Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Apple & eBay CEOs To Discuss Online Sales With EU

Apple & eBay CEOs To Discuss Online Sales With EU


As reported by Bloomberg:

Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs, EBay Inc. CEO John Donahoe and other business leaders plan to meet with European Union officials for a private conference on online sales of music and consumer goods.

"Online issues are generally important to consumers and we're looking forward to a constructive meeting," said Alice Lythgoe-Goldstein, a spokeswoman for eBay said.

EBay, the world's largest Internet auctioneer, was ordered to pay 40 million euros ($56 million) to LVMH by a French court in July over claims the San Jose, California-based company didn't do enough to stop the sale of counterfeit goods.

Apple, whose iPod is the world's best-selling media player, agreed to cut the price of music downloads from its U.K. iTunes music store to settle a European Union antitrust case in January.


Choice quote of the week with a reading between the lines ...

"Online issues are generally important to consumers and we're looking forward to a constructive meeting,"

Generally, issues are important to consumers.

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