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Our latest news and analysis coverage of app stores and additional distribution channels for mobile and other smart apps.

Platform News: Apple logo

‘Chaos Monkeys’ author calls Apple’s statement on his departure defamatory

An engineer at Apple who left the company this week after thousands of co-workers signed a petition calling for him to be sacked has said on Twitter he was fired “in a snap d...

Platform News: Epic Games, Fortnite

In Apple vs Epic Games, battle of the experts gets personal

In its ongoing case against Apple Inc, “Fortnite” creator Epic Games is counting on this week’s testimony from its star expert witness David Evans, chairman of Gl...

Platform News: Google

US judge dismisses advertisers’ antitrust claims against Google

A US judge has dismissed antitrust claims against Google brought by a group of advertisers, though offered them a chance to try again after addressing her “serious concerns.&...

Bill to ban TikTok on US government devices passes committee

Bill to ban TikTok on US government devices passes committee

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee unanimously passed a bill that would ban federal workers from downloading the popular app TikTok onto US government ...

Platform Industry: Amazon corporate logo on a wall

Amazon wins $303 million court fight in blow to EU tax crusade

Amazon won its fight against an EU order to pay about 250 million euros (approximately $303 million) in back taxes to Luxembourg in a blow to competition chief Margrethe Vestager&#...

Roblox

Roblox reveals bookings surge in first post-debut report

Roblox Corp trounced quarterly bookings estimates in its first earnings report since a blockbuster debut as the US gaming company benefited from a surge in spending by kids stuck a...

Platform Industry: The Capitol Building and Senate in Washington DC

The coming storm: US state AG’s ask Congress for antitrust funding

On Monday, dozens of state attorneys general wrote to US lawmakers to urge Congress to fund their antitrust probes, which have resulted in big lawsuits filed against Google and Fac...

Platform News: China

China to restrict mobile app news notifications in internet clampdown

China’s internet watchdog has said that it will ban some mobile app notifications and tighten regulations as the CCP ramps up a campaign to rein in tech companies.

Audio Streaming app, Clubhouse

Clubhouse launches Android app as downloads plummet

Live audio app Clubhouse began introducing a test version of its app to Google’s Android users in the US on Sunday, the company said, in a potentially big expansion of its ma...

Platform News: Epic Games, the maker of the Fortnite game

Judge presses Epic CEO during second day of Apple antitrust trial

A U.S. judge on Tuesday pressed the chief executive of “Fortnite” creator Epic Games on how the fundamental changes the game maker is asking her to force on Apple Inc&#...

Platform News: Epic Games, Fortnite

Analysis-In Apple versus Epic Games, courtroom battle is only half the fight

Epic Games faces an uphill legal battle against Apple in an antitrust trial starting later today and a defeat for the maker of “Fortnite” could make it harder for US re...

European Union and Apple

EU hits Apple with music streaming charge in boost for Spotify

EU regulators have accused Apple of distorting competition in the music streaming market, siding with Spotify in a case that could lead to a hefty fine and changes in the iPhone ma...

Platform News: Apple retail store

Apple soars past sales, profit targets with strong iPhone demand

Apple Inc has posted sales and profits far ahead of expectations and announced a $90 billion share buyback as customers continued to upgrade to 5G iPhones but warned that supply co...

Platform News: Ride-hailing app Uber Technologies

Uber app to enable US users to book vaccines and rental cars

Uber Technologies has said it is launching new features in its app to allow US customers to book COVID-19 vaccine appointments and reserve rental cars.