In July 2010, Mr. Jobs, Apple’s former chief executive, told the
chief executive of Random House, Markus Dohle, that the publisher
would suffer a loss of support from Apple if it held out much
longer, according to an account of the conversation provided by
Mr. Dohle in the filing. Two months later, Apple threatened to
block an e-book application by Random House from appearing in
Apple’s App Store because it had not agreed to a deal with Apple,
the filing said.
After Random House finally agreed to a contract on Jan. 18, 2011,
Eddy Cue, the Apple executive in charge of its e-books deals, sent
an e-mail to Mr. Jobs attributing the publisher’s capitulation, in
part, to “the fact that I prevented an app from Random House from
going live in the app store,” the filing reads.
Eddy Cue, hardball player.