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HAHAHA! Go on, HOST YOUR NEWS on FACEBOOK, FOOLS!

Facebook has inked news-hosting deals with nine media outfits, including the BBC and Buzzfeed, in a move to slurp ad revenue from publishers and keep netizens locked into its site for even longer. The Mark Zuckerberg-run company said that its free content ad network would initially offer Apple iOS users of the Facebook app a …
Kelly Fiveash, 13 May 2015

Hold the front page: Spain's anti-Google lobbyists lobby for Google News return

Anti-Google lobby group the AEDE, which represents publishers in Spain, has asked the country's government to prevent the ad giant from shuttering its news-scraping service. The volte-face comes after Mountain View threatened on Thursday to kill Google News in Spain, because it argued that a clumsy, new intellectual property …
Kelly Fiveash, 14 Dec 2014

Spanish 'Google tax' could end up like Germany's everyone-BUT-Google tax

Less than two weeks after an attempt to “tax Google” fell apart in Germany, Spain has decided to implement its version of the same idea. Of course it’s not just Google, the new Spanish law targets any website that links to pirated content. The law is in two parts, the first allows the Association of Editors of Spanish Dailies …

The Schmidt hits the clan: Google chief mauls publishers' 'abuse of dominance' claims

Google's exec chairman Eric Schmidt has hit back at publishers for complaining about the multinational's alleged dominance in the search market in Europe in a series of splashy newspaper ads today. He said in a blog post this morning that the "serious nature" of the claims - that Google favours its own search products, such as …
Kelly Fiveash, 6 Sep 2014
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Did Google order staff to 'steal' web ad cash from publishers? THE TRUTH

Google has denied allegations made by a self-styled “former Google employee” – who claimed he was ordered to take part in “theft of money” from “thousands upon thousands” of publishers using Google AdSense. According to a missive posted anonymously onto Pastebin on Tuesday, the web king told its staff in 2009 that it would …
Kelly Fiveash, 30 Apr 2014
Google Toilet Paper

Publishers reject Google's revised offer to fix search biz in Europe

Google's revised package of concessions to try to fix a three-year-long competition probe in Europe relating to the ad giant's dominant search biz has been attacked by a group of publishers. The lobby outfit, which represents newspaper and magazine publishers across the EU said it was "highly concerned" by how Brussels' …
Kelly Fiveash, 13 Nov 2013

Dead STEVE JOBS was a CROOK - Judge

A US judge has found Apple guilty of conspiring with major publishers to fix the price of ebooks and has called for a trial on damages. District Judge Denise Cote stayed true to her initial impressions of the case, and ruled that Apple had colluded with Macmillan, Hachette, Penguin, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster on …
The Register breaking news

Google settles epic US book-scanning battle with 5 publishers

Google has settled a seven-year-long dispute with publishers in the United States, bringing to an end a copyright infringement lawsuit first filed against the company in October 2005. Under the deal, the rights of the copyright-holders have been acknowledged by the search and ad giant. Five members of the Association of …
Team Register, 4 Oct 2012
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Publishers pony up $69m in ebook price-fixing settlement

Three of the publishers accused along with Apple of price fixing in the ebook market have agreed to settle the case for a total of $69m, in a move that could mean a (very small) windfall for consumers in 49 US states and the District of Columbia. Under the terms of the settlement, Hachette, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster …
Neil McAllister, 31 Aug 2012
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US Justice Dept rejects criticisms of ebook settlements

The US Department of Justice has hit back at criticisms of its ebook case against Apple and five major publishers, saying its critics either don't understand or are just looking out for themselves. The DoJ filed a case in April accusing Apple and five publishing houses of colluding on ebook prices in their attempt to …
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Apple, Penguin, Macmillan to face feds in court - next year

Apple and book publishers are facing a trial next year over the allegations they colluded on ebook prices to squeeze Amazon out of the market. Judge Denise Cote told the fruity firm and the two bookhouses that haven't settled, Penguin and Macmillan, that the case will start in June next year, Bloomberg reported. Three other …
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French writers say OUI! to Google's book-slurp deal

Google has come to an arrangement with French authors and publishers, who sued for copyright infringement after the web giant began scanning and indexing their books. The deal clears the way for the search goliath to resume digitising tomes for the first time since 2006. The French Publishers' Association (Syndicat national de …
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Barnes & Noble files official complaint over ebook settlements

Barnes & Noble has lodged a complaint over the ebook settlement proposed by the Department of Justice, claiming that it will be bad news for booksellers and the American public. The bookseller, which has been competing in the market with its Nook ereader, said that the DoJ's antitrust case against Apple and five publishing …
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Ebook price-fix trial showdown? Bring it on, say Apple and pals

Apple wants to go to trial in the US over allegations of price-fixing in the ebook market, the company's lawyer said yesterday, but it may end up settling with the EU. The fruity firm and fellow defendants Penguin and Macmillan were in court yesterday for the first hearing in the US government-led case against them. According …
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Apple and publisher pals hold up US and EU watchdogs

Apple and two major publishing houses are holding out on settling the ebook price-fixing investigations from the US and Europe. While Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins and Hachette Book Group are all keen to reach an agreement with regulators in the US and EU, Penguin, Macmillan and Apple are all reluctant to shake hands on the …
The Register breaking news

Could tiny ebooks really upset the mighty Apple cart?

Analysis You wouldn't think that Apple had any problems right now. Its share price is so grossly high that it is ranked as the most valuable company in the world. Fans will queue up in their thousands for the chance to buy its latest iDevice – the new iPad – so much so that there won't be anywhere nearly enough devices in stock to …
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EU antitrust bigwig offers Apple, publishers ebook truce

The EU is willing to consider settling its differences with ebook publishers and Apple if they're willing to make some sacrifices, the European Commission's antitrust chief said. The commission is in the midst of an investigation into whether Apple colluded with five major publishing houses to fix prices for digital books in …
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Google acts to quell critics of book deal

Google has written a letter to 16 European Union publishers in an effort to allay some of their concerns about Mountain View’s digital books settlement in the US. According to today’s Financial Times, Google has agreed to have two non-US reps on the governing board of the registry that will oversee the settlement. …
Kelly Fiveash, 7 Sep 2009

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