Throw the E-Book At 'Em?

A federal judge has ruled that Apple teamed up with several large publishers in a price-fixing scheme intended to raise the price of e-books. “Without Apple’s orchestration of this conspiracy, it would not have succeeded as it did in the spring of 2010.” And yes, there’s an app(eal) for that.

+ The e-book case is all about Apple and Amazon, two companies that have taken leadership positions in the digital age of book selling. There was a time, not too long ago, when the key behemoths in book sales were Borders and Barnes & Noble. The first went bankrupt. The second, faced with sluggish Nook sales and changes at the top, has been left “without a clear path forward.”

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