Apple Doesn’t Want to Pay the Feds’ E-Book Lawyer $70,000 a Week

Apple lost its antitrust e-book trial this summer. Now it has to pay a court-appointed attorney more than $1,100 an hour to keep tabs on itself.

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Amazon Unveils Its MatchBook Print-and-Kindle Combo Deal

Amazon today launched the MatchBook program it announced last month, which lets owners of select print books bought on Amazon get the Kindle e-book versions for $2.99 or cheaper.

How a Man in Austria Used Legos to Hack Amazon’s Kindle E-Book Security

A little robotics, a little OCR and voila.

Apple’s E-Book Punishment Court Order Is Final, and Not as Bad as Apple Feared

But Apple says it will still appeal.

Yahoo Falls For Tumblr, Google I/O, and Bill Gates on Steve Jobs — 10 Things You Need to See on AllThingsD This Week

The week in AllThingsD, in one convenient post. You’re welcome!

DOJ Filing Calls Apple “Ringmaster” of E-Book Pricing Rise

The gist: “Apple knew that the plan it was proposing involved a ‘dramatic business change’ for publisher defendants.”

Penguin to Drop Apple E-Book Deal to Settle EU Antitrust Probe

So much for that “agency” e-book model.

Amazon’s E-Book Business Is Up 70 Percent, but It’s Still Not Disclosing Kindle Sales

Whatever Kindle sales were in Q4, they could have been better had Amazon not sold out of its flagship e-reader.

Eric Schmidt and Stephen Colbert on Everything From Politics to Google Play (Video)

What is Google Play? Schmidt tells Colbert: “It’s the competitor to the rain forest.”

Apple Fires Back at the Feds, Amazon