Judge finds Apple guilty of price-fixing conspiracy

NEW YORK CITY (AFP) - A judge on Wednesday found Apple guilty of a price-fixing conspiracy for electronic books, saying the company "conspired to restrain trade" with publishers to boost the price of e-books.

Judge Denise Cote, who presided over a trial in New York, said: "Apple is liable here for facilitating and encouraging the Publisher Defendants' collective, illegal restraint of trade."

She ordered a new hearing to determine damages.