Apple has been found guilty of conspiring with publishers to raise the price of e-books. The decision was reached by U.S. District Judge Denise Cote in Manhattan, with damages levied against Apple to follow in a separate trial.
Most of us can probably agree that no matter what you are buying, DRM is little more than an annoyance.
The US government has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple and a number of publishers - including Hachette SA, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin and Simon & Schuster - for allegedly colluding over e-book pricing.
Bookseller Barnes & Noble has just released third quarter statistics with both positive and negative results. Overall, the company’s profits were down 25 percent from the previous quarter as it continues to go head-to-head with other e-reader companies like Amazon.
Some interesting new statistics have come out from a survey of e-book readers, showing that the market remains mainly a novelty and a popular gift choice, and Amazon holds a substantial lead over everyone else.
Amazon has unwrapped a special edition of its Kindle e-book shop and reader application for Apple's long-awaited iPad.
Barnes & Noble will be releasing an app for the iPad, a device that will be competing with its own Nook e-reader. It's a way for the reail giant to gain more exposure in the market of digital books.
A number of new Microsoft Courier tablet pictures and related specs hit the Internet on Friday.