U.S. government's case against Apple regarding ebooks. Apple has been fighting to remove the monitor, Michael Bromwich, since he was placed at the company last summer. The company believes that Bromwich is a disruptive and unnecessary imposition, according to Reuters:

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How anti-Apple, pro-Amazon manipulations have resulted in less competition, higher ebook prices

Sometimes when there's smoke, there's just smoke. And sometimes there are Kindles full of fire. Following the Wall Street Journal's scathing opinion piece last month, another media outlet is now asking questions about the conduct of the Department of Justice, the judge, and the external monitor. Kathleen Sharp goes so far as to call Amazon's crusade "bogus" in her headline on Slate:

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Amazon offering 12 days of Kindle book deals starting now

Amazon has kicked off a new 12 days of book deals valid not only on print books, but also on Kindle eBooks. The promotion is said to cover popular and best selling titles, with different deals being offered every day.

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Scribd offers e-book subscriptions for $8.99 a month

How does the idea of a Netflix-style service for ebooks grab you? That's the idea behind Scribd's new worldwide service, which lets you read books for $8.99 a month. The service is starting out with books published by HarperCollins and a number of smaller publishers.

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Apple given permanent injunction in ebook case, external antitrust monitor to be installed

Judge Denise Cote has imposed an injunction on Apple in the ebook price-fixing case, which, among other things, will install an external antitrust monitor for the company. Apple will also be required to end all agreements with the five major publishers that prevent Apple from lowering ebook prices. Reuters:

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Amazon to offer discounted Kindle ebooks when you buy real, printed books

Amazon has introduced a program, called Kindle MatchBook, that will let customers download the Kindle ebook version of physical books that they have previously purchased. The price of the ebooks will range from free to $2.99. Books that customers have purchased in print at any point in the past will be eligible for MatchBook, according to the New York Times:

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Judge to install external antitrust monitor at Apple

The judge overseeing the possible remedies in the ebook price fixing case has indicated that she will place a third-party antitrust monitor at Apple. Though her final ruling is expected to be narrower than what the Justice Department desires, Judge Denise Cote said a third-party supervisor will be installed to prevent further violation of antitrust laws.

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Department of Justice submits new punishment proposal for Apple, still as ludicrous as the old one

The Department of Justice today submitted a reworked punishment for Apple in the recent ebook lawsuit. Their previous proposal among other things, would have changed Apple's App Store policies about linking to outside stores within apps. The revised proposal, while similar to the previous one, focuses more on Apple's in-app purchase policies.

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Antitrust judge refuses to suspend Apple ruling, accuses Apple and publishers of "danger of collusion"

A U.S. District Court judge on Friday refused Apple's request to temporarily suspend her own ruling that Apple violated antitrust laws. She also admonished Apple and ebook publishers for what she calls a "seriously continuing danger of collusion," according to the Associated Press.

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