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Yahoo

Yahoo leaves China for good, cites “challenging” environment

Yahoo said it had stopped allowing its services to be accessible from mainland China “in recognition of the increasingly challenging business and legal environment”, th...

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...

Platform News: Epic Games, Fortnite

Epic Games opposes Apple’s effort to pause antitrust trial orders

Late last week Epic Games opposed Apple Inc’s efforts to put on hold orders handed down in an antitrust trial as a potentially lengthy appeals process plays out.

Facebook

Understanding the “metaverse”?

Facebook, which is under fire from regulators and lawmakers across the world, is planning to rebrand itself with a new name that focuses on the metaverse, well connected tech publi...

Facebook

Facebook plans to hire 10,000 in EU to build ‘metaverse’

Facebook plans to hire some 10,000 new employees across the EU over the next five years, the social media giant has said, to help build the so-called metaverse – a nascent on...

Platform Industry: Apple logo on a window

Apple warns of cybercrime risks if EU forces it to allow others’ software

Apple has ramped up its criticism of EU draft rules that would force it to allow users to install software from outside its App Store, saying that would boost the risk of cybercrim...

Platform News: Epic Games, Fortnite

Apple asks judge to pause Epic Games antitrust orders as it appeals ruling

Apple has asked a US federal judge to put on hold orders that could require it to change some of its App Store practices and said that it is also appealing the ruling in an antitru...

Microsoft

Microsoft to allow Epic Games, Amazon storefronts on its app store

Microsoft Corp have said it will allow Epic Games Inc, Amazon.com Inc and other firms to integrate their app stores into the technology giant’s marketplace, giving more optio...

Platform News: Epic Games, Fortnite

Apple bars Epic’s ‘Fortnite’ from App Store until all court appeals end

Apple Inc has blacklisted “Fortnite” from the iPhone maker’s popular App Store for several years until all the court appeals are done, Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney ...

Platform Industry: Apple logo on a window

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 logo

Apple gives ‘reader’ apps a way around commissions. Who wins?

Apple has made a new concession on how App Store developers work with customers: it will allow subscription and content apps that it calls “reader” apps, a category tha...

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...

Apple App Store

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.

Platform Industry: Google search engine

Google Play app store revenue hit $11.2 billion in 2019, lawsuit says

Google generated $11.2 billion in revenue from its mobile app store in 2019, according to a court filing unsealed over the weekend, offering a clear view into the service’s f...