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'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 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


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


'Virtual' restaurant brands are all the rage. Here's why stir-fry chain Genghis Grill created an almost-identical delivery-only brand.

Demand for food delivery continues to surge. hxdyl/Shutterstock Stir Fry Chef is a "virtual" delivery-only restaurant brand created by Genghis Grill. All of Stir Fry Chef's food is prepared in Genghis Grill kitchens. Adding the Stir Fry Chef brand helps Genghis Grill reach different customers, an exec told Insider. See more stories on Insider's business page. Genghis Grill is a Mongolian restaurant chain that specializes in customized stir-fry dishes. Stir Fry Chef is a Mongolian r...
Tags: Food, London, News, Restaurants, US, Trends, Fast Food, Retail, Delivery, Hospitality, Sweeney, Applebee, Dickey, Genghis Grill, Ghost Kitchens, Grace Dean


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

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Tags: Apple, Business, Court, Tech, Epic, Nintendo, Msft, Doj, Ftc, Sweeney, ROSSI, Athey, the Court, Hanssen, Thethreadmill, Rossi Dr Hanssen


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


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


‘White Lotus’ Star Sydney Sweeney Got Her Grandmothers Cast as Extras in New Erotic Thriller ‘The Voyeurs’

Sydney Sweeney may be up for granddaughter of the year. The “White Lotus” star got her grandmothers, Sherry and Velda, cast as extras in “The Voyeurs,” Sweeney’s new erotic thriller about a couple (Sweeney and Justice Smith) who become obsessed by another seemingly kinky couple (Ben Hardy and Natasha Liu Bordizzo) in a neighboring building. […]
Tags: Amazon, News, Smith, Sherry, Sweeney, Ben Hardy, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Justice Smith, Velda, Sydney Sweeney, Just For Variety


‘The Voyeurs’ Trailer: Sydney Sweeney Stars in an Obsessive Erotic Thriller

Hot off her terrifying turn as The White Lotus’s resident mean girl, Sydney Sweeney is already back on our screens. We’ve seen her play some very intense teen girls, varying from mean and angsty to full-on disturbed. But here, she stars as a young adult and innocent-seeming Pippa, whose life spirals into darkness when she becomes obsessed with her neighbors.  You can watch the trailer for Sweeney’s upcoming film The Voyeurs below. The Voyeurs Trailer In The Voyeurs trailer, we meet T...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, News, Netflix, Trailers, Amy Adams, Smith, Alfred Hitchcock, Pippa, Tom, Sweeney, Ben Hardy, Downtown Montreal, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Michael Mohan, Sydney Sweeney


Bruins Remain Contenders In 2021-22 With Sweeney’s Offseason Moves

During his tenure as Boston Bruins general manager, Don Sweeney has had some good moves and some not-so-good moves. It’s part of the job. You win some and you lose…
Tags: Sport, Hockey, Boston Bruins, Sweeney, Don Sweeney, Taylor Hall, Linus Ullmark, Nick Foligno, Editor's Choice


Open letter criticizing Apple's plan to scan iPhones for child sexual abuse material attracts 5,000 signatures

An Apple store employee in New York. Mark Lennihan/AP Photo An open letter signed by 5,000 asked Apple to rethink photo scans for child sexual abuse material. The scanning "threatens to undermine fundamental privacy protections," the letter said. WhatsApp chief Will Cathcart and NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden voiced concern. See more stories on Insider's business page. An open letter asking Apple to rethink its rollout of photo scanning to identify child sexual abuse material has bee...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, News, Privacy, Snowden, Nsa, Trends, Tech, Edward Snowden, Tim Cook, Eff, Icloud, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Freedom Of The Press Foundation, Sweeney, Tim Sweeney


Grindhouse Film 'Manson Brothers Midnight Zombie Massacre' Trailer

"The power's out everywhere! The city is locked down!" Gravitas Ventures has debuted an official trailer for a very gory, ridiculously cheesy grindhouse horror film titled The Manson Brothers Midnight Zombie Massacre. Yes, that is the full title, because it's about the "Manson Brothers", two professional wrestlers, who end up fighting a horde of zombies after a midnight cage match on Halloween. "They didn't know that they need to stay in an arena to fight zombies." Why not…? There's even a s...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Horror, Gravitas Ventures, Sweeney, To Watch, Max Martini, Manson Brothers, Adrian Pasdar Randy Couture Bas Rutten, Grindhouse Film Manson Brothers


A Four-Year Deal For Taylor Hall In Boston

BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, July 23, that the team has signed forward Taylor Hall  to a four-year contract with an annual NHL cap hit of $6 million. "The Bruins are excited that Taylor wanted to remain a Boston Bruin and we are thrilled to have signed him to a multi-year contract," said Sweeney. "He is an impact player that brings speed, scoring, skill and two-way commitment to our lineup. He fit seamlessly into our locker room and will be an integral ...
Tags: Boston, Sport, NHL, Taylor, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Sweeney, Don Sweeney, Taylor Hall, Boston Bruin, Stanley Cup Hall, Bruins Hall


U.S. Charges Greek Man Known as ‘The Bull’ for Selling Inside Information on the Dark Web

A cybercriminal known as “The Bull” was stopped in its tracks by U.S. authorities for selling insider information on publicly traded companies on the dark web. Read more...
Tags: Corruption, Science, Internet, Information, Tor, Computing, Conflict Of Interest, Stock Market, Insider, Insider Trading, Securities Fraud, Alphabay, Sweeney, Digital Technology, Business Finance, William F Sweeney Jr


Limerick-Off Award (473)

It’s time to announce the latest Limerick-Off winners based on submissions (on this blog and on Facebook) in the last Limerick-Off. Congratulations to SJAAN VANDENBROEDER, who wins the Limerick-Off Award for this funny limerick: I’m so square, I get dizzy on gin — Just one round and my head starts to spin. Then I circle about, Quite obtusely, no doubt, Wond’ring what kind of shape I am in. Congratulations to TIM JAMES, who wins the Special ETIQUETTE-Themed Limerick Award for this funny limeric...
Tags: Facebook, France, Humor, Contests, Cole Porter, Mom, Limerick, Sweeney, Flynn, Adam, Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Doug Harris, Tony Holmes, Limericks, Limerick Award Winners


Boston Bruins: Revisiting Sweeney’s Best & Worst Moves

Every offseason is an important one, but this year feels even more important. The Boston Bruins stand poised at the end of an era. For the better part of a…
Tags: Sport, Hockey, Boston Bruins, Sweeney, Don Sweeney, Craig Smith, Editor's Choice, Charlie McAvoy, Bruins Management, Ondrej Kase


Apple Admits It Ranked Its Files App Ahead of Competitor Dropbox

During the Epic v. Apple trial, an email chain surfaced that reveals Apple seemingly admitted "it manually boosted the ranking of its own Files app ahead of the competition for 11 entire months," reports The Verge. This comes after two monstrous reports by The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times showed Apple's App Store clearly and consistently ranking its own apps ahead of competitors. Apple claimed it had done nothing wrong. The Verge reports: "We are removing the manual boost and the s...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Epic, New York Times, App Store, Wall Street Journal, Sweeney, Tim Sweeney, Naskar, Matt Fischer, Debankur Naskar


Proposed NoHo-to-Pasadena bus route still stirring up dissent in Eagle Rock

Advocates of mass transit are celebrating the approval of a new Metro bus line through Eagle Rock, which will connect North Hollywood to Pasadena, the likes of which they haven’t seen seen in 100 years. In the early 1900s, the Los Angeles Railway’s Eagle Rock Line shuttled its riders from the northeast L.A. suburb to downtown: Eagle Rock Boulevard … Colorado Boulevard … Townsend Street. Transfer. Ding ding! For some, L.A.’s streetcar history has the potential to repeat itself — this time on tire...
Tags: Transportation, Business, News, Colorado, Sport, Fbi, Transit, Soccer, Glendale, Broadway, Pasadena, Local News, Old Town, Metro, Norton, Garcia


Tim Cook plays innocent in Epic v Apple’s culminating testimony

Apple CEO Tim Cook took his first turn in the witness chair this morning in what is probably the most anticipated testimony of the Epic v. Apple antitrust case. But rather than a fiery condemnation of Epic’s shenanigans and allegations, Cook offered a mild, carefully tended ignorance that left many of the lawsuit’s key questions unanswered, or unanswerable. This anticlimax may not make for exciting reporting, but it could serve to defang the dangerous, if somewhat dubious, argument that Apple’s ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Apps, Europe, Lawsuit, Cook, Mac, China, Tech, Epic, Tim Cook, App Store, Apple App Store, Sweeney, Tim Sweeney, Dorothy Atkins


Apple and Epic Games are revealing a ton of industry secrets in court filings - from untold billions in 'Fortnite' profits to private email exchanges, these are the 5 juiciest bits

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 bench trial started this week in California. Epic says Apple's App Store is a monopoly. Apple says Epic broke its developer contract. Through court filings, major secrets from Apple, Epic, Microsoft, and more have been revealed. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Apple and the maker of "Fortnite" are currently at war in a C...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Google, Android, Ipad, Microsoft, California, Washington, Xbox One, Trends, Playstation, Epic, Tim Cook, Sony, Xbox


Apple Offered Special App Store API Access to Hulu and Other Developers

Today is the fourth day of the Epic Games v. Apple legal battle, and documents shared in the trial continue to give us insight into the App Store and Apple's business practices. ‌App Store‌ Vice President Matt Fischer is on the stand answering questions from Apple and Epic lawyers, and one of the emails shared as evidence confirms that Apple has established special deals with major app developers like Hulu. In 2018, a tweet from developer David Barnard commented about ‌App Store‌ subscriptio...
Tags: Apple, Google Play, Epic, App Store, Hulu, Epic Games, Sweeney, Fischer, Tim Sweeney, David Barnard, Matt Fischer, Epic Games vs. Apple, Cindy Lin


Epic CEO Tim Sweeney Admits App Store's 30% Cut Is Similar to Consoles, Would Have Accepted Special Deal With Apple

Apple's legal battle with Epic Games is continuing on, and during the second day of the trial, ‌Epic Games‌' CEO Tim Sweeney continued his testimony against Apple. Sweeney was grilled by Apple's lawyers, and made several points seemingly favorable to Apple. In addition to mentioning how he prefers Apple's iPhone and values Apple's privacy policies that he's aiming to dismantle, Sweeney confirmed that Apple's 30 percent cut is also the "most prevalent rate" that other platforms charge. Micros...
Tags: Apple, Cook, Epic, Tim Cook, Sony, Nintendo, App Store, Epic Games, Phil Schiller, Sweeney, Tim Sweeney, Microsoft Sony, App Store Apple, Fortnite, Epic Games vs. Apple, Apple Sweeney


Epic Games vs. Apple Trial Begins With Opening Remarks Underway

The first day of the bench trial between Fortnite creator Epic Games and Apple is officially underway, with the companies delivering opening remarks before District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers in a Northern California courtroom. The saga dates back to August 2020, when Apple removed Fortnite from the App Store after Epic Games introduced a direct payment option in the app for its in-game currency V-Bucks, in defiance of the App Store rules. In what appears to have been an orchestrated move, ...
Tags: Apple, Steve Jobs, Epic, App Store, Epic Games, Northern California, Sweeney, Tim Sweeney, App Store Apple, Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, Tim Cook Phil Schiller Eddy Cue, Fortnite, Epic Games vs. Apple


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


Discount grocery startup Misfits Market raises $200M

Misfits Market, a startup known for selling “ugly” fruits and vegetables at discount prices, announced this morning that it has raised $200 million in Series C funding. The company says this brings its total funding to $301.5 million and moves its valuation into unicorn territory (i.e., above $1 billion). It isn’t getting any more specific about that valuation, though Bloomberg reports that it’s $1.1 billion. Founder and CEO Abhi Ramesh told me that the Delanco, New Jersey-based startup has expa...
Tags: Food, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Groceries, Washington, Oregon, Funding, Tech, Bloomberg, Instacart, Accel, Sweeney, Ramesh, Ryan Sweeney


Apple's Filings in Epic Games Case Argue It Has Reduced Industry Commissions, While Third-Party App Stores Would Compromise Privacy and Security

Prior to its upcoming bench trial with Epic Games, Apple filed hundreds of pages of documents covering findings of fact, which include some interesting and previously unknown tidbits about ‌Epic Games‌. ‌Epic Games‌ planned its rebellion against Apple for at least two years ahead of when it opted to brazenly violate Apple's App Store rules, with Apple's ‌App Store‌ fees at the heart of the dispute. Epic is of the opinion that it should not have to pay Apple a 30 percent cut to distribute apps...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Epic, Tim Cook, App Store, Epic Games, Sweeney, Tim Sweeney, Scott Forstall, Epic Games vs. Apple, Epic Games Apple, Store Epic, Microsoft Former Apple


Fortnite-maker Epic completes $1B funding round

How much is Epic Games worth? Well, we’ve long ago surpasses the realm of dollar figures regular humans can contextualize. With its latest round, the gamer hits an equity valuation of $28.7 billion. Yes, “b” for “billion.” That’s a lot of micro-transactions. Time to start talking metaverse! Best known for the wildly successful battle royale title, Fortnite, Epic just announced another $1 billion funding round, featuring a $200 million Sony Group Corporation investment. The rest of the list is, p...
Tags: Gaming, Funding, Tech, Epic, Sony, Epic Games, Sweeney, Tim Sweeney, Franklin Templeton, Fortnite, Fortnite Rocket League, Epic Games Store, Luxor Capital, Sony Group Corporation, Ontario Teachers ' Pension Plan Board BlackRock, Park West KKR


Sweeney represents transfer of former corporate hdqtrs. of Benny’s Stores

Smithfield, RI Thomas Sweeney, SIOR of Sweeney Real Estate & Appraisal represented Esmond Realty Corporation &a...
Tags: Radio, Benny, Sweeney, Thomas Sweeney, Smithfield, Sweeney Real Estate Appraisal, Esmond Realty Corporation