FORTUNE -- Apple (AAPL) senior VP Eddy Cue showed up late to the e-book antitrust trial last month because he was busy nailing down the final iTunes Radio contracts in advance of the June 10 WWDC keynote.
And I was so busy Wednesday trying to wrap my head around Judge Denise Cote's decision in that case -- in which she ruled against Apple in part because she didn't believe key parts of Cue's testimony -- that I missed the excellent demo of the beta version of iTunes Radio that BTIG media analyst Richard Greenfield posted the same day.
As Steve Jobs' point man during the creation of the iTunes Music Store, the App Store and Apple TV, Cue estimates that he has negotiated tens of thousands of media deals for Apple. One repercussion of Judge Cote's ruling is that it may tie Cue's hands when he has to negotiate contracts for whatever succeeds iTunes Radio.
I thought the judge was coming around to Apple's point of view. I was wrong.
FORTUNE -- The benches were hard. The courtroom was over-cooled. The reporting challenges were daunting (no Wi-Fi, no cellphones, no laptops). But the drama that unfolded over three weeks of testimony was compelling, and I was happy to be one of a handful of reporters who sat through the whole thing.
I thought I had a good handle MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 11, 2013 8:28 AM ET
Shouldn't there be a law against beating a piece of evidence to death?
FORTUNE -- What started as a small "gotcha" moment last week in the cross examination of a mid-level Apple (AAPL) executive grew into a federal case -- literally -- on Monday, the ninth day of testimony in U.S.A. v. Apple.
The latest McGuffin in the Department of Justice's antitrust case against Apple is an e-mail signed by Steve Jobs and addressed MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 18, 2013 8:36 AM ET
On the day the U.S. is to close its antitrust case, Apple evokes the memory its late CEO.
FORTUNE -- "Once Steve decided he wanted to pursue the e-bookstore, he got more and more excited."
That was Apple (AAPL) senior vice president Eddy Cue, the alleged "ringmaster" of the conspiracy to raise e-book prices at the heart of U.S.A. v. Apple, being steered toward the end of his cross examination to talk about MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 17, 2013 1:56 PM ET
The DOJ will rest its case. Apple will present its defense. Summations on Thursday.
FORTUNE -- Eddy Cue, the alleged "ringmaster" of a conspiracy to raise e-book prices in 2010, returns to a Manhattan federal court Monday in the final four days of the Department of Justice's antitrust case against Apple (AAPL).
Having sailed through a grilling Thursday by the government's lawyer, the star witness of U.S.A. v. Apple will complete the friendly MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 17, 2013 5:47 AM ET
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
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