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Platform News: Facebook and WhatsApp messaging service

WhatsApp to launch new group polling functionality

WhatsApp is reportedly working on new functionality that will allow its users to create polls in group chats.

Platform News: EU European Commission antitrust regulators

Vestager says tech giants may prefer EU fines to compliance, cites Apple

Some US tech giants may prefer to pay a fine rather than comply with antitrust rules, the European Union’s antitrust chief said, and cited Apple’s fight with the Nether...

Platform News: President Donald J Trump in talks with Apple CEO Tim Cook

President Trump’s Truth Social app set for release today in the App Store?

Donald Trump’s new social media venture, Truth Social, appears set to launch in Apple’s App Store later today, according to posts from an executive on a test version vi...

Platform Industry: Microsoft operating system users

Microsoft unveils new app store guidelines as it woos regulators on deal

Microsoft has announced a new set of principles for its app store, including open access to developers who meet privacy and security standards, as it began a push to win approval f...

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Bill targeting Apple and Google approved by US Senate panel

The Senate Judiciary Committee has voted to approve a bill that would rein in app stores of companies they said exert too much market control, particularly Apple and Google.

Platform News: Tim Cook is the happy CEO of Apple

Apple poised for strong earnings despite supply constraints, Omicron

Apple Inc navigated pandemic-related supply chain issues better than rivals at the end of 2021, likely helping the iPhone maker surpass Wall Street revenue growth targets of 6%, so...

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Apple pulls Wordle knockoffs from App Store

Apple Inc said on Wednesday it has removed from its App Store several knockoffs of Wordle, a website-only word game that has seen a recent surge in popularity thanks to celebrities...

Platform Industry: Apple logo on a window

Regulator: Apple submits plans to allow alt payment systems in South Korea

South Korea’s telecommunications regulator has said that Apple had submitted plans to allow third-party payment systems on its app store, to comply with a law banning major a...

Platform News: Apple retail store

Apple becomes first company to hit $3 trillion market value, then slips

Apple Inc on Monday became the first company to hit a $3 trillion stock market value, before ending the day a hair below that milestone, as investors bet the iPhone maker will keep...

Platform News: Apple logo

Antitrust: India orders Apple probe over alleged abuse of app market

India’s competition watchdog on Friday ordered an investigation into Apple Inc’s business practices in the country, saying it was of the initial view that the iPhone ma...

Platform News: Epic Games, Fortnite

Apple wins last-minute reprieve from App Store changes

Apple has won a reprieve from having to make major changes to its lucrative App Store while it appeals an antitrust lawsuit brought by “Fortnite” creator Epic Games.

Platform News: Apple logo on a retail store window

Apple starts legal action against Russian regulator in App Store dispute

Apple has started legal proceedings against Russia’s anti-monopoly regulator in a dispute concerning alternative payment options on its App Store platform, the RIA news agenc...

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Apple critic Tile Inc acquired by Life360 in $205 million deal

Tile Inc, a maker of tracking tags that was a vocal critic of Apple Inc, has been acquired by Life360, a location-sharing app maker.

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Apple’s software boss warns against draft EU policy on App Store

Apple software leader Craig Federighi took the stage at the Web Summit in Lisbon to voice the iPhone maker’s objections to EU draft guidelines that could allow customers to i...

Platform News: Epic Games, Fortnite

Apple objects to links to outside payments ahead of Epic Games hearing

Apple has outlined its objections to allowing app developers to link to third-party payment options ahead of a hearing next month that could determine whether a set of antitrust co...

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