By Jonathan Randles (June 18, 2013, 6:46 PM EDT) -- A Barnes & Noble Inc. executive testified Tuesday in New York that the retailer considered implementing a business model that would have let publishers raise digital book prices before Apple Inc. did so, supporting Apple's defense in the final week of an antitrust trial over alleged e-book price-fixing.
Theresa Horner, Barnes & Noble's vice president of digital content, said the company proposed moving to such a model in December 2009 — shortly before Apple first approached U.S. publishers about its intention to open up a digital bookstore.
Horner said Barnes & Noble wanted to implement the so-called agency model with publishers...
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