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
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
Remarks made after the iPad introduction are now evidence in the Apple antitrust trial.
FORTUNE -- Long-time Apple (AAPL) watchers will remember this golden oldie from 2010.
Steve Jobs had just wrapped up his Jan. 27 introduction of the iPad and iBookstore when the Wall Street Journal's Walt Mossberg got his ear in the post-keynote press scrum.
Why, Mossberg asked Jobs, would anyone buy an e-book from Apple for $14.99 when they could buy MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 5, 2013 1:56 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
Nearly 14 months after the DOJ sued Apple, the e-book antitrust case is going to trial.
FORTUNE -- One of the big unanswered questions about the trial that opens Monday in a Manhattan federal courthouse is why Apple (AAPL) CEO Tim Cook hasn't already settled the case.
When Attorney General Eric Holder sued Apple and five book publishers in April 2012 for allegedly conspiring against Amazon (AMZN) to raise the price of e-books, three of MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 3, 2013 5:14 AM ET
The DOJ's e-books "ringmaster" theory dates back to the days of the railroad cartels.
FORTUNE -- The first federal antitrust trial in almost a decade -- U.S.A. v. Apple Inc. et al. -- is scheduled to begin Monday in a Manhattan courthouse.
The et al. in the title are five book publishers accused of conspiring in late 2009 and early 2010 to raise the prices of e-books.
The publishers -- Penguin, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 2, 2013 5:30 AM ET
There may be method to Apple's apparent madness, says UBS' Steve Milunovich.
FORTUNE -- It's not hard to see the source of Wall Street's frustration with Apple (AAPL). It's that big red triangle in the chart at right that shows the rapidly growing share of the worldwide smartphone market owned by Google's (GOOG) Android.
What is Tim Cook waiting for? his critics ask. Why hasn't he lowered the price of the iPhone to MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 1, 2013 8:35 AM ET
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