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Apple Lied: Epic Games’ CEO

Apple lied. Apple spent a year telling the world, the court, and the press they’d “welcome Epic’s return to the App Store if they agree to play by the same rules as everyone else”. Epic agreed, and now Apple has reneged in another abuse of its monopoly power over a billion users. This is another extraordinary anticompetitive move by Apple, demonstrating their power to reshape markets and choose winners and losers. It’s also a loss for fair competition and consumer choice. The loss of Fortn...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Business, Tech, Epic, New York Times, Roblox, PUBG Mobile, Thethreadmill

Epic CEO: Apple Won't Let Fortnite Back Until Case Ends

Tim Sweeney, CEO of Fortnite maker Epic, said Wednesday it's been told by Apple that the game will be “blacklisted from the Apple ecosystem" until the companies' legal case is resolved and all appeals are exhausted, which could take as long as five years.
Tags: Apple, Epic, Tim Sweeney

'Fortnite' may not return to iPhones for up to 5 years, if ever

Epic Games It sounds like "Fortnite" isn't coming back to the iPhone anytime soon. Epic says it won't bring the game back to the iPhone unless Apple allows alternate payment forms. Apple says it won't even consider allowing Epic back until the the companies' legal spat is over. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. It sounds like "Fortnite" won't be back on Apple's iPhone anytime soon. Based on the most recent exchanges between "Fortnite" maker E...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Mobile, Gaming, Lawsuit, Video Games, Entertainment, Trends, Epic, App Store, Litigation, iOS App Store, Epic Games, Apple App Store, Phil Schiller

Apple Bans Fortnite Until Appeals Are Exhausted in Legal Fight

Apple plans to keep Fortnite off of its App Store until appeals are exhausted in its legal battle with Epic Games, the maker of the popular battle-royale game. From a report: Apple sent a letter to Epic Tuesday saying that it "will not consider any further requests for reinstatement until the district court's judgment becomes final and nonappealable." The letter, sent to Epic's lawyers from a firm representing Apple, was published on Twitter by Epic Chief Executive Officer Tim Sweeney. That proc...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Epic, App Store, Tim Sweeney, Apple Bans Fortnite Until Appeals Are Exhausted

Apple won’t let Fortnite back on iOS until the Epic v. Apple verdict is final

Epic CEO Tim Sweeney revealed the conversation in a series of tweets.
Tags: Apple, Epic, Tim Sweeney, Fortnite

Apple Won't Allow Fortnite Back in the App Store Until Legal Battle Ends Due to Epic's 'Duplicitous Conduct'

Apple has no plans to allow Fortnite to return to the App Store in the near future, Apple's lawyers told Epic's lawyers this week. Further, Apple does not intend to consider requests for the reinstatement of the Epic Games developer account until the court's judgment is "final and nonappealable," a process that could span years. Apple provided this information to ‌Epic Games‌ after Epic CEO Tim Sweeney emailed Apple's Phil Schiller and asked for the ‌Epic Games‌ developer account to be reinst...
Tags: Apple, Epic, App Store, Epic Games, Phil Schiller, Sweeney, Tim Sweeney, Fortnite, Further Apple, Epic Games vs. Apple

SWIFT FLY FISHING - Introducing the Epic Reference Series

I've been a Swift Fly Fishing "Fanboy" for years now and even though the entire Epic range of fiberglass fly rods are swell, I think everyone at least needs an Epic 686 and a Bandit.  I could fish the world with just those two sticks and have a hoot doing so.  The problem with this suggestion has been that the method of entry required that you to go one of several routes with a Ready to Wrap Kit (which not everyone wants to learn how to build their own fly rod), a Studio Built Fly Rod (which mea...
Tags: Facebook, Sport, Epic, Fishing, Bandit, Cameron Mortenson, Instagram Subscribe

Ben Rubin, who founded Houseparty, Meerkat and Slashtalk, will peer into the future of social at Disrupt

Ben Rubin understands where social is going. In fact, he understands it so well, he’s always there early. Rubin is the current CEO and co-founder of Slashtalk and an angel investor who scouts for Sequoia Capital. He previously founded Houseparty and Meerkat — apps that pioneered group video chat and mobile livestreaming, respectively — shaping massive social trends in their earliest stages. In 2015, Meerkat took SXSW by storm. The app seemed to have captured lightning in a bottle, and entrenched...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Social Networking, Social Networks, Events, Tech, Epic, Sequoia Capital, Periscope, iOS App Store, Meerkat, Ben Rubin, Irl, Epic Games, Sxsw

Tim Cook says he’s ‘looking forward to moving forward’ after Epic ruling

Apple prevailed on nine of 10 counts in the lawsuit.
Tags: Epic, Tim Cook

United States: Epic v Apple: Apple Must Allow Other Forms Of In-App Purchase - Preiskel & Co

On 10 September 2021, Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers issued an injunction in the Epic v Apple case. Apps cannot be restricted from directing users to other payment options, in addition to the ones offered by Apple.
Tags: Apple, News, United States, Epic, Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, App Purchase Preiskel

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 Crack In The Garden Wall

On Friday, US District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers released her ruling in the suit and countersuit by Epic and Apple. Neither party could claim complete victory. Epic was judged to have breached its contract with Apple (which it admitted) and now owes Apple more than $3.6 million. Apple escaped on almost all counts. The court […]
Tags: Apple, Marketing, US, Epic, Payments, Mobile Technology, Age Of The Customer, Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, Garden Wall

Equity Monday: Market pessimism, new iPhones, and IPOs

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest private market news, talks about the coming week, digs into some recent funding rounds and mulls over a larger theme or narrative from the private markets. You can follow the show on Twitter here. I also tweet. Vacation was good, and a big thanks to Mary Ann and Natasha — not to mention Grace and Chris...
Tags: Apple, Fundings & Exits, Startups, China, Tech, Epic, Alibaba, Equity, Jungle Ventures, Chris, Ant, Toast, Ev, SPAC, Natasha, Mary Ann

Epic Games Not Satisfied With Ruling in Case Against Apple, Files Appeal

Epic Games has filed an appeal against the ruling in its case against Apple, further prolonging the already year-long legal battle between the two companies. The ruling, announced on Friday, sided with Apple on nine out of the ten counts that ‌Epic Games‌ had presented against the company. Epic, from the start, had alleged that Apple is anti-competitive and that it should open up its devices to third-party app stores, third-party in-app payment methods, and more. The judge said that while th...
Tags: Apple, California, Epic, Spotify Netflix, Epic Games vs. Apple

With sales momentum, looks to future in its fight with Amazon

If Gutenberg were alive today, he’d be a very busy angel investor. With book sales booming during the COVID-19 lockdowns last year, the humble written word has suddenly drawn the limelight from VCs and founders. We’ve seen a whole cavalcade of new products and fundings, including algorithmic recommendation engine BingeBooks, book club startups like Literati and the aptly named BookClub, as well as streaming service Litnerd. There have also been exits and potential exits for Glose, LitCharts and ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Startups, Ecommerce, Books, Microsoft, Tech, Epic, Silicon Valley, Glose, Hunter, Andy Hunter, Occam, Gutenberg, Literati, Bookshop

Breaking down the Epic v. Apple Fortnite trial ruling

Apple’s not a monopolist, but it still stifled competition.
Tags: Apple, Epic, Apple Fortnite

Top Stories: iPhone 13 Apple Event, Epic v. Apple Verdict, iPhone 14 Rumors, and More

Apple's biggest product introduction is right around the corner, with an Apple event now officially announced for next Tuesday, September 14! We're continuing to see a flurry of rumors about not only the iPhone 13 and Apple Watch Series 7 that we're expecting to see at the event, but also the iPhone 14 that's a whole year away. The other major piece of news this week was that a decision was finally handed down in the blockbuster Epic Games v. Apple trial. It was a mixed verdict with Apple win...
Tags: Apple, Featured, California, Top Stories, Epic, Young, Rogers, Epic Games, Ming Chi Kuo, Prosser, YouTube Apple, Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, Pacific Blue, Ross Young, Jon Prosser, MacRumors Newsletter Each

NorCal Judge Rules Apple Can’t Force Developers To Exclusively Use App Store Payment System

(CNN) — Apple can no longer prohibit app developers from directing users to payment options outside its App Store, a judge ruled on Friday. The decision, which followed a contentious court battle with the maker of the hugely popular Fortnite video game, is a major blow to Apple — but the company also scored a partial victory as the judge stopped short of calling it a monopoly. Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers of the US District Court in the Northern District of California ruled on Friday that Apple ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Spotify, Europe, Japan, Technology, Cook, California, Senate, Court, US, San Francisco, Cnn, Netflix, United States, Epic

Everything you need to know about Apple/Epic lawsuit verdict

Everything you need to know – or at least I what I thought was interesting – in
Tags: Apple, Business, Court, Tech, Epic, Nintendo, Msft, Doj, Ftc, Sweeney, ROSSI, Athey, the Court, Hanssen, Thethreadmill, Rossi Dr Hanssen

Daily Crunch: Microsoft acquires tutoring platform TakeLessons for undisclosed sum

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Hi friends! Welcome back to the Daily Crunch — it’s September 10, 2021. Alex Wilhelm returns next week, so this is my last day as the captain of this ship. Captain of the Daily Crunch. Captain … Crunch? Oh no. Image Credits: evemilla / Getty Images Things I’ve learned: Email newsletters are more stressful than blog posts because you can’t fix typos once they’re ...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, South Korea, Microsoft, China, Boston, India, US, Tech, Eu, Epic, San Diego, App Store, Alex, Nickelodeon

Epic v. Apple case shows just how much of the App Store’s money comes from games

The Epic Games v. Apple case has revealed an astounding estimate of the App Store's revenue numbers.
Tags: Apple, Gaming, News, Trends, Epic, Mobile Gaming, App Store, Epic Games, Apple V. Epic, Epic V. Apple

Judge rules against both Apple and Epic Games in antitrust case

Both Apple and Epic Games chalked up some wins and losses as a result of a recent court ruling. Epic plans to appeal, while Apple considers its plans.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, News, Trends, Epic, Epic Games, Apple App Store

Epic CEO: Judge's Decision 'Isn't a Win for Developers or for Consumers,' Fortnite Not Immediately Returning to App Store

The year-long dispute between Epic Games and Apple reached a milestone with Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers delivering a middle-of-the road verdict that isn't quite what ‌Epic Games‌ or Apple wanted. Apple will not be required to support third-party app stores as ‌Epic Games‌ pushed for, but Apple will have to let developers offer "buttons, external links, or other calls to action" to direct customers to in-app purchase alternatives. In a statement on Twitter, ‌Epic Games‌ CEO Tim Sweeney said that t...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Court, Epic, App Store, DPLA, Epic Games, Unreal Engine, Sweeney, Tim Sweeney, Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, Horacio Gutierrez, Fortnite, Kate Adams, Epic Games vs. Apple

Apple drops, Netflix and Spotify pop after judge rules in favor of Epic Games in lawsuit targeting in-app purchases

Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images A ruling in the Apple vs. Epic Games lawsuit sent shares of the iPhone maker down as much as 3% on Friday.The ruling said Apple must allow other forms of in-app purchases that would not be subject to a commission paid to the company.While shares of Apple fell, companies that rely on the app store to generate business surged, including Netflix, Spotify, and Roblox.Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell.Shares of Ap...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Trends, Markets, Netflix, Epic, Stock Market, Apple Stock, Movers, Epic Games, Apple Apple, Netflix Spotify, Matthew Fox, Apple lawsuit, Mover, Apple Stock Price

Judge in Epic Suit Says Apple Restrictions Anti-Competitive

A U.S. judge on Friday issued a ruling in "Fortnite" creator Epic Games' antitrust lawsuit against Apple's App Store, labelling Apple's conduct in enforcing anti-steering restrictions as anticompetitive. From a report: The case may determine whether Apple is allowed to retain control over what apps appear on its iPhones and whether it is allowed to charge commissions to developers. The Verge adds: Judge Yvonne Gonzalez-Rogers issued a permanent injunction in the Epic v. Apple case on Friday morn...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Epic, Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, Fortnite, App Purchasing

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

Apple prohibited from blocking outside payment in Epic ruling

A judge this morning issued a ruling in California’s Epic v. Apple case, siding with the Fortnite maker on the topic of third-party payments. Effectively, the judge has ruled that Apple cannot prohibit developers from adding links for alternative payments beyond Apple’s App Store-based monetization. The mobile giant’s control over fees on iOS has long been a sticking point for Epic and the veritable cash cow of its in-gaming micro-transactions. The ruling notes, in part, Apple Inc. and its offic...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Apps, California, Tech, Epic, App-store, Fortnight, Apple Inc, App Purchasing

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