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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


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


Mental health startup eQuoo joins UK’s NHS app library, closes in on seed round

UK-based mental health startup eQuoo has become the only game in the UK’s National Health Service App Library and is set to shortly close it’s seed funding round. The app is an emotional fitness game that aims to teach healthy psychological skills. The NHS announcement means a UK doctor can now formally refer eQuoo to their patients to improve their mental health and wellbeing. The app has also now achieved a top rating at ORCHA, the leading health app assessment platform and now has clients inc...
Tags: TC, Gaming, Europe, UK, England, Germany, Insurance, Tech, Ceo, NHS, United Kingdom, National Health Service, Gamification, Bosch, NHS Digital, Woebot


‘Red Dead Redemption 2’: How to hunt like a pro

New to hunting in Red Dead Redemption 2 and don't know where to begin? With our hunting guide, you'll be taking down big game and feeding your camp in no time, and you could even make extra cash on the side. The post ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’: How to hunt like a pro appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Gaming, Trends, Hunting, Guide, Rockstar, Red Dead


How a 14-year-old Fortnite cheater may rewrite EULA law

A teenager livestreaming a demo of a Fortnite cheat he found online got sued by Epic Games, but the case raises questions about who, if anyone, is legally obligated after he clicked the user agreement required to play the game. (more…)
Tags: Gaming, Post, News, Video Games, Law, Minors, Gamers, Eula, Cheaters, Fortnite


Demise of MMORPG 'Asheron's Call' is sad news for this 74-year-old gamer

While Turbine, Asheron's Call's publisher, had kept the servers running, that's coming to an end on January 31, 2017. That's particularly bad news for a 74-year-old grandfather who's been playing the game since 1999. The post Demise of MMORPG 'Asheron's Call' is sad news for this 74-year-old gamer appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Gaming, Trends, Society, Culture, Computing, MMORPG, Asheron


Closure of ‘Asheron’s Call’ a disappointment to this 74-year-old gaming Grandpa

While Turbine, Asheron's Call's publisher, had kept the servers running, that's coming to an end on January 31, 2017. That's particularly bad news for a 74-year-old grandfather who's been playing the game since 1999. The post Closure of ‘Asheron’s Call’ a disappointment to this 74-year-old gaming Grandpa appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Gaming, Trends, Society, Culture, Computing, MMORPG, Asheron


Michael Phelps on Wearing a Brand New Game Face as a Video Game Character

"I’m kind of a fish out of water at times."
Tags: Gaming, Celebrities, News, Entertainment, Uncategorized, Society, Culture, Michael Phelps


Five crimes being committed by Pokémon Go players

The record-breaking mobile app Pokémon Go has been downloaded over worldwide, a number set only to increase as the game is released in more territories. For anyone still in the dark, Pokémon Go is a virtual reality game which uses GPS to create a map on the player’s mobile phone screen, placing images of Pokémon seemingly in the real world. It has been a huge commercial success – but the game that everyone’s talking about hasn’t come without its problems. What five common crimes have police of...
Tags: Gaming, Books, Harassment, Featured, Crime, Media, Law, Police, Theft, Pokemon, Data Protection, Smartphone Apps, Robbery, Editor's Picks, Trespassing, Criminal Law


Roundup: Owlchemy, TheWaveVR, Fe3 Medical, & Rackspace Buyout?

Let’s catch up with the latest innovation news from Xconomy Texas. —Rackspace Hosting, the San Antonio, TX-based cloud computing company, is reportedly nearing a sale to a New York-based private equity firm. Reuters has reported that Apollo Global Management (NYSE: APO) is considering a $3.5 billion offer for Rackspace (NYSE: RAX). In 2014, the company hired investment bank Morgan Stanley to explore a possible partnership or acquisition, Bloomberg reported. —Austin virtual reality gaming st...
Tags: Startups, Gaming, Apps, Accelerator, Adult Swim, New York, Texas, Entrepreneurship, Cloud Computing, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Bloomberg, People, Software, Austin


Sorry, Sex Offenders. No Pokemon GO for you!

Anybody who's anybody is playing Pokemon GO, the augmented reality game that sends its players on real world missions to collect as many of the... Read More The post Sorry, Sex Offenders. No Pokemon GO for you! appeared first on Regretful Morning - Funny, Awesome, Sexy and Weird.
Tags: Gaming, New York, Crime, News, Game, Justice, Law, Government, App, President, Humor, Nintendo, Pokemon, Assault, Video Game, Pokemon Go


Pokémon Go and the Power of Social Influence

Even if Pokémon Go is just a flash in the pan, it’s interesting to see how it changed the game when it comes to leveraging the power of social influence. [Author: Joi Sears]
Tags: Gaming, Apps, Games, Technology, Marketing, Social Media, Social Entrepreneurship, Society, Information Technology, Gamification, Mobile Technology, Social Impact, Social Entrepreneur, Joi Sears, Social Capital, Pokemon Go


How Pokémon Go Can Inspire Sustainability and Community Development

Pokémon Go offers a massive opportunity to community leaders and small businesses as they seek new ideas for community projects and sustainable development. [Author: Leon Kaye]
Tags: Gaming, Small Business, Sustainability, Society, Information Technology, Cities, Leon Kaye, Community Development, Sustainable Development, Gamification, Smart Cities, New Urbanism, Climate & Environment, Pokemon Go


UNICEF Gamifies Giving Water, S’well Makes Water Bottles Fashionable

To save someone's life, all you have to do is set your phone down for a few minutes, go for a walk and drink from a S’well bottle. Saving the world just became fun and fashionable. [Author: Renee Farris]
Tags: Gaming, Fashion, Games, Technology, Marketing, Corporate Responsibility, Water, Poverty Solutions, Sustainable Fashion, Society, Cause Marketing, Retail, Poverty Alleviation, Gamification, Unicef, Climate & Environment



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