NEW YORK - A senior vice president at Apple denies the
company colluded with book publishers to drive up the price of electronic
Eddy Cue testified
Thursday at a price-fixing trial in federal court in Manhattan.
The government has sued
Apple and five major book publishers, claiming they harmed consumers by
striking a deal intended to force Amazon to raise its $9.99 price for e-books.
negotiated deals with five major publishers that allowed them to sell e-books
for up to $14.99 in the iBookstore. But the senior vice president at Apple
denied the deals were calculated to force Amazon to make similar agreements.