DOJ Wants In On the Apple v Epic Appeal

The Department of Justice wants the opportunity to weigh in on the Apple v Epic appeal, with the goal of informing antitrust policy.

Epic Receives $2 Billion to Invest in Metaverse Development

Epic has received $2 billion from Sony and KIRKBI to help it invest in metaverse development, a major focus of game studios.

Roblox and Former National Security Officials Come to Apple’s Defense in Epic Case

Apple is receiving some major backing in its fight with Epic, with former national security officials and Roblox defending the company’s App Store policies.

Microsoft Takes Shot At Apple and Google With ‘Open App Store Principles’

Microsoft is throwing down the gauntlet in the app store market, releasing a set of “Open App Store Principles” that take aim at Apple and Google.

Nvidia Bringing Fortnite Back to iOS and Android

Nvidia is doing what Epic can’t, bringing Fortnite back to iOS and Android via its GeForce NOW gaming platform.

Appeals Court Sides With Apple, Delays App Store Change During Appeal

Apple won an appeal to delay an order that would allow developers to avoid its App Store commission while the company continues the appeal process.

Judge Denies Apple a Stay on App Store Changes Pending Appeal

The judge in Apple’s case versus Epic has denied the company a stay on implementing court-ordered App Store changes until appeals are exhausted.

Yahoo the Latest US Company to Pull Out of China

Yahoo is the latest US company pulling out of China, citing an “increasingly challenging business and legal environment.”

Apple v Epic: Apple Scores a Victory (Mostly)

Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers has ruled in the landmark case between Apple and Epic, and largely ruled in Apple’s favor.

Apple Settles With Developers, Loosens App Store Rules

Apple has settled a class action lawsuit with developers and, in the process, agreed to major changes to how the App Store operates.

Bipartisan Senate Bill Would Crack Open App Store Ecosystems

A new bipartisan bill introduced in the Senate would drastically alter how Apple and Google operate their app stores.

Google Not a Fan of Sideloading Apps, Calls Experience ‘Abysmal’

Apple may receive the most heat for its opposition to sideloading apps, but even Google thinks the experience is “abysmal.”

37 States and D.C. Sue Google for Alleged Play Store Antitrust Issues

A coalition of 37 states, plus the District of Columbia, have sued Google over alleged antitrust violations with its Play Store.

Wedbush: Epic’s ‘Risky Path’ Unlikely to Prevail Against Apple

Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives has weighed in on the Apple vs Epic court case, and he believes Apple will come out on top.

Arizona House Passes Legislation Targeting App Store Payments

Just weeks after North Dakota failed, the Arizona House has passed legislation to force Apple and Google to allow third-party payments options.

UK Court Blocks Epic’s Case Against Apple

The UK antitrust tribunal has blocked Epic from pursuing its case against Apple — over how the App Store and in-app payments work — in the UK.

Apple Lowers App Store Fees to 15% For Small Devs

Amid ongoing pressure regarding its App Store policies, Apple has unveiled its App Store Small Business Program, with 15% commissions for small devs.

Fortnite Coming Back to iPhones and iPads…Sort Of

Apple and Epic may be fighting it out in court, but it appears a path has been cleared for Fortnite to return to iOS devices.

Google Will Start Enforcing Google Play Store Fees

Google is looking to stop companies from circumventing its normal 30% Google Play Store fees.

Apple App Store Creates 300,000 Jobs During Pandemic

Apple has released figures about the iOS App Store and revealed it has created 300,000 new jobs since the coronavirus pandemic began.