US Department of Justice files charges against Apple for e-book price fixing
0. phoneArena 11 Apr 2012, 09:52 posted on
The US Department of Justice is formally charging Apple in response to a price fixing scandal that's been under investigation, potentially helping Barnes and Nobile and Amazon with a more level playing field...
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1. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)
Long overdue,in my opinion. Apple is nothing if not a huge monopoly that wants to extend its tentacles into everything. Way to go,DOJ... Eat it,Apple!!!
6. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
And monopoly is not good for all, even for Apple users.
2. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
i still dont see why a school would buy an ipad to use as an ereader when a kindle does the same thing for 1/3rd the money. Its not like apple is giving schools a price break of any worth. That digital media book they showed off a few months back was pretty cool, but nothing the competition cant do or one up... and definitely not worth the 300% price mark up per tablet vs a kindle.
3. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
All politics and the usual incompetence that goes along with everything these days. You would think that a publicly funded outfit like public schools would choose the more efficient e reader but no, they choose the most popular and damn near most expensive device...want to bet someone was steering this ship toward the Isle of Apple?
7. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
The same in my country, national television has bought iPads...
13. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
10. smallcolabear (Posts: 82; Member since: 18 Feb 2012)
When I was in grade school in the computer lab they always had to newest mac computers but could not give us better playground equipment to use.
11. Giggity (Posts: 147; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)
School spending = taxpayers money
So why not spend it on something totally unnecessary and cut back on extra ciricculum and nutrition lunch
4. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)
Ever heard oh Lobbying? There is your answer.
8. pongkie (Posts: 538; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)
Apple this is bad your victimizing children also for profit
14. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
BEST NEWS I'VE HEARD in a while!