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It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player (requi...

May 16th 2013 at 3:15pm 0 Comments
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It must feel pretty lonely in the Apple legal department today. Media and wire service reports say that Apple is the only company that has not made an out-of-court settlement with the US Department of Justice in a price-fixing investigation over the price of e-books. Macmillan has just settled...

February 8th 2013 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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Another day, another company pleading guilty to their role in a massive global price-fixing conspiracy surrounding the MSRP of LCDs. The Taiwan-based HannStar Display agreed (grudgingly, we surmise) this week to cough up a whopping $30 million for its role in the scheme, marking the seventh company...

July 4th 2010 at 1:55am 0 Comments
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Looks like Dell is getting itself a membership in a club of which AT&T, Nokia, and the US Department of Justice are none too pleased to say they're members. The company has filed suit in a San Francisco court today against four Japanese LCD makers - Sharp, Hitachi, Toshiba, and Seiko Epson - an...

March 15th 2010 at 11:05pm 0 Comments
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In 2002, the European Union levied a €167.8 million fine against Nintendo and a group of distributors for artificially boosting prices of Nintendo hardware and software from 1991-1998. Nintendo's share of that: €149.5 million, an amount that Nintendo described as "unfair, illegal, [and] ev...

May 1st 2009 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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We reported back in February that Sharp and Hitachi, two tech industry juggernauts who are responsible for supplying the DS with its LCD screens, were under investigation for their suspected collusion to control the price of said screens. Earlier this week, the Japan Fair Trade Commission concluded...

December 20th 2008 at 4:15pm 0 Comments
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There may have been a long shot in Hades that Sharp and LG would navigate their way out of paying a full $120 million / $400 million fine for their respective roles in a recent LCD price fixing bust, but that shot has apparently failed. It was announced this week that both firms would indeed be sent...

December 18th 2008 at 8:20pm 0 Comments
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Way back in December of 2006, NVIDIA and AMD were both pegged for potential price fixing, and nearly two years later it seems it'll finally be paying the piper. A settlement agreement is detailed in a recently filed 8-K form, which asserts that NVIDIA would pay $850,000 into a total fund of up to $1...

September 28th 2008 at 9:36pm 0 Comments