Apple Executive Says He Was Unaware of E-Book Talks

Eddy Cue, the Apple Inc. executive the government claims was the “chief ringleader” of a scheme to fix e-book prices, said he was unaware that publishing chief executive officers were talking with one another during six weeks of intense negotiations with Apple. Cue, 48, took the stand today in the Justice Department’s civil antitrust case against Cupertino, California-based Apple, which is on trial in federal court in Manhattan.