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US court throws out class-action status in Google books case, for now

A U.S. court has decided that the class-action designation of the copyright lawsuit brought against Google by the Authors Guild over the company's book-scanning project was "premature," and has returned the suit to a lower court for consideration of fair use issues.

After closing arguments, Apple's fate in e-book antitrust case goes to judge

"Word games," an "overreaching narrative" and a "case of inferences" were a few choice phrases used by attorney Orin Snyder Thursday in closing arguments for Apple in the U.S. Department of Justice's antitrust, e-books price fixing case against the tech giant.

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How Apple shook up the electronic book market

With concluding arguments in the government's antitrust suit against Apple's e-book pricing expected later this week, here's a look at what's gone down so far in the trial.

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Apple's Eddy Cue offers short answers in e-book antitrust trial

Apple Senior Vice President Eddy Cue offered only short answers in testimony Thursday in federal court when questioned by U.S. Justice Department prosecutors trying to solidify their case that Apple, along with five of the largest book publishers, worked together to illegally set the prices of electronic books for the market.

Penguin settles with U.S. states in e-book price-fixing lawsuit

Penguin has settled with U.S. states in an e-book price-fixing lawsuit, leaving only Apple now in the fray.

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Google Play Books puts sideloaded ebooks in the cloud

Google now lets you upload your own PDFs and ePub-formatted ebooks into your Play Books library. Once there, you can sync them across the Web as well as Android and iOS devices.

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In ebook case, Apple says publishers had already taken measures to counter Amazon

Concerned about Amazon.com's low pricing of ebooks, publishers had taken measures as early as 2009 such as "windowing," a practice of delaying ebook releases to benefit sales of hardcover editions, Apple said in a filing in an ebook price-fixing lawsuit.

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Amazon to acquire Goodreads book recommendation site

Amazon.com will acquire Goodreads, a website that recommends books.

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Authors want a rewrite on Amazon's domain name grab

Both the Authors Guild and retailer Barnes & Noble claim that giving Amazon control over generic domain names like .book and .read would give the online company too much market power.

Scaling back the Nook e-reader would be bad news for book publishers

If Barnes & Noble slows down production of its Nook hardware line, book publishers could be in for a world of hurt at the hand of Amazon.

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Penguin settles ebook price-fixing lawsuit

Penguin Group has become the latest book publisher to reach a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice in a lawsuit that alleges that Apple and five publishers had conspired to raise ebook prices.

SpokenLayer Aims to Give the Web the Power of Speech

Rather than tagging something to read later, you may be able to listen to it later with the help of a conversion tool from this startup.

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Apple's Alleged E-book Price Fixing: What You Need To Know

The Justice Department is warning Apple and its publisher partners they may have to answer for their pricing model.

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