That's when Apple and Macmillan hatched a plot to sandbag Amazon, says the DOJ.
FORTUNE -- In its effort to prove that Apple (AAPL) "knowingly participated in and facilitated a conspiracy to raise prices of e-books" -- to use the judge's own words -- the Department of Justice has spent an inordinate amount of time cross-examining witnesses in the Apple e-book trial about a dinner that took place in Manhattan on MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 16, 2013 8:36 AM ET
If the government couldn't nail Eddy Cue -- and it didn't -- how's it going to win?
FORTUNE -- The Department of Justice spent a little over three hours Thursday cross-examining Apple senior vice president Eddy Cue -- the alleged "ringmaster" of an illegal conspiracy to raise the price of e-books -- and when it was over it wasn't clear whether the government had let its last best chance slip through MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 14, 2013 7:30 AM ET
Hammered by the DOJ on the effect of higher e-book prices on consumers.
FORTUNE -- With Eddy Cue finally where the Department of Justice has long wanted to put him -- in the witness chair in federal court facing civil antitrust charges -- the government seemed more interested in shaming him for raising the prices of e-books than in parsing the details of the laws he is alleged to have broken.
According MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 13, 2013 1:45 PM ET
Cue was at the center of what the DOJ calls an illegal scheme to fix the price of e-books.
FORTUNE -- Did Apple (AAPL) take advantage of the turmoil in the digital book market in late 2009 to negotiate favorable deals with five of the six biggest book publishers? Or was it, in fact, the "ringmaster" of an illegal conspiracy that reshaped the industry, forced Amazon (AMZN) and other retailers to MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 13, 2013 7:20 AM ET
E-mail evidence the government introduced on Tuesday could backfire on Thursday.
FORTUNE -- Plaintiff's Exhibit 55, which U.S. attorney Dan McCuaig introduced with a flourish at the end of the day Tuesday, was almost too good to be true.
It was a Jan. 14, 2010 e-mail from Steve Jobs himself, and not only did it seem to support the central theory of the government's antitrust case against Apple (AAPL), but it suggested for the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 13, 2013 5:00 AM ET
The old joke among Apple insiders was that the ship leaked from the top.
FORTUNE -- Dan McCuaig, one of the Department of Justice attorneys in U.S.A. v. Apple, waited until the last hour of the sixth day of the e-book antitrust trial to pull out his smoking gun.
The witness, Keith Moerer, head of Apple's (AAPL) iBookstore, had been on the stand for four hours. He had testified repeatedly that Apple never asked MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 12, 2013 7:15 AM ET
On day 5, the government uses HarperCollins's words against it.
FORTUNE -- Plaintiff's Exhibit 865, introduced for the Department of Justice by attorney Larry Buterman after he spent an hour cross examining HarperCollins CEO Brian Murray -- examination that was like pulling teeth -- illustrates as well as anything the gap between the government's case and Apple's (AAPL) defense.
It consists of four quotes from HarperCollins executives -- two from Murray himself MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 10, 2013 1:15 PM ET
A Google exec, an Apple exec and the only publisher who stayed loyal to Amazon.
FORTUNE -- We got a peek at the witness list in U.S.A. v. Apple, the e-book antitrust trial scheduled to begin its second of three weeks Monday in a Manhattan federal courthouse.
On deck for today, according to our notes:
Thomas Turvey: The Google (GOOG) director of strategic partnerships whose written testimony was demolished Thursday by Apple's (AAPL) MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 10, 2013 8:26 AM ET
Between WWDC and the e-book antitrust trial, Apple's digital dealmaker has a busy week.
FORTUNE -- If the trade press reports are true, Eddy Cue will take the stage Monday at Apple's World Wide Developers Conference in San Francisco to introduce a new music streaming service that reporters have dubbed -- probably with good reason -- iRadio.
Three days later, Cue is scheduled to appear in a Manhattan federal court as the star witness MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 9, 2013 6:57 AM ET
Judge Cote may be backing away from her preliminary view of the DOJ's antitrust case.
FORTUNE -- A subtle but potentially important shift took place Thursday in the Manhattan federal courthouse where U.S. District Judge Denise Cote just wrapped up the first week of the three-week civil antitrust case known as U.S.A. v. Apple.
One of the central questions in the case is whether Apple (AAPL) executives told the six biggest book MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 7, 2013 7:41 AM ET
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