Apple Inc. engaged in a horizontal price-fixing scheme with some of the U.S.’s largest publishers to violate antitrust laws by working “to strip retailers of pricing authority,” the U.S. Justice Department said in a court filing.
As the government clamps down on alleged privacy violations by mobile applications, Google Inc., Apple Inc. and legions of software developers are girding for fines and rules that analysts say threaten to stifle growth.
Apple Inc. tightened its rules over software that accesses address-book information, following a controversy over social-networking applications such as Path uploading users’ contacts data without permission.
Apple Inc. won a court ruling keeping its second patent case against Samsung Electronics Co. in San Jose, California, on track for a 2014 trial after losing a bid to dismiss a lawsuit claiming the iPhone maker improperly collected and shared customers’ personal information.
Apple Inc. asked a federal judge to approve a settlement resolving claims that the company induced children to make game-related purchases on iPhones and iPads without their parents’ knowledge or permission.