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
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
The unique facts of Apple's case will make it a singularly sympathetic one to today's markedly pro-business Supreme Court -- if the case reaches it.
By Roger Parloff, senior editor
FORTUNE -- After Monday's opening statements in the government's federal antitrust case against Apple -- stemming from Apple's game-changing foray into the then nascent ebooks market in 2010 -- it's apparent that the case raises novel legal questions that could well MOREJun 5, 2013 12:36 PM ET
Apple's vice president for internet services emerges as the key witness for both sides.
FORTUNE -- Apple's (AAPL) e-book antitrust trial began Monday and it quickly became clear that the case will revolve around Eddy Cue -- Steve Jobs' point man in the negotiations with publishers that the Department of Justice claims was an illegal conspiracy to raise the price of e-books.
The government's opening statement -- delivered before a packed courthouse MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 3, 2013 1:34 PM ET
Many suspected two years ago that the iPad-only publication was dead on arrival
FORTUNE -- News Corp. (NWS) announced Monday that The Daily -- the iPad-only publication launched with great fanfare by Rupert Murdoch with the encouragement of Apple's (AAPL) Steve Jobs (and a little speech by Senior VP Eddy Cue) -- will "cease standalone publication" on Dec. 15, one month short of its second birthday.
An unspecified number of the 120 MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 3, 2012 10:25 AM ET
Scheduled for release in October, it's reportedly due out today (Thursday)
FORTUNE -- One of the tentpole presentations of Apple's (AAPL) Sept. 12 iPhone 5 event was a demo of the eleventh major revision of iTunes, the company's much-used and not-much-loved application for serving up music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, books, apps, ring tones, radio and who knows what else.
(Anil Dash's quip that "Apple should put someone in charge of iTunes so they MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 29, 2012 7:01 AM ET
Why is Apple fighting so hard to keep two-year-old court records sealed?
FORTUNE -- The first thing you learned when you sat down with Steve Jobs was that the interview was off the record. And it stayed off the record. No matter how innocuous the quote, no matter how much time had passed, Apple (AAPL) public relations wouldn't let you use it.
So it doesn't surprise me to learn from a story MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 1, 2012 6:39 AM ET
Decoding the Department of Justice's antitrust whodunnit
FORTUNE -- At a hearing in a Manhattan federal court Wednesday, attorneys for Apple (AAPL) and two major book publishers said that rather than settling -- as three of their co-defendants had -- they wanted to go to trial to defend themselves against U.S. government charges that they had colluded illegally to raise e-book prices. (See The Apple e-book conspiracy: Three days in January.)
Which means MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 19, 2012 3:16 PM ET
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