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Duel over Apple's punishment for e-book price-fixing
Duel over Apple's punishment for e-book price-fixing

US antitrust attorneys defended their push to restrict Apple in the e-books market as hearings opened Friday on how to punish the the tech giant found guilty of price-fixing.

Duel over Apple's punishment for e-book price-fixing
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Kazakhstan's Olzhas Suleimenov among 22 world's foremost thinkers

Kazakhstan activist and poet Olzhas Suleimenov has got onto the list of 22 outstanding thinkers whose ideas were published in the book of Piotr Dutkiewicz and Richard Sakwa.

Kazakhstan's Olzhas Suleimenov among 22 world's foremost thinkers
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'Fifty Shades' a must read for Guantanamo detainees

Sado-masochistic best-seller "50 Shades of Grey" is popular reading among high-value detainees at Guantanamo, officials told a visiting congressional delegation.

'Fifty Shades' a must read for Guantanamo detainees
'Wild Swans' author Jung Chang speaks of China dream
'Wild Swans' author Jung Chang speaks of China dream

It may be unclear what exactly Beijing means by its aspirational "China Dream" slogan, but for banned "Wild Swans" author Jung Chang it's a positive step.

'Wild Swans' author Jung Chang speaks of China dream
Apple case cracks open e-books, digital goods pricing
Apple case cracks open e-books, digital goods pricing

A ruling by an American judge that Apple illegally conspired to fix e-book prices could boost competition in the market for all kinds of digital goods, including music and movies.

Apple case cracks open e-books, digital goods pricing
Author Vikram Seth asked to return $1.7m advance: report
Author Vikram Seth asked to return $1.7m advance: report

Acclaimed Indian writer Vikram Seth has been asked to return a $1.7-million advance he was paid by his publisher to write a sequel to his 1993 classic "A Suitable Boy".

Author Vikram Seth asked to return $1.7m advance: report
Apple, US government spar in antitrust trial finale
Apple, US government spar in antitrust trial finale

Apple on Thursday dismissed allegations it conspired to raise the price of e-books and said the US government's antitrust case against it would deter new entrants to concentrated markets.

Apple, US government spar in antitrust trial finale
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'Nowhere Boy' director to make '50 Shades' film

British director Sam Taylor-Johnson will direct a movie version of erotic best-seller "Fifty Shades of Grey".

'Nowhere Boy' director to make '50 Shades' film
Mysterious Steve Jobs emails hang over Apple trial
Mysterious Steve Jobs emails hang over Apple trial

The late Steve Jobs took center stage Monday in the latest twist in the Apple antitrust trial on ebooks.

Mysterious Steve Jobs emails hang over Apple trial
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Apple leader admits e-book prices rose with iPad launch

Apple's chief dealmaker acknowledged Thursday that prices of best-selling ebooks rose after the tech giant launched iPad book sales in 2010, but denied any role in a plot to fix prices.

Apple leader admits e-book prices rose with iPad launch
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Apple clashes with Amazon in e-book case

Apple attorneys in the US antitrust case on e-books went on the offensive Thursday, attacking the credibility of government witnesses and seeking to debunk key elements of the government's case.

Apple clashes with Amazon in e-book case
Apple called 'facilitator' of ebook pricing shift
Apple called 'facilitator' of ebook pricing shift

Apple was accused of being a "facilitator" and "go-between" of a publishing industry shift that led to higher e-book prices, in testimony on Tuesday in a US antitrust trial against the firm.

Apple called 'facilitator' of ebook pricing shift
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New book to dig into alleged Boston bombers' past

A new book will explore the life of the Tsarnaev brothers, the ethnic Chechens accused of bombing the Boston marathon.

New book to dig into alleged Boston bombers' past
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New book sheds light on softer side of Iron Lady

The authorised biography of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher hits bookshops on Tuesday, revealing an intimate side to the Iron Lady.

New book sheds light on softer side of Iron Lady
Murakami book print run hits 1 million in week
Murakami book print run hits 1 million in week

The Japanese publisher of the new novel by Haruki Murakami said Thursday it had ordered one million copies of the book, less than a week after it went on sale.

Murakami book print run hits 1 million in week
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Excitement builds in Japan for new Murakami novel

The wait is nearly over for thousands of readers eager to get their hands on the new novel by celebrated Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami.

Excitement builds in Japan for new Murakami novel
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Amazon.com buys book lovers website Goodreads

Amazon.com on Thursday announced that it is buying book lovers social network Goodreads in a move that could give Kindle tablets an edge over rival electronic readers.

Amazon.com buys book lovers website Goodreads
Strauss-Kahn fails to ban tell-all book but wins damages
Strauss-Kahn fails to ban tell-all book but wins damages

A Paris court Tuesday turned down disgraced former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn's bid to ban a "despicable" book on his affair with the author, but ordered Marcela Iacub and her publisher to pay him 50,000 euros in damages.

Strauss-Kahn fails to ban tell-all book but wins damages
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Murakami's new book out in April: publisher

Author Haruki Murakami's new novel will hit book stores in April, three years after the final instalment of "1Q84".

Murakami's new book out in April: publisher
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Zulu goes high-tech

When a middle-aged South African engineer recently set out to write a novel in his native Zulu, he found himself hamstrung by a lack of words to describe modern life.

Zulu goes high-tech