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Platform Industry: Apple logo on a window

Apple users may spend more on non-gaming mobile apps by 2024

Apple’s customers may end up spending more on non-gaming mobile apps by 2024, as lockdown lifestyles result in users looking beyond games to apps that help with more essentia...

Platform News: FinTech trading app Robinhood

Robinhood app downloads rise despite trading restrictions

The Robinhood app was downloaded more than any other US trading app last week, despite concerns that its restrictions on transactions involving some heavily shorted stocks such as ...

Platform Economy: 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.

Platform News: Google search engine

Some lending apps thrive on India’s Google Play despite policy violations

At least ten Indian lending apps on Google’s Play Store, which have been downloaded tens of thousands of times, breached Google guidelines on loan repayment spans aimed at pr...

Platform News: Google

South Korean antitrust chief says Google has undermined competition

South Korea’s antitrust chief has said the agency considers US search engine Google has undermined competition, including that the bureau intends to present an instance to it...

Platform News: President Joe Biden talking about technology on the campaign trail

Google’s antitrust legal woes far from over if Biden wins

The US Justice Department’s nascent antitrust case against Google will probably find the attention it should succeed if Democrat Joe Biden wins the US presidency following mo...

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...

Platform News: Google search engine

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...

Fortnite

Fortnite maker sues Apple after removal of game from App Store

Apple Inc on Thursday removed popular video game “Fortnite” from its App Store for breaking up the corporation’s in-app payment guidelines, prompting developer Ep...

Platform News: Google search engine

Massive spying on users of Google’s Chrome shows new security weakness

A newly discovered spyware effort attacked users through 32 million downloads of extensions to Google’s market-leading Chrome web browser, researchers at Awake Security have ...

Google Stadia

Google Stadia gains users after giving free access for two months

Google’s cloud-based game streaming service, Stadia, has witnessed a surge in users after the Silicon Valley giant gifted two months free access to its premium version for ga...

Smartphone Apps News: ByteDance and TikTok

TikTok owner ByteDance announces China leaders, targets 100,000 global headcount

Beijing, China-based ByteDance, owner of global short video hit TikTok, has appointed new heads for its China business and set a goal to nearly double its global headcount to 100,0...