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Epic Games Pays Apple $6 Million as Ordered by Court

Epic Games today paid Apple $6,000,000 in royalties, ‌Epic Games‌ CEO Tim Sweeney said on Twitter. As part of the ruling in the ongoing Epic v. Apple legal battle, Epic was last week ordered by the court to pay 30 percent of the revenue that it collected from the Fortnite app using its illicit direct payment option. Back at the start of the dispute between Epic and Apple, Epic added a direct purchase option to the Fortnite app, skirting Apple's in-app purchase rules. This violation of Apple's...
Tags: Apple, Court, Epic, App Store, Epic Games, Sweeney, Tim Sweeney, Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, Fortnite, Apple Epic, Epic Games vs. Apple, Epic Games Fortnite Epic Games vs Apple


A judge just ruled a massive blow against Apple's App Store business

Apple/Rachel Luna/Stringer The judge in the case between "Fortnite" maker Epic Games and Apple issued a ruling on Friday. Apple must allow app makers the ability to monetize their apps without paying Apple. Epic has to pay Apple over $3.5 million in owed royalties, and still can't charge users directly. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The end of the months-long legal saga between Apple and "Fortnite" maker Epic Games finally came on Friday when Judge Yvonne Gon...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mobile, Gaming, News, Video Games, Entertainment, Trends, Epic, App Store, iOS App Store, Epic Games, Apple App Store, Sweeney


Epic Games asks Apple to reinstate Fortnite in South Korea after new law

Epic Games has asked Apple to rejoin its Fortnite developer account in South Korea as the U.S. game maker plans to re-release Fortnite on iOS in South Korea, offering both Epic and Apple payments side-by-side, said in a tweet on September 10. Epic has asked Apple to restore our Fortnite developer account. Epic intends to re-release Fortnite on iOS in Korea offering both Epic payment and Apple payment side-by-side in compliance with the new Korean law. — Fortnite (@FortniteGame) September 9, 202...
Tags: Apple, TC, South Korea, Japan, India, Tech, Epic, Korea, Apple Store, Epic Games, In-app Purchase, U S, Google Apple, Fortnite, Fortnite Twitter, Apple Epic


Elon Musk calls out Apple's App Store fees for being a 'global tax on the internet'

Brendan Smialowski/AFP, Richard Drew/Associated Press Elon Musk said Apple's App Store fees are "a de facto global tax on the internet." He also said "Epic is right" as the "Fortnite" creator remains locked in a legal battle with Apple. Epic argues that the App Store is a monopoly since it takes a cut from all in-app purchases. See more stories on Insider's business page. Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted Friday that "Epic is right" in its lawsuit alleging Apple's App Sto...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Spacex, Elon Musk, News, Congress, Trends, Tesla, Epic, Tim Cook, Retail, App Store, Apple Apple, BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI, App Store Apple


Epic Games Began Planning Antitrust Lawsuit Against Apple Two Years Ago With 'Project Liberty'

Ahead of its upcoming bench trial against Epic Games, Apple today filed 500 pages of documents covering findings of fact and conclusions of law, which basically summarizes the information exchanged between Apple and Epic, presents the relevant facts to the judge, and argues for the logical conclusions that should be drawn when law is applied to the case. Apple sticks to many of the talking points that it has argued since the beginning of its dispute with ‌Epic Games‌. The App Store has remain...
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Daily Crunch: Investors back away from Dispo

Dispo is in the midst of a sexual assault controversy, Zoom introduces an SDK and Android owners will have to continue waiting for Clubhouse access. This is your Daily Crunch for March 22, 2021. The big story: Investors back away from Dispo After a recent story in Business Insider brought allegations to light that a member of David Dobrik’s vlog squad had sexually assaulted an extra during a shoot, Spark Capital announced that it would “sever all ties” with Dobrik’s photo-sharing startup Dispo, ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Startups, Microsoft, US, Tech, Epic, Tim Cook, Venture Capital, Minecraft, Atari, Sdk, Spark Capital, SPAC, Tim Sweeney, Caesar Sengupta


Tim Cook and Tim Sweeney among potential witnesses for Apple/Epic trial

A proposed witness list filed by Apple for its upcoming trial against game-maker Epic reads like a who’s who of executives from the two companies. The drawn out battle could well prove a watershed moment from mobile app payments. The two sides came to loggerheads when the Fortnite maker was kicked out of the App Store in August of last year after adding an in-game payment system designed to bypass Apple’s – along with Apple’s cut of the profiles. Epic has accused Apple of monopolist practices pe...
Tags: Apple, Gaming, Apps, Tech, Epic, Tim Cook, Nvidia, App Stores, App Store, Epic Games, Phil Schiller, Tim Sweeney, Craig Federighi, Microsoft Facebook, TechCrunch Apple, Fortnite


Tim Cook will have to sit for a 7-hour deposition, the latest development in the heated lawsuit between Apple and 'Fortnite' maker Epic

Apple CEO Tim Cook in Austin, Texas, on November 20, 2019. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images A judge has ordered Tim Cook to sit for a 7-hour deposition as part of Epic Games' lawsuit against Apple. Epic sued Apple in August after its popular "Fortnite" game was booted from the App Store. An update to the "Fortnite" app evaded the policy that allows Apple to take a 30% cut from in-app purchases. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A California judge has ordered Apple CEO Tim...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Cook, News, Congress, California, Samsung, Trends, Getty Images, Epic, Tim Cook, Antitrust, App Store, Gizmodo, Epic Games


Judge Orders Tim Cook and Craig Federighi To Testify in Epic Case

A judge has ordered Apple to produce Tim Cook and Craig Federighi to testify for the Apple versus Epic lawsuit, and they must produce required documents before the next hearing. From a report: The Apple versus Epic lawsuit continues as publicly filed court documents tell us a bit more about the upcoming trial. Epic wants Apple to produce extensive documentation surrounding the App Store and its operations, but there has been some deliberation as to how extensive this data needs to be, and who wi...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Epic, Tim Cook, App Store, Craig Federighi, Apple Epic, Eric Neuenshwander


Nvidia reportedly bringing Fortnite back to iOS through its cloud gaming service

Nvidia is bringing Fortnite back to iPhones and iPads, according to a report from the BBC . The British news service is reporting that Nvidia has developed a version of its GeForce cloud gaming service that runs on Safari. The development means that Fortnite gamers can play the Epic Games title off of servers run by Nvidia. What’s not clear is whether the cloud gaming service will mean significant lag times for players that could effect their gameplay. Apple customers have been...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Android, Startups, TC, Video Games, Bbc, Epic, Nvidia, North Carolina, GeForce, Luna, Epic Games, Cloud Gaming, Stadia


Big tech blows a collective raspberry at the House’s antitrust report

Big tech has responded to the mammoth antitrust report put out by the U.S. House Judiciary Committee yesterday with blanket denials there’s any monopolistic behaviour or competitive imbalances to see here. Here’s a quick run down of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google’s rebuttals. Amazon In a lengthy but punchy blog post the ecommerce giant brands the committee’s views on antitrust “fringe notions” and “regulatory spitballing” — lathering on dire predictions of doom for small business and ho...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Ecommerce, Instagram, Supreme Court, Privacy, Congress, Government, US, America, Tech, Walmart, Policy, Competition


Apple Doubles Down in Fight With Fortnite Creator Epic Games, Seeks Damages for Breach of Contract

Apple on Tuesday shot back in its legal battle with Fortnite creator Epic Games, filing a response and counterclaims alleging that the gaming company breached its contract with Apple, and seeking an unspecified amount in damages. From a report: "Epic's lawsuit is nothing more than a basic disagreement over money," Apple said in a filing with the District Court for the Northern District of California. "Although Epic portrays itself as a modern corporate Robin Hood, in reality it is a multi-billio...
Tags: Apple, Robin Hood, Tech, Epic, Sweeney, Fortnite, Apple Epic


Epic Games says 'Fortnite' users on iPhone have plummeted 60%, and it's trying to force Apple to reinstate the game to the App Store

Epic's fight with Apple started in August. Epic Games 'Fortnite' creator Epic Games filed a new legal challenge against Apple on Friday night, arguing it should be forced to allow the game back on the App Store. Epic said since 'Fortnite' was kicked off the App Store, daily active users of the game on iPhone or iPad had plummeted by 60%.  It revealed roughly a third of its registered users for 'Fortnite' worldwide are on iOS. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Epic Gam...
Tags: Apple, Google, Gaming, Facebook, Spotify, Trends, Eu, Epic, Nintendo, In-app Purchases, App Store, Epic Games, Tech Insider, Fortnite, Isobel Asher Hamilton, App Store Epic


In Epic Games v Apple, temporary relief for Unreal Engine, but not Fortnite

In a significant development, a California district court, on August 24, Epic Games a partial temporary restraining order against Apple — essentially ruling that Apple can not terminate Epic’s graphics engine Unreal Engine’s access to Apple’s operating systems. However, in the same ruling, the court held that Apple doesn’t have to allow Epic’s popular game Fortnite on its App Store. The next hearing is scheduled for September 28, as this ruling is limited in scope, and was meant to preserve th...
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Read the emails Epic's CEO sent Apple execs that set up the legal battle over 'Fortnite' being yanked from the App Store (AAPL)

"Fortnite" maker Epic Games and Apple are embroiled in a bitter legal battle, after the developer took aim at the so-called App Store tax.  New legal documents show Epic CEO Tim Sweeney reached out to Apple as early as June 30 to see if the company would allow a "competing Epic Games Store app" on the App Store.  After Apple declined to reach an agreement, Sweeney sent a declaration of war on August 13 to Apple CEO Tim Cook and other execs. Hours after the email was sent, Epic updated the wild...
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Epic Games Aiming to Recruit 'Coalition of Apple Critics' to Fight App Store Policies

Epic Games, the company behind Fortnite that recently entered into a major dispute with Apple over App Store policies, is aiming to organize a wider opposition to Apple, reports The Information. Epic over the course of the last few weeks has allegedly reached out to other tech executives with the hopes of forming a coalition of companies that are critical of Apple's business practices. While Epic had preliminary discussions with Spotify, the music streaming company had not signed on to join ...
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Daily Crunch: Epic Games escalates legal battle with Apple

The battle between Epic Games and Apple continues, Facebook faces criticism in India and Pinterest appoints its first Black board member. This is your Daily Crunch for August 17, 2020. The big story: Epic Games files injunction against Apple Epic’s legal and PR fight with Apple and its App Store policies seems to be escalating. The Fortnite-maker has filed an injunction in U.S. District Court, saying it was notified by Apple that all of its developer accounts and access to developer tools ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Play Store, Mobile, Gaming, Facebook, Apps, Spacex, Pinterest, Australia, India, Softbank, Narendra Modi, Tech, Epic, Amex


Apple Attempts to Take Its Toys Away and Effectively Ban Fortnite From iOS and macOS

According to an announcement via the Epic Games Newsroom Twitter account, Apple will terminate all of Epic’s developer accounts and cut the company off from iOS and Mac development tools, effective Friday August 28, 2020. In response, Epic has updated its court filing against Apple. Epic is calling this latest move by…Read more...
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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...
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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...
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