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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...

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.

Audio Streaming app, Clubhouse

Clubhouse launches surround-sound feature to help chats feel life-like

Clubhouse, an audio-only chat app has said it will launch a spatial audio feature to make voices sound as if they’re coming from different directions, helping conversations a...

Platform Industry News: TikTok smartphone app video streaming

Beyond the meme: finance gets serious on going viral

Ian Rogers used to be in charge of digital strategy for luxury fashion group LVMH. Now he has a new mission: to sprinkle some aspirational glitz on to French cryptocurrency company...

Platform News: Spotify music streaming app based out of Sweden

Spotify quarterly revenue beats on paid users, ad rebound

Spotify Technology SA beat Wall Street estimates for second-quarter revenue, as the Swedish music streaming company reported a 20% jump in paid subscribers for its premium service ...

Wise IPO

Wise valued at $11 billion in record London direct listing

Shares of financial technology company Wise ended 10% up on their first day of trading in London’s largest ever tech listing that could pave the way for other firms looking t...

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...

Apple CEO in Court, Tim Cook

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...

European Union and Apple

EU hits Apple with music streaming charge in boost for Spotify

EU regulators have accused Apple of distorting competition in the music streaming market, siding with Spotify in a case that could lead to a hefty fine and changes in the iPhone ma...

Platform News: Apple retail store

Apple soars past sales, profit targets with strong iPhone demand

Apple Inc has posted sales and profits far ahead of expectations and announced a $90 billion share buyback as customers continued to upgrade to 5G iPhones but warned that supply co...

Platform News: Spotify music streaming app based out of Sweden

Spotify shares fall after muted paid subscriber growth forecast

Shares of Spotify fell 8% in pre-market trading on Wednesday after its forecast of subdued current quarter paid subscriber numbers overshadowed upbeat first-quarter growth in count...

European Union and Apple

Source: European Union to hit Apple with antitrust charge this week

European Union antitrust regulators are set to charge iPhone maker Apple this week with blocking rivals on its App Store following a complaint by music streaming service Spotify, a...

Amy Klobachur

US senators question Apple and Google on app store dominance

A panel of US Senators questioned officials from Apple and Google about the dominance of their mobile app stores and whether the companies abuse their power at the expense of small...

Platform News: Spotify music streaming app based out of Sweden

Apple goes to battle with Spotify in premium podcast push

Apple Inc is fighting to retain control of the fast-growing podcasting market it popularized years ago but did not monetize, analysts and industry experts told journalists.