Microsoft upped its cool factor today with introductions of some really great-sounding products, including a first for the company, the Surface Book convertible laptop.
The company must now pay $450 million as part of a settlement, but it maintains it did nothing wrong.
Europe's regulators want to know whether Amazon's deals with book publishers require them to inform the e-retail giant of more favorable terms from rivals.
The e-commerce company has made the book publisher a public offer: accept $9.99 e-book prices, and Amazon won't ask for more of each sale.
The settlement hinges on the success or failure of the company's appeal of a ruling that found it conspired with publishers to fix prices.
As little as a penny nets you five solid reads. Anything over $12 adds some sci-fi legends to the mix, including Bear, Ellison, and Zahn.
The end to a public fight between the publishing industry and the massive e-book distributor could spell relief for authors. It also gives Amazon customers access, finally, to Hachette titles.
Multi-year agreement for sales of physical and electronic books comes amid contentious talks with another book publisher.
The book publisher criticizes Amazon's negotiation tactics in their dispute over e-book prices.
In a letter to readers and authors, the e-commerce giants asks people to email Hachette's CEO saying they want lower e-book prices.