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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


Hollywood actor arrested in $227m ponzi scheme

Zachary Horwitz, 34, stage name Zach Avery, stars in low-budget genre thrillers. He is also, say prosecutors, the operator of a massive ponzi scheme that cheated 200 investors out of $227 million. The alleged hook was fictitious film deals with HBO and Netflix backed by his slim but factual Hollywood resume. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Hbo, Hollywood, Crime, News, Entertainment, Law, Netflix, Zach Avery, Zachary Horwitz


'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


HBO's new mystery series, 'The Third Day,' will stream a unique live episode on October 3 — here's how to watch

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. HBO "The Third Day" premiered on the HBO network and HBO Max streaming service on September 14.The six-episode miniseries is separated into two main parts, "Summer" and "Winter," with three episodes in each. A bonus "Autumn" episode will be livestreamed as a unique 12-hour event starting at 4:30 a.m. ET on October 3 via HBO's Facebook page.An HBO Max subscription costs $14.99 a month, and new membe...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Hbo, UK, London, Entertainment, Law, US, Samsung, Trends, Tech, Anna Kendrick, Streaming, Roku, Seth Rogen, Warner Bros


25 TV shows Netflix canceled even though critics loved them

"Marvel's Daredevil." Netflix Netflix often sees little value in long-running TV shows, which has led to some critically acclaimed series getting the boot early in their runs. We looked at 25 Netflix originals beloved by critics that were canceled, from "The Society" to "The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Netflix doesn't love long-running TV shows and sometimes that means great shows get the ax early.The streaming giant has cancele...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Media, Entertainment, New York City, Time, Norman Lear, Los Angeles, Trends, Society, Features, Chicago, Fox, Netflix, Atlantic, New York Times


HBO's new mystery series, 'The Third Day,' will feature a unique live episode — here's how to watch on HBO Max

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. HBO "The Third Day" will premiere on the HBO network and HBO Max streaming service on September 14 at 9 p.m. ET.The six-episode miniseries is separated into two main parts, "Summer" and "Winter," with three episodes in each. A live "Fall" episode will be produced as an additional immersive theatre event in between the airings of "Summer" and "Winter."An HBO Max subscription costs $14.99 a month, an...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Hbo, UK, London, Entertainment, Law, US, Samsung, Trends, Tech, Anna Kendrick, Streaming, Roku, Seth Rogen, Warner Bros


24 TV shows Netflix canceled even though critics loved them

"Marvel's Daredevil." Netflix Netflix often sees little value in long-running TV shows, which has led to some critically acclaimed series getting the boot early in their runs.We looked at 24 Netflix originals beloved by critics that were canceled, from "Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj" to "The Society."Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Netflix doesn't love long-running TV shows, and sometimes that means great shows get the ax early.The streaming giant has canceled plenty ...
Tags: TV, Hollywood, Media, Entertainment, New York City, Time, Norman Lear, Los Angeles, Trends, Society, Features, Chicago, Fox, Netflix, Atlantic, New York Times


Post-COVID Zhongshan Park (with MARACAS!)

I wrote a post the other day stating that I felt like we were at “half mask” levels in Shanghai, as COVID-related anxiety eases. A few days later, I went on a walk by Zhongshan Park in the evening and saw this scene: China never stops surprising me… The post Post-COVID Zhongshan Park (with MARACAS!) appeared first on Sinosplice.
Tags: Music, Entertainment, China, Society, Personal, Shanghai, Linguistics, Zhongshan Park, COVID-19


Federal judge rejects R. Kelly’s coronavirus get out of jail request

A federal judge today denied a request that accused serial sexual abuser R. Kelly be released from jail, rejecting claims by his lawyers that he is at high risk of contracting COVID-19. READ THE DECISION: [PDF] The judge said they failed to prove their client is no longer “a flight risk or a danger to the community.” 'At least 2' workers at the jail have reportedly tested positive for coronavirus. From reporting by Marina Fang for HuffPo: On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly reje...
Tags: Post, Crime, News, Prison, Justice, Entertainment, Law, Chicago, Jail, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Criminals, Mcc, R Kelly, Marina Fang, Kelly, Chicago Sun Times


Why are pop songs getting sadder than they used to be?

Are popular songs today happier or sadder than they were 50 years ago? In recent years, the availability of large digital datasets online and the relative ease of processing them means that we can now give precise and informed answers to questions such as this. A straightforward way to measure the emotional content of a text is just to count how many emotion words are present. How many times are negative-emotion words – 'pain', 'hate' or 'sorrow' – used? How many times are words associated with ...
Tags: Spotify, Music, UK, Entertainment, Youtube, Society, United States, Sociology, Innovation, Madonna, Mark Ronson, Emotions, Uptown Funk, Composing


Here’s Why This Member of The Beach Boys is Now Boycotting His Own Music

(NEW YORK) — One of the co-founders of The Beach Boys has joined a boycott of his own music to protest it being used by another band member at an animal hunting convention. Brian Wilson has denounced a performance of Beach Boys music on Wednesday at the Safari Club International Convention in Reno, Nevada. The concert is being led by The Beach Boys’ co-founder, lead singer and chief lyricist Mike Love. In a tweet, Wilson said he and band member Al Jardine are “emphatically opposed” to trophy hun...
Tags: Music, New York, News, Entertainment, California, Uncategorized, United States, Brian Wilson, Hunting, Donald Trump, Reno, Humane Society, Wilson, Trump, The Beach Boys, Al Jardine


Paul Rice went underground to meet Russia’s LGBTQ population. ‘A Worm in the Heart’ is the result.

Director Paul Rice It’s one thing to stage a film on a set. It’s another to actually live it. Paul Rice did just that. The Irish-born director, who, at 30, now lives in San Francisco, felt a moral calling to after hearing stories of the suppression of queer people in Russia. Rice grabbed his camera, his boyfriend Liam, and set off to document the lives of LGBTQ Russians. His three-week trip consisted of stops in some of Russia’s largest cities via the Trans-Siberian railroad. The resulting fi...
Tags: Europe, Feature, UK, New York, Entertainment, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, US, Lifestyle, America, San Francisco, Eu, Society, Austria, United States


Why conspiratorial thinking is peaking in America

The internet has allowed fringe groups founded on paranoid thinking to merge in ways we've never seen before. Part of modern political polarization in American is that we're becoming a people who believes in different realities, some of which are based on fears rather than facts. Many of these conspiracy theories are targeted on groups that we believe are plotting against us.There is a romanticization that we're going to somehow solve all of life's unknowns, Da Vinci Code-style. However, this ir...
Tags: Psychology, Movies, Entertainment, Internet, Government, America, Social Media, Society, Brain, Culture, United States, Sociology, Innovation, Fear, Mind, Da Vinci


How does criticism affect popular culture?

Popularity has a funny way of correcting or reversing itself, says journalist and film critic A.O. Scott. It's a weird and fickle index—never identical to quality, though it can coincide with it.Movies like Avatar that are capitalist consumer hits can fade over time. Meanwhile works that were initially passed over can be dredged out of forgotten corners to glory many years later.Moby Dick is an example of how critics can turn the tide of popularity, for better and for worse. First, critics dismi...
Tags: Art, Books, Music, Entertainment, Film, Society, History, United States, Innovation, Literature, Consumerism, Dick, Better Living Through Criticism


Bring your digital content to the next level with this amazing deal from Scopio

Scopio provides a massive library of royalty-free images for use.Photographs can be used anywhere from websites to social media accounts to ads.New images are added daily. None Singer Ariana Grande posted two pictures of herself to her Instagram account earlier this year. Unfortunately, she didn’t take the photos. They were actually snapped by a paparazzo, who turned around and sued the pop star for their unauthorized use -- to the tune of $50,000.Image ownership and copyright law are huge con...
Tags: Art, Photography, Entertainment, Law, Internet, Advertising, Creativity, Ariana Grande, Innovation, Scopio Authentic Stock Photography, Scopio


New Tekashi69 sentencing date announced

Not ashamed to admit I'm obsessed with this crime story. For those following along, rapper and former gang member turned informant Tekashi69 will be sentenced on December 18. [via @PPVSRB, PHOTOS: shutterstock] SHUTERSTOCK
Tags: Post, Crime, Legal, News, Justice, Entertainment, Law, Celebrity Trials




Kim Kardashian Reveals the Reality of Her Psoriasis With Brutally Honest Photo

Kim bravely showed her face during a psoriasis flare-up and people are applauding her honestly.
Tags: Music, Kim Kardashian, Entertainment, Life, Society, Gallery, Kim, Trending News, Intriguing, Science & Nature, TV & Movies


CesiumAstro, MAP Health, StoryFit, Hatch Pitch & More Texas Tech

[ Updated 3/14/19, 1:53 pm CT. See below. ]  Another South By Southwest festival comes to a close in Austin. Let’s catch up with the highlights from the tech portion this year and other innovation news in Texas.—CesiumAstro, an Austin-based maker of antennas and communications systems for satellites, said it has raised $12.4 million in a Series A funding round. Airbus Ventures, the venture arm of plane-maker Airbus, led the round, according to a press release. Other investors were Kleiner Pe...
Tags: Apps, Publishing, Texas, Entertainment, China, Cancer, Funding, Los Angeles, Trends, Startup, Insurance, Tech, Investment, People, Vc, Artificial Intelligence


Horrifying New Details Emerge From Michael Jackson ‘Leaving Neverland’ Documentary

"When someone is sexually abused as a child, especially by such a prominent figure, it changes the course of their lives.”
Tags: Music, Entertainment, Life, Society, History, Gallery, Social Issues, Michael Jackson


Luke Perry Dead at 52 After Massive Stroke

Beloved TV actor Luke Perry has died today following his hospitalization Wednesday morning after suffering a massive stroke.
Tags: Entertainment, Life, Society, Gallery, Trending News, Luke Perry, TV & Movies, Luke Perry Dead


This Is Why Billy Porter Wore a Gown Instead of a Tux to the Oscars

According to Porter, there was a deeper, more poignant reason he chose to wear it.
Tags: Art, Design, Entertainment, Life, Society, Amazing, Gallery, Porter, Billy Porter, Intriguing, TV & Movies


Stormy Daniels Will Fold Laundry in Her Underwear Tonight as Alternative to Trump’s Address

Do you think she'll be using the KonMari method?
Tags: Politics, Entertainment, Funny, Life, Society, History, Gallery, Trump, Intriguing


Japan protects artists with new 70 year Copyright laws

Japan have updated their copyright laws to protect intellectual property for up to 70 years following agreements with countries around the world. Japan have updated their copyright law to extend the copyright protection period from 50 years to 70 years in the country. The bill was passed through their National Diet legislature houses on June 29th, 2018 and the law went into effect on the 30th December to protect creator’s content for a longer period of time. It’s not clear what this will mean ...
Tags: Tpp, Music, Japan, Laws, Entertainment, Law, Mexico, US, IP, Copyright, Canada, Creators, Artists, Musicians, Protection, Parliament


Margot Robbie Reveals How Crew Left Her Embarrassed After ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Sex Scene

"It doesn’t come across when you’re watching the movie, but in reality..."
Tags: Entertainment, Life, Society, History, Gallery, Social Issues, Margot Robbie, TV & Movies


The Ultimate Law School Finals Playlist

The Above the Law approved study playlist.
Tags: Music, Entertainment, Law, Law Schools, Finals




SNL Honors RBG With Her Own Rap Song

'Supreme Court’s a boys club; she holds it down no cares given. Who else has six movies about her and is still livin’?'
Tags: Television, Supreme Court, Entertainment, Law, Courts, Saturday Night Live, Ruth Bader Ginsburg



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