Apple agrees to conditional $450 million e-books antitrust accord

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By Nate Raymond and Alison Frankel (Reuters) Apple Inc has agreed to pay $450 million to resolve U.S. state and consumer claims the iPad manufacturer conspired with five major publishers to fix e-book prices, according to court records filed Wednesday. But the settlement, which would provide … [Read more...]

Justice Dept may sue Apple, publishers on e-book pricing

(Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has warned Apple and five of the biggest U.S. publishers that it plans to sue them, accusing them of colluding to raise the prices of electronic books, the Wall Street Journal said, citing people familiar with the matter. Several parties have held talks to … [Read more...]