Mar 9, 2012

Marketplace Tech Report for Friday, March 9, 2012

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The Department of Justice is reportedly getting ready to sue Apple as well as five publishers over anti-competitive practices related to the cost of e-books. The situation dates way back to 2010. At the time, Amazon was the major player…

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Justice Department to sue e-book publishers, Apple

Mar 9, 2012
The Department of Justice is reportedly ready to sue over anti-competitive practices in the electronic book business.

The Department of Justice is reportedly getting ready to sue Apple as well as five publishers over anti-competitive practices related to the cost of e-books. The situation dates way back to 2010. At the time, Amazon was the major player in the e-book market. Then Apple launched the first iPad and with it, Apple’s own electronic book store. That’s where things started to get interesting. Also, a new version of the classic arcade game Asteroids.

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