Tag Archives: iBookstore

Apple files plan to appeal e-book case

Today Apple filed its plan to appeal a case brought by the Department of Justice that resulted in an injunction of e-books for Apple’s iBookstore. The company lost a September 6th ruling which resulted in the injunction of e-books by many major publishers due to alleged price fixing. In its filing, Apple said, “Apple also hereby appeals from any and…

Publishers giving back to purchasers of best sellers from iBookstore

Well, it looks as if the iBookstore price fixing saga may be behind us very soon. While Apple pushed for a lawsuit, which it ended up losing, it appears as if the publishers are now working hard on settlements with the US Department of Justice. A report today claims that Penguin, Macmillan, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, and the Hachette Book…

Apple begins building Reno iCloud data center

The data center located in Reno, Nevada is finally under construction. Apple broke ground at the site in March, and according to some spy images taken by AppleInsider, the company is beginning to build its first major structures needed to support the massive data center that will be used for iCloud storage. Apple announced that it plans to spend $16…

Steve Jobs didn’t want to enter “iBooks” market

Apple’s iPad is seen as many diffent items in the market. It is a tablet, a gaming device, and an e-book reader. However, according to Apple’s senior vice president of Internet software and services Eddy Cue, Steve Jobs didn’t picture the iPad as an e-book reader. He actually didn’t want to enter the electronic book market at all. After recent court…

Apple claims publishers were price-fixing before iBookstore

As you well know, Apple is currently caught up in a price-fixing case led by the Department of Justice, where Apple is accused of fixing prices at the discretion of publishers in order to marginalize Amazon. Today marks a significant development in the case. Apple has claimed that it was involved in “one-on-one” and “contentious negotiations” when…

Apple victorious in “iBooks” trademark lawsuit

So, Apple was sued again. Big surprise, right? This time it was by a small New York publishing company called Black Tower Press. Apparently the sci-fi and fantasy book publisher obtained the “ibooks” mark in 2006 after purchasing another publishing company that had been using the name. It’s worth noting that Black Tower never actually obtained…

Apple loses out on Goodreads integration to Amazon

If you’re a reader, you’ve probably heard of Goodreads. It’s basically the social networking for books, with ratings, reviews, recommendations, and more. All in all, definitely the type of thing major ebook publishers would want to get their hands on. In comes Apple. The Cupertino-based company reportedly spent about a year talking with Goodreads…

Tim Cook to testify in DoJ e-book lawsuit – Rumor

According to Bloomsburg, Judge Denise Cote – the judge presiding over the Department of Justice’s lawsuit against Apple about e-book price inflation in the iBookstore – has scheduled a phone conference for March 13. This is because the DoJ sent in a letter requesting ”assistance in setting a discovery dispute” over the deposition of Apple CEO Tim…