TC Roundup: Amazon ebook contracts face EU antitrust probe

11 Jun, 2015

Amazon ebook contracts face EU antitrust probe: The European Commission has opened a formal investigation into Amazon's ebook distribution practices. Initially, the EC's investigation will focus on the largest markets for ebooks in the European Economic Area, namely ebooks in English and German. Amazonremains the largest distributor of ebooks in Europe. (Tech Crunch)

Tim Cook received complaints on Apple's bag check policy: At least two Apple Inc retail store workers complained directly to Chief Executive Tim Cook that the company's policy of checking retail employees' bags as a security precaution was embarrassing and demeaning, according to a court filing made public on Wednesday.

The employee complaints, which a judge ordered unsealed, are part of a 2013 lawsuit alleging Apple should compensate employees for the time it takes to conduct the searches. One worker, whose name was blacked out of the court filing, told Cook in a 2012 message that Apple managers "are required to treat 'valued' employees as criminals." (Reuters)

Twitter plans to double Singapore staff: Twitter Inc. plans to double its staff in Singapore over the next two years as it seeks to lure new users and advertisers in Asia, an executive said. (The Wall Street Journal)