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Epic ruling invites future efforts to paint Apple as monopolist

A US judge stopped short of labelling Apple Inc an “illegal monopolist” on Friday, but the closely-watched ruling provides a roadmap for similar claims against the iPho...

Platform News: Epic Games, Fortnite

US judge orders Apple to ease App Store rules

A federal judge in the US has struck down some of Apple’s App Store rules, forcing the company to allow developers to send their users to other payment systems in a partial w...

Platform News: Apple retail store

Apple’s App Store concessions fail to address top concerns

In the space of a week, Apple Inc made two sets of changes to its App Store rules, which are the subject of lawsuits, regulatory probes and legislation around the world, but the tw...

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Apple offers small concession in easing App Store rules for Netflix, others

Apple Inc further loosened App Store rules, allowing some content companies like Netflix Inc to provide links to their websites so customers can sign up for paid accounts.

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South Korea’s parliament passes bill to curb Google, Apple commission dominance

South Korea’s parliament has now approved a bill that bans major app store operators such as Google and Apple from forcing software developers to use their payment systems, e...

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Confirmed: South Korean parliament committee votes to curb Google, Apple commission dominance

A South Korean parliamentary committee voted early on Wednesday to recommend amending a law. This equates to key step toward banning Google and Apple from forcibly charging softwar...

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

Epic Games says Google paid phone and game makers to avoid $1-billion app store hit

“Fortnite” developer Epic Games unsealed details about contracts it alleges Google signed with phone makers and other top video game companies to avoid losing $1.1 bill...

Platform News: Duolingo

Language learning app Duolingo raises price range for IPO

Duolingo Inc has announced that it has raised the price target range for its initial public offering in the US, in a sign there is high investor appetite for shares of the language...

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French court sets date in Apple case over App Store developer contracts

A French court has set on the 17th of September as the date for hearing a case brought by the finance ministry against Apple over allegedly abusive contractual terms imposed by the...

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German competition watchdog launches Apple investigation

Apple became the fourth major digital company to face closer scrutiny from Germany’s antitrust watchdog after the cartel office said it had launched an investigation into whe...

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Apple adds virtual IDs on iPhone, video plans that rival Zoom, Teams

Apple Inc, facing accusations from rivals that it has too much control over its App Store, outlined plans to increase user privacy and keep consumer data out of other companiesR...

Platform News: Apple retail store

European consumer group joins EU antitrust case against Apple

The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) lobby group backed the European Union’s antitrust case against Apple which alleges it distorts competition in the music streaming ma...

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Apple App Store profits look ‘disproportionate,’ US judge tells CEO Cook

A federal judge has grilled Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook over whether the iPhone maker’s App Store profits from developers such as “Fortnite” maker Epic Games are justi...

Platform News: Epic Games, Fortnite

Apple’s App Store chief kicks off iPhone maker’s defense at Epic Games trial

Apple Inc began its formal defense in an antitrust trial brought by “Fortnite” online game creator Epic Games, by calling its App Store chief Phil Schiller to the stand...

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