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Apple is once again being sued by its own investors - this time they're irked by the ebook price-fixing brouhaha.

The lawsuit alleges the iThing maker part in the scandal harmed its reputation and thus shareholders' investments. According to a court filing obtained by journalist Jeff Roberts, Apple chief Tim Cook, executive Eddy Cue, and the board of directors are named in the class-action suit, filed on behalf of Apple's shareholders.

Apple on Monday unveiled its latest mobile operating system for the iPhone and iPad at its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, kicking off a week's worth of developer events for the app-building community.

The iPhone and iPad maker's keynote on Monday included updates on financial figures, sales and shipments, and other numerical nuggets. Here's what you need to know.

The new iPhone and iPad software was unveiled almost exactly one year to the day after the release of iOS 7, its immediate predecessor, following a major redesign of its user interface.

Apple Inc. (AAPL) executives were prepared to abandon plans to enter the e-book business on the eve of the company’s 2010 debut of the iPad, Penguin Group USA Inc. Chief Executive Officer David Shanks testified in the U.S. government’s civil antitrust trial against Apple.

Shanks, called on the second day of the trial in Manhattan federal court, yesterday described his company’s decision to sign a deal known as an agency agreement for Apple to sell Penguin’s electronic books. He said Penguin signed on after initially resisting Apple’s pricing model.

Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook must sit for a deposition in the U.S. government's lawsuit against the company over alleged price-fixing in the e-book market, a judge ruled on Wednesday.

U.S. District Judge Denise Cote in Manhattan granted the Justice Department's request to compel Cook to testify for four hours in the lawsuit, which accuses Apple of conspiring with five publishers to raise e-book prices.

The government had argued Cook likely had relevant information about Apple's entry into the e-books market.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is America's top businessman, at least according to Fortune's Magazine. Bezos beat out Apple's Tim Cook, Comcast's Brian Roberts and Steve Burke, eBay's John Donahoe and Larry Page it the magazine's annual Businessperson of the Year issue. He's a guy who took his love of books and turned it into an online empire, taking on the seemingly impervious retail book world. Now try to find a Barne's and Noble today.

In a series of ads around its new pint-sized iPad, CNET reports that Apple is driving home the idea that the $329 device is a quite capable e-reader. 

Quoth the blog post: "With a piano jauntily playing in the background, the first spot displays a Mini and a full-sized iPad side-by-side as someone taps and swipes through iBooks to scour the bookshelves, open various books, and page through one of the books."

Another ad plays up its utility as a photo browser. —Brian Howard

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