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Epic Games is suing Google over its decision to boot 'Fortnite' from the Play Store

Epic Games, developer of the popular video game 'Fortnite,' filed a lawsuit Thursday against Google, claiming its app store policies are anticompetitive. Google kicked 'Fortnite' out of its Play Store after Epic bypassed its ban on in-app purchases that don't use Google's own payment systems. Epic and other app developers have argued that the policy constitutes monopolistic behavior by unfairly advantaging Google. Epic also filed a lawsuit against Apple earlier on Thursday over its decision to...
Tags: Apple, Google, Trends, App Store, Fortnite, Google Epic


Fortnite maker Epic Games just set an antitrust trap for Apple, and Tim Cook walked right into it (AAPL)

Apple on Thursday removed the popular game Fortnite from its App Store, and in doing so, fell right into the trap set by Fortnite's maker, Epic Games. Epic set its snare by intentionally breaking one of Apple's rules, offering Fortnite players an alternative way to pay for its virtual currency than through the App Store. Apple's response of banning Fortnite is likely to help Epic win public relations battle — and served as a case in point for the lawsuit it immediately filed charging the iPhon...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Spotify, Congress, Steve Jobs, China, Trends, Epic, House Of Representatives, Tim Cook, European Commission, App Stores, Ibm, App Store


Google Pixel 4a vs. Pixel 4: Save money or go all-out?

Should you buy the flagship Google Pixel 4 or save a couple hundred dollars with the Pixel 4a? We found out.
Tags: Google, Android, Mobile, Trends, Pixel, Buying Guides, Google Pixel, Pixel 4, Pixel 4a


Joe Biden's VP pick Kamala Harris has held prominent roles in California politics since 2004. Here are the tech moguls and A-list Hollywood bigwigs who have supported her over the years.

On August 11, Joe Biden picked Kamala Harris as his choice for vice president on his 2020 ticket. Harris, a Democratic senator for California, has also held positions as district attorney for San Francisco and attorney general for the state. She has homes in both LA and San Francisco. California Gov. Gavin Newsom campaigned for Harris in Iowa in December 2019. Forbes reported that an overwhelming majority of her 2019 donors came from California and she unsurprisingly has a fan base in the two...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Hollywood, Shonda Rhimes, Jobs, Instagram, Nbc, California, Steve Jobs, Ebay, Aaron Sorkin, La, Stanford, Senate, Massachusetts, Politico


Google just booted 'Fortnite' from the Play Store, hours after Apple banned it from the iPhone and iPad App Store (GOOGL)

After being booted from the Apple App Store, Fortnite has now been removed from the Google Play Store, too. The move comes after Epic rolled out an update letting users pay it directly for in-app purchases, skirting around Apple and Google's existing payment systems. Those systems give Apple and Google a 30% cut of the profits from in-app purchases — a practice that Epic has long railed against.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Having just been booted from the Apple App St...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Play Store, Samsung, Trends, Epic, Fortnite, Apple App Store Fortnite, Apple App Store Epic


All the Easter eggs hidden in 'Nineteen Eighty-Fortnite,' the clever video Epic Games made to taunt Apple amid their heated battle over App Store rules (AAPL)

Epic Games, the company behind "Fortnite," released a video on Thursday that parodies Apple's famous "1984" television ad. Titled "Nineteen Eighty-Fortnite," the Epic Games video contains multiple Easter eggs taking swipes at Apple, the company's rigid App Store rules and at CEO Tim Cook. Details in the video also reveal Epic's carefully orchestrated plan to escalate its battle with Apple. Epic also filed suit against Apple on Thursday, alleging that the iPhone-maker engaged in monopolistic pr...
Tags: Apple, Cook, Trends, George Orwell, Epic, Tim Cook, App Store, Aapl, Fortnite, Apple Epic


The developer behind 'Fortnite' is suing Apple after the iPhone maker yanked the game from the App Store (AAPL, GOOGL)

Epic Games has filed an injunction against Apple, claiming it engages in anticompetitive behavior through its App Store. The legal paperwork was filed after Apple pulled "Fortnite" from the App Store. The company said Epic violated App Store guidelines after Epic Games began offering a new way to make in-app purchases that bypassed the controversial 30% fee charged by Apple's and Google's app stores.  The company announced Thursday that players will get a permanent 20% discount on V-Bucks, the...
Tags: Apple, Google, North Korea, Trends, Epic, House, Tim Cook, Play Store, App Store, Stubhub, Sweeney, Tim Sweeney, Congress Lawmakers, Fortnite, V Bucks, Apple Developers


Epic Games is suing Apple over Fortnite, App Store policies

The lawsuit comes the same day Fortnite was removed from the App Store
Tags: Apple, Gaming, News, Trends, Lawsuits, App Store, Fortnite, Fortnite App Store


Apple just removed 'Fortnite' from the App Store and the company behind the game fired back with a scathing video that roasts the iPhone-maker's most iconic ad (AAPL)

Epic Games, the company behind "Fortnite," aired a video on Thursday roasting Apple and its iconic "1984" television ad, after Apple yanked the game from the App Store.  Epic also filed a lawsuit against Apple on Thursday, claiming the company engaged in "unfair and anti-competitive actions."  Epic's video said Apple retaliated against Epic for defying "the App Store Monopoly" and urged "Fortnite" players to "join the fight to stop 2020 from becoming '1984.'"  Titled "Nineteen Eighty-Fortnite,...
Tags: Apple, Google, Washington, Trends, George Orwell, Epic, House, Tim Cook, App Store, Ridley Scott, Aapl, Los Angeles Raiders, Fortnite, Fortnite Mega Drop, App Store Epic


Apple just removed 'Fortnite' from the App Store, and the company behind the game hit back with a scathing video that roasts the iPhone maker's most iconic ad (AAPL)

Epic Games, the company behind "Fortnite," aired a video on Thursday roasting Apple and its iconic "1984" television ad after Apple yanked the game from the App Store.  Epic also filed a lawsuit against Apple on Thursday, alleging the company engaged in "unfair and anti-competitive actions."  Epic's video said Apple retaliated against Epic for defying "the App Store Monopoly" and urged "Fortnite" players to "join the fight to stop 2020 from becoming '1984.'"  Titled "Nineteen Eighty-Fortnite,"...
Tags: Apple, Google, Washington, Trends, George Orwell, Epic, House, Tim Cook, App Store, Ridley Scott, Aapl, Los Angeles Raiders, Fortnite, Fortnite Mega Drop, App Store Epic


'Fortnite's' Epic Games learned how to evade Apple's 30% rate before it got kicked off the App Store. Here's why developers have long been concerned by the fee. (AAPL)

Apple just yanked the "Fortnite" app from its store after Epic Games added an in-game direct payment option for players. The new option would mean that Epic Games could skirt Apple's standard 30% commission that it says it charges all developers in the App Store for in-app purchases. Developers have long aired their frustration with the company, claiming the 30% fee gives Apple and its own services an unfair advantage in the market. The "Fortnite" app removal comes as Congress continues to inv...
Tags: Apple, Cook, Congress, North Korea, Trends, Tim Cook, App Store, Epic Games, Aapl, Hank Johnson, Fortnite, Lisa Eadicicco, Eadicicco, Justin Payeur, National Education Technologies, Payeur


Apple has yanked 'Fortnite' from the App Store after Epic Games let players bypass Apple to make in-game purchases (AAPL, GOOGL)

Apple pulled "Fortnite" from the App Store after Epic Games began offering a new way to make in-app purchases that bypassed the controversial 30% fee charged by Apple's and Google's app stores.  The company announced Thursday that players will get a permanent 20% discount on V-Bucks, the in-game currency in "Fortnite," if they pay directly through Epic.  "Thousands of apps on the App Store approved by Apple accept direct payments, including commonly used apps like Amazon, Grubhub, Nike SNKRS, ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Trends, Epic, House, Tim Cook, Play Store, App Store, Stubhub, Epic Games, Business Insider, Sweeney, Tim Sweeney, Congress Lawmakers, Fortnite, V Bucks


Apple removes Fortnite from the App Store

The game was pulled for circumventing revenue sharing
Tags: Apple, Google Play, Gaming, News, Trends, App Store, Fortnite


Meet the 13 Salesforce power players helping CEO Marc Benioff lead the cloud giant to hit its aggressive growth targets despite the turbulent economy (CRM)

We've identified the 13 executives that are leading Salesforce's behind the scenes and helping CEO Marc Benioff with Salesforce's next stage of growth and challenges. Salesforce's executive team was shaken up in February when former co-CEO Keith Block stepped down and its head of international also left.  To adapt to the new normal with the coronavirus pandemic, Salesforce quickly added new product lines, like its Work.com tools to reopen safely, to help customers transition to the new normal....
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Europe, Microsoft, California, Ipo, Bt, Africa, San Francisco, Trends, CIO, Indiana, Middle East, Gavin Patterson, Sydney


Read Apple's response for removing 'Fortnite' from the App Store after Epic Games skirted the tech giant's controversial 30% fee (AAPL)

Apple yanked the app for the popular game Fortnite from its store Thursday after its parent company, Epic Games, began allowing in-game purchases. The new direct payment system means that Epic Games would skirt Apple's 30% App Store commission, a controversial fee that developers have said gives Apple an unfair advantage. "We think all developers should be free to support direct payments in all apps," Epic Games said in its explanation of its new payment method. But Apple said that Epic Games'...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Epic, App Store, Donald Trump, Stubhub, Epic Games, Fortnite, Amazon Grubhub Nike


The head of Google's Next Billion Users group explains how its work in emerging markets is shaping the search for the company's next blockbuster product (GOOGL)

Now five years old, Google's Next Billion Users initiative has around 300 central employees and works with teams across YouTube, Chrome, and more. NBU builds new products, and adapts existing Google products, for emerging markets. It was an idea Sundar Pichai first floated when he became CEO in 2015. Voice, vernacular, and video are the three big themes it's focusing on today, says product lead Josh Woodward. Some products, like NBU's files app, have gone on to become surprise global hits. The...
Tags: Google, Mexico, India, Nigeria, US, Trends, Brazil, Kenya, Mumbai, Google Photos, Sundar Pichai, Alphabet, Woodward, India Indonesia, Leslie Odom Jr, NBU


Epic Games cuts Fortnite V-Bucks prices, calls out Apple and Google

The company said Apple and Google charge 'exorbitant' fees
Tags: Apple, Google, Gaming, News, Trends, Epic Games, Fortnite, Fortnite V Bucks


Where advertisers spent their money from the Facebook boycott, according to an agency that handles $1.5 billion in ad spend

A new report from ad agency Tinuiti broke down where advertisers allocated their dollars during the July ad boycott of Facebook. It found 40% of advertisers spent the money on paid search like Google, while 24% put it on other social platforms like Pinterest and Snap. Of the advertisers that paused their Facebook spending in July, 76% reactivated it in August while 24% stayed off the platform. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. More than 1,000 companies boycotted Facebook in ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Pinterest, Trends, Unilever, Starbucks, Black, Facebook Google, Tinuiti, Google Tinuiti


Google Cloud partners explain all the ways that the search giant is getting more flexible, from letting customers reallocate their cloud resources to helping developers pay for their own sales and marketing pushes (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google Cloud partners say that the company has gotten more flexible since Thomas Kurian took over as CEO. That flexibility can be seen in how it gives customers wiggle room when it comes to the finer points of their contracts — like allowing them to take credits that were intended for one Google Cloud service, and allowing them to apply them to other services.  The company has also expanded its outreach to partners, including by giving money for sales and marketing to developers who build soft...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Aws, Silicon Valley, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Thomas, SADA, Google Cloud, Kurian, Kollar, Goldman Sachs Deutsche Bank, Galizia, Rob Enslin


Data scientists and engineers are leaving Amazon and Facebook for hedge funds. Here are the firms that are winning the battle for top tech talent.

As hedge funds have become sophisticated, their talent needs have evolved — and top managers now are searching out people with engineering abilities or data science skills. This has put managers in direct competition with big tech firms, and a years-long battle over talent has ensued.  Hedge funds like Two Sigma, Citadel, and Bridgewater have managed to bring in more people from big tech firms over the last 10 years than they have lost. Amazon and Microsoft have seen hundreds of people leave t...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Trends, Ibm, Silicon Valley, Goldman Sachs, Donald Trump, East Coast, Sigma, Bridgewater, Citadel, Ken Griffin, Ray Dalio, Two Sigma


Apple working on a subscription bundle called Apple One, report says

The bundle includes Apple TV+, Apple News +, Apple Music, and even iCloud
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Trends, Subscription, Apple One


The best Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra cases and covers

The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is a powerhouse of a smartphone. Keep it protected with the best cases available now.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Samsung, Trends, Cases and covers, Samsung Galaxy Note, Buying Guides, Best cases, Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, Note 20 Ultra


Apple AirPods Pro, iPad 10.2 discounted in time for back-to-school

As part of the annual back-to-school sales, you can get the Apple AirPods Pro and iPad 10.2 at Amazon and Verizon for as low as $220.
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Deals, Mobile, Verizon, Trends, Home Theater, iPad deals, Apple AirPods Pro, AirPods Deals, Apple iPad 10.2, BTS 2020


The maker of 'Fortnite' is now letting players bypass Apple's and Google's app stores, the latest escalation in an ongoing battle between the tech giants and app developers (AAPL, GOOGL)

Epic Games, the company behind "Fortnite," is offering a new way to make in-app purchases that bypasses the controversial 30% fee charged by Apple's and Google's app stores.  The company announced Thursday that players will get a permanent 20% discount on V-Bucks, the in-game currency in "Fortnite," if they pay directly through Epic.  But Epic's new system appears to be in direct violation of Apple's and Google's app store policies. Neither company immediately responded to a request for commen...
Tags: Apple, Google, Trends, Epic, House, Tim Cook, Play Store, App Store, Stubhub, Sweeney, Tim Sweeney, Congress Lawmakers, Fortnite, V Bucks, Apple Developers, AAPL GOOGL


Amazon is giving free AWS training courses to Utah's elementary and high schools — but education specialists say this kind of skills training may not help you get a tech job or even help you learn

Amazon just announced that it has partnered with K-12 schools in Utah to provide free cloud computing training using Amazon Web Services, the company's cloud business. Amazon previously collaborated with California and Virginia's community and public colleges to offer programs in cloud computing using AWS. Some experts warn that training students or job seekers in skills that corporations say they want might not guarantee a job at the company, and might result in time wasted if the skill falls...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Utah, Cook, California, Virginia, US, Trends, Tech, Bloomberg, Tim Cook, Aws, Ibm, Jeff Bezos, Shell, Amazon Web Services


Microsoft's shown a sudden appetite for big acquisitions. From Twilio to VMware, here are 10 companies experts think it could try to acquire that aren't TikTok. (MSFT)

As Microsoft attempts to acquire viral video app TikTok's US operations, analysts speculated on a few other names that might be on the tech titan's shopping list. The list of 10 potential Microsoft acquisitions includes Dropbox, Slack, Twilio, Docusign and VMware, which Dell is considering spinning out, plus startups Mmhmm and Superhuman. Keep in mind, Microsoft's largest acquisition to date was its $26.2 billion LinkedIn deal, and while it appears Microsoft might be willing to pay more for Ti...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, US, Trends, Linkedin, Cisco, London Stock Exchange, European Union, Dell, Sequoia Capital, Signal, Amazon Web Services, Twilio, Phil Libin, Vmware, Crowdstrike


How to delete saved passwords on your Mac computer, either one-by-one or all at once

You can delete saved passwords on a Mac by opening the Keychain Access app. Any password that's used to access an application on your Mac can be saved to Keychain Access, which is a password manager built into the computer. You may want to delete a saved password if you no longer use the account or don't want to have that password on file. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. When you enter a password into Safari, and your Mac offers to save it, it'll be saving it...
Tags: Apple, Google Chrome, Trends, Macbook


The best Google Pixel 4a screen protectors

Here's our pick of the best Google Pixel 4a screen protectors, from the high-value to the highly durable.
Tags: Google, Android, Mobile, Trends, Screen Protector, Buying Guides, Google Pixel, Screen Protectors, Smartphone Screen Protectors, Google Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a, Google Pixel screen protector


10 healthcare startups that could be M&A targets after Teladoc's record-breaking $18.5 billion deal for Livongo

On August 5, telehealth giant Teladoc struck an $18.5 billion deal to buy Livongo, a chronic-care company. The record deal is sending shockwaves through an industry that analysts say is ripe for more mergers and acquisitions. Business Insider asked 10 venture capitalists and analysts about the impending consolidation in digital health. They listed 10 startups in mental health, drug research, telehealth, and more that are likely to be acquired or make deals of their own soon. For more stories l...
Tags: Google, Amazon, US, Trends, Walmart, Bloomberg, Austin, Shervin Pishevar, Pfizer, Andreessen Horowitz, Boeing, Cnbc, Jones, Bessemer Venture Partners, Forrester, Bessemer


Amid rising US-China trade tensions, electronics manufacturers like Foxconn will need to build facilities within the markets they plan to sell

Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn announced it has shifted production away from China, and will continue doing so. And this shift comes in response to escalating tensions between the US and China. Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn announced that 30% of its production capacity now resides outside of China, up from 25% in June 2019, per Nikkei Asian Review. Foxconn — the world's largest contract-based electronics manufacturer and Apple's foremost supplier — plans to continue s...
Tags: Apple, Indonesia, China, India, US, Trends, Eu, Taiwan, Nato, Brazil, State Department, Huawei, TSMC, Foxconn, Liu, US State Department



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