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Parler App

Parler partially reappears with support from Russian tech business

Parler, a social media website and app popular with the American way right, has partially returned online with the help of a Russian-owned technology business.

Tech Titans

Apple, Amazon suspend Parler social network from App Store and web hosting service

Apple and Amazon have suspended Parler from their respective App Store and web hosting service, saying the social networking service popular with many right-leaning social media us...

Tencent

Tencent games reinstated on Huawei app store

Tencent’s online games were removed and then reinstated on Huawei’s app store in a rolling dispute over revenue sharing by the Chinese companies.

Apple

Apple removes 39,000 game apps from China store to meet deadline

Apple removed 39,000 game apps on its China store Thursday, the biggest removal ever in a single day, as it set year-end as deadline for all game publishers to obtain a licence.

TikTok China US

US court hears appeal against order blocking TikTok app store ban

US appeals court on Monday questioned a government attorney within the Trump administration’s efforts to ban Americans from downloading Chinese-owned TikTok from US app store...

Apple

Apple could block apps that do not comply with new privacy feature

Apple has threatened to remove apps from its widely-used App Store when they do not comply with the upcoming personal feature allowing users to block advertisers from tracking them...

Epic Games Fortnite

US judge rules Apple could bar Epic Games’s ‘Fortnite’ from App Store

A federal judge in California has ruled in an injunction request that Apple could bar Epic Games’s “Fortnite” from its App Store, but must not harm Epic’s d...

Paytm

Paytm and other Indian start-ups vow to fight ‘big daddy’ Google

Dozens of India’s leading tech start-ups, chafing at Google’s local dominance of key apps, are banding together to consider strategies to challenge the US tech giant, s...

Google

Google to enforce Play store tax on the 3% of apps not paying

Google has sought to rebut criticism that it selectively enforces its 30% mobile app shop tax, demanding that the more than 3% apps selling digital items without complying follow t...

TikTok US

Judge blocks President Trump’s ban on new TikTok downloads

A US judge has temporarily blocked a Trump government arrangement that has been set to bar Apple and Google from providing Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok for download at 11...

TikTok

Judge plans to decide on TikTok US app store ban by end of day

A US judge has said that he plans to decide later on Sunday if to obstruct a Trump administration order prohibiting Apple and Google from providing Chinese short video-sharing app ...

Apple

Apple critics form coalition to challenge App Store fees

A group of Apple Inc’s critics – like Spotify, Match Group and Epic Games have joined a non-profit group that intends to advocate for regulatory and legal actions to ch...

Apple

American app maker Blix in letter to EU’s says Apple not playing fair

US app maker Blix took its struggle against Apple into Europe as it laid out its grievances to EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager, saying that Apple is not playing fair.

Apple

Apple revises its contentious App Store guidelines

Apple has published revisions to a number of its App Store review guidelines, loosening some restrictions on streaming game solutions, online classes and if programmers need to use...