Apple Settles E-Book Pricing Suit
Jun 17, 2014, 7:26 AM by Eric M. Zeman
Apple has settled a civil lawsuit over the prices it charged for e-books, according to court documents filed in New York. Exact terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the parties have agreed to the basics of the settlement. Consumers and several U.S. states were seeking as much as $840 million over allegations that Apple colluded with publishers to raise the prices of e-books from $10 to $13/$15 for popular titles. Plaintiffs claimed Apple over-charged consumers by $280 million, and sought three times that amount in damages. The settlement will need to be approved by the court before it is implemented. Apple maintains it has done nothing wrong, though it is currently appealing an antitrust ruling levied against it last year.
Feb 9, 2022
Samsung today announced its lineup of flagship phones for 2022: the Galaxy S22 series. The top-end S22 Ultra sees the biggest changes as it essentially absorbs Samsung's Note series with an integrated S Pen stylus and a more Note-like shape and design, instead of the Contour Cut design of the other models.
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Jan 14, 2021
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Oct 1, 2020
New York State has launched COVID Alert NY, its official app enabling the COVID-19 Exposure Notification system developed by Apple and Google. New York is the largest US state to date to launch an app using the system, and joins ten other states that have already launched similar apps: Alabama, Arizona, Delaware, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wyoming.
Jan 5, 2023
More obscure book titles will now be available in audiobook format in Apple Books thanks to a new AI-powered digital narration service. Commissioning voice actors and producing audiobooks can be expensive, so typically only very popular, mainstream books get the audio treatment.