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At its heart, the legal spat between Apple and 'Fortnite' maker Epic Games is about whether or not the iPhone is a computer

Epic Games Apple and "Fortnite" maker Epic Games are fighting in court over how the App Store works. Lawyers for the two companies presented their opening remarks on Monday, which laid out their cases. At the heart of the fight is a fundamental disagreement on whether or not the iPhone is a computer. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Apple and "Fortnite" maker Epic Games just kicked off a legal battle that could have major implications for the future of the App Store...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Gaming, Video Games, Law, Trends, Epic, Tim Cook, App Store, Sundar Pichai, Epic Games, Moore, Forrest, Tim Sweeney


Apple and the maker of 'Fortnite' are facing off in an epic legal battle. Here's what the companies are fighting about and what to expect in the courtroom.

Apple CEO Tim Cook, left, and Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney, right. Apple/Rachel Luna/Stringer "Fortnite" maker Epic Games is suing Apple, and the court proceedings start this week in California. Epic says Apple's App Store is a monopoly. Apple says Epic broke its developer contract. As a result of the legal spat, "Fortnite" was kicked off Apple's iPhone and iPad last year. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Apple and the maker of "Fortnite" are going to battle in...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Gaming, Facebook, Spotify, Microsoft, Video Games, Entertainment, Law, California, Trends, Smartphones, Epic, Tim Cook


Read the 2 a.m. declaration of war Apple CEO Tim Cook got from the billionaire CEO behind 'Fortnite' before the companies head to court this week

Apple CEO Tim Cook in Austin, Texas, on November 20, 2019. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images The upcoming legal battle between Apple and the maker of "Fortnite" was sparked by a 2 a.m. email. Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney sent a 2 a.m. email on August 13 to Apple CEO Tim Cook and other execs. "Epic will no longer adhere to Apple's payment processing restrictions," Sweeney said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Apple and "Fortnite" maker Epic Games are going to court...
Tags: Apple, Google, Gaming, Cook, Video Games, Entertainment, Law, Trends, Epic, Tim Cook, Lawsuits, App Store, Epic Games, Apple App Store, Unreal Engine, Sweeney


YouTube will not remove a three-hour livestream of the Colorado grocery store shooting

Police respond at a King Soopers grocery store where a gunman opened fire on March 22, 2021 in Boulder, Colorado. Ten people were killed in the attack. Chet Strange/Getty Images On March 22, 10 people were killed by a shooter at a King Soopers grocery store in Boulder, CO. As the shooting unfolded, a YouTuber at the store began livestreaming what happened. The three-hour video, which is now archived on YouTube, won't be removed, YouTube says. Visit the Business section of Insider for m...
Tags: Crime, Law, Colorado, Youtube, Police, Trends, Ptsd, Boulder, Livestream, Boulder Colorado, Schiller, Boulder CO, YouTube YouTube, Ben Gilbert, Tech Insider, King Soopers


Former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes is pregnant, and is requesting her federal trial be delayed again

Elizabeth Holmes, founder of Theranos. REUTERS/Stephen Lam Theranos founder and former CEO Elizabeth Holmes is pregnant, her lawyer says. Holmes expects to give birth in July, and is asking to push her trial back to the end of August. The federal prosecution also requested a delay due to her pregnancy. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Founder and former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes is pregnant, according to new court documents.Holmes expects to give birth in July, a...
Tags: Hbo, Law, Trends, Fraud, Lawsuits, Fda, Pregnant, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, Federal Court, Holmes, US Department of Justice, Ben Gilbert, Tech Insider, Sunny Balwani, Stephen Lam Theranos


In court documents about the pro-Trump riots at the Capitol, Facebook is cited far more than any other social network

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg leaving The Merrion Hotel in Dublin, Ireland after a meeting with politicians to discuss regulation of social media and harmful content in April 2019. Niall Carson/PA Images via Getty Images Court documents related to the Capitol riots on January 6 mention Facebook more than any other social-media site. A George Washington University group is cataloging court documents about those arrested in connection with the riots. Reviewing the documents, Forbes found Face...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Crime, Instagram, Law, Congress, Youtube, Washington, Trends, Social Media, Sheryl Sandberg, Forbes, Trump, George Washington University


Twitter limited Trump's tweets for 'risk of violence' as pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol

A protester is seen hanging from the balcony in the Senate Chamber on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Congress held a joint session on Wednesday to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. Pro-Trump rioters broke into the US Capitol building after mass demonstrations in the nation's capital. Win McNamee/Getty Images As pro-Trump rioters broke into the US Capitol on Wednesday afternoon with Congress in session, President Trum...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Usa, Crime, Protest, Law, Congress, Washington, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, House, House Of Representatives, National Security


A UK judge specifically cited 'extreme' US prison conditions in ruling that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange won't be extradited to the US

Supporters of Julian Assange celebrate after the verdict outside the Old Bailey on January 4, 2021 in London, England. Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images A UK judge ruled on Monday that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange won't be extradited to the United States. Judge Vanessa Baraitser specifically cited the "extreme conditions" of prisoners in the US housed with "special administrative measures" (SAMs) which would be applied to Assange.   Assange is wanted by the US government on a variety of c...
Tags: UK, London, Crime, Law, US, Trends, United States, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Extradition, Assange, London England, Bailey, Ecuadorian Embassy, Ben Gilbert, Tech Insider


'Fortnite' maker Epic Games is getting help from another deep-pocketed tech giant in its ongoing legal fight with Apple: Facebook is joining the fray

Apple CEO Tim Cook, left, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, right. AP; Francois Mori/AP Facebook is throwing its support behind "Fortnite" maker Epic Games in its ongoing legal spat with Apple, the company announced this week. "Facebook is committed to providing relevant information in the Epic Games litigation regarding how Apple's policies have adversely impacted Facebook and the people and businesses who use our services," Facebook said. On August 13, the wildly popular game "Fortnite" ...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify, Lawsuit, Video Games, Entertainment, Law, Trends, Ap, Epic, Tim Cook, Lawsuits, App Store


Chick-fil-A alleges rampant price-fixing in the chicken industry, and it's suing 17 top chicken suppliers including Tyson and Perdue

Chick-fil-A. MANDEL NGAN/Getty Images Chick-fil-A is suing several major chicken suppliers, alleging widespread price-fixing. Tyson Foods, Perdue Farms, and Pilgrim's Pride were among the group of 17 defendants being accused of colluding against Chick-fil-A. A representative for Perdue denied the allegations, saying: "We believe these claims are unfounded and plan to contest the merits." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Chick-fil-A is suing 17 top chicken suppliers, alle...
Tags: Law, US, Trends, Atlanta, United States, Chick-fil-a, Retail, Lawsuits, Perdue, Kfc, Price Fixing, US Department of Justice, Sanderson Farms, Tyson, Tyson Foods, Popeye


Workers at Montreal-based video-game studio Ubisoft were forced to flee to the roof in a potential hostage situation that turned out to be a hoax

Ubisoft's main office in Montreal, Quebec. Eric Thomas/AFP via Getty Images Police responded to the video-game studio Ubisoft in Montreal on Friday afternoon, Le Journal de Montreal reported. Reports had described it as a potential hostage situation, but it turned out to be a hoax. Police officers surrounded the building on Saint-Laurent Boulevard in the Mile End neighborhood. A live news feed showed employees on the roof. A representative of the Montreal police service told Business ...
Tags: Gaming, Crime, News, Video Games, Law, Police, Trends, Canada, Hostage, Ubisoft, Montreal, Montreal Quebec, Assassin, Eric Thomas, Saint Laurent Boulevard, Ben Gilbert


Workers at Montreal-based video game studio Ubisoft were forced to flee to the roof in potential hostage situation

Ubisoft's main office in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Eric Thomas/AFP via Getty Images A potential hostage situation at the video game studio Ubisoft in Montreal was ongoing on Friday afternoon, Le Journal de Montreal reports. Police surrounded the building Saint-Laurent Boulevard in the Montreal neighborhood of Mile End. A live news feed showed employees on the roof. "We are verifying that there is a police operation going on, but we aren't confirming a hostage situation," a representat...
Tags: Gaming, Crime, News, Video Games, Law, Police, Trends, Canada, Hostage, Ubisoft, Montreal, Montreal Canada, Assassin, Saint Laurent Boulevard, Ben Gilbert, Mile End


Patently-O Bits and Bytes by Juvan Bonni

Recent Headlines in the IP World: Stephanie Nebehay: In a First, China Knocks U.S. From Top Spot in Global Patent Race (Source: Reuters) Mohammad Musharraf: Sony and Other Major Multinationals File 212 Blockchain Patents in China in 2020 (Source: Coin Telegraph) Atty. Rebeca Harasimowicz: The Global Patent Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine (Source: The National Law Review) Ben Gilbert: Sony’s PlayStation Group Applies for Patent of a Robot Friend Who Will Play Games and Watch Movies with You (Sour...
Tags: Law, China, Sony, Uspto, Patent, Reuters, Stephanie Nebehay, Catherine Kelly, SSRN, Ben Gilbert, Christopher Buccafusco, Scott Duke Kominers, Juvan Bonni, Jonathan S Masur, Mohammad Musharraf, Rebeca Harasimowicz



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