From the amicus brief filed by CalTech’s Bradford Cornell and NYU’s Janusz Ordover: The provisions of the agreements at issue — agency, ‘most-favored-nation’ (MFN) clauses, and price caps—can be instrumental in facilitating new entry, particularly into markets with an entrenched, dominant firm. Show More Summary
So, we do know that the smartphone market has seen some waterproof handsets in recent memory, where Sony has certainly taken the mindset of waterproof devices being bulky and ugly looking, turning that idea over its head with a svelte...Show More Summary
What if you had never had access to books when you were young? (This includes e-books on tablets, too.) How would your life be different now? How would YOU be different? Africa has the highest percentage of illiteracy in the … Continue reading ?
Ingram's VitalSource Technologies has acquired CourseSmart, consolidating two of the largest companies providing textbooks as e-books, Publishers Weekly reports.
I am getting a Kindle Paperwhite for my upcoming birthday (!!!), so it’s time to step up my e-book game. I’ve been noodling the idea of joining Scribd or Amazon Prime, two of the biggest services for borrowing e-books. I’ve been poking through their respective offerings somewhat obsessively to figure out which plan is right [...]
Here is the first of Chicagoist's two-part interview with journalist Parker Marie Molloy, a Chicagoan who covers transgender issues for The Advocate. This past Wednesday, Feb. 26th, Molloy published an e-book, titled, 'My Transgender Coming Out Story,' edited by Thought Catalog. [ more › ]
Apple has filed a formal appeal asking for last year’s ruling from U.S. District Judge Denise Cote to be overturned due to an overreliance on circumstantial evidence. The 2013 ruling found Apple to have knowingly participated in a price-fixing...Show More Summary
Each of the 3 books in The Lays of Anuskaya series by Bradley P. Beaulieu are on sale in the Kindle store for $0.99 each. I've never made up my mind about reading this series, but for this price I'll definitely buy all 3 and give them a shot. Links: Book 1: The Winds of […]
The Kindle version of Grounded is now available. If I were you I’d wait until March 11, when you can take advantage of the UPK e-book loyalty program to get both the physical and the electronic copies, but to each his or her own…
The U.S. Department of Justice has not only successfully sued Apple for arguably non-existent anti-trust violations in the e-book market. It has even demanded – and gotten – a court-appointed “monitor” placed inside the company to supervise the company’s pricing decisions. Show More Summary
What hasn't Kevin Jackson done in the world of content creation? He's been an author (long form and e-book singles), newspaper reporter, playwright, radio producer, rock opera writer. We sure we're leaving something out. Oh....he's also written 2013's surprise best-selling Kindle Single, Mayflower: the Voyage from Hell. Show More Summary
Apple Inc. asked a federal appeals court to overturn a ruling that it violated antitrust laws, saying it had nothing to do with an alleged conspiracy among publishers to drive up e-book prices.
Antitrust laws aren't supposed to "keep prices down at any cost," Apple says.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Apple Inc urged a U.S. appeals court to throw out a judge's "radical" finding that it violated antitrust law by manipulating electronic book prices, and blamed publishers for running a conspiracy it claimed to know nothing about.
As expected, Apple has filed an appeal disputing a July ruling that the company conspired to raise e-book prices. Apple told a federal appeals court the ruling “is a radical departure” from modern antitrust law, and warned it would “chill competition and harm consumers,” the Associated Press reports. Show More Summary
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