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Microsoft thumbs its nose at Apple with new “app fairness” policy

Enlarge / Microsoft sign at the entrance of their Silicon Valley campus in Mountain View, California. Nicolas McComber | Getty Images Microsoft this week adopted a whole slew of “fairness principles” for its Windows app store. The list of principles does look like a decent set of guidelines for both consumers and developers—but it also …

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BuySellVouchers Indirectly Gives the Opportunity To Shop in the Popular Retail Chains With Bitcoin

It is looking like good times in the retail industry as BuySellVouchers gives a solution that allows users of the platform to shop in the most popular retail chains with cryptocurrency. The innovative solution from one of the leading online marketplaces for digital goods allows shoppers to purchase gift cards of major retail shops using …

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Microsoft says Apple’s game streaming policy will lead to ‘a bad experience’

Peter Summers via Getty Images Earlier today, Apple revised its App Store guidelines to give companies such as Microsoft and Google a way to offer their video game streaming platforms on iOS, but did so with a major caveat. Apple said those companies could release catalog-style apps that collect and link to games iOS users would have …

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Epic Games asks a court to make Apple put ‘Fortnite’ back in the App Store

CHRIS DELMAS via Getty Images In the latest development of the legal battle between Apple and Epic Games, the Fortnite developer announced it has filed for a preliminary injunction that would put its game back in the app store and restore its developer account. Today we asked the Court to stop Apple’s retaliation against Epic …

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Today, Apple made changes to its app review process to save face with devs

Here’s where developers can request changes to App Store review guidelines. Samuel Axon At the top of the page, developers select this option from a number of others, since this is a general contact form for the review team. Samuel Axon From there, developers pick the specific part of the app guidelines they want to …

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Apple won’t force WordPress to offer in-app purchases

Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images Apple’s row with WordPress over in-app purchases is over almost as soon as it began. WordPress creator Matt Mullenweg has revealed that Apple “re-reviewed” the WordPress iOS app and determined that it doesn’t need to incorporate in-app purchases. Mullenweg vowed that his team would do its best to honor the …

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Apple apparently blocked WordPress app updates to force IAP support

Hoch Zwei via Getty Images In yet another example of Apple’s increasingly-strained relationship with developers, WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg tweeted that the free WordPress app on iOS hadn’t seen updates for a while because “we were locked by App Store.” According to his tweet, there was no way for the company to issue updates or …

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Disney+ will allow in-app ‘Mulan’ purchases via Apple, Google and Roku

Once Disney made the decision to release Mulan on Disney+ at the same time it opens in some theaters, part of the math involved how much revenue it can keep this way, as opposed to splitting the box office with movie theaters. As it turns out, it will split the $30 price with some platform …

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Facebook is the latest tech giant to blast Apple’s ‘App Store tax’

Stephen Lam / Reuters Facebook has become the latest company to rally against Apple’s fees for in-app purchases. The social network announced a new update, aimed at small businesses, which will allow companies to charge for online events.  With the update, which was first previewed in April, business owners could plan an online event, like …

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Google pulled ‘Fortnite’ from the Play Store on Android

Chesnot via Getty Images Just hours after Apple pulled Fortnite from the App Store, it appears Google has followed suit in its Play Store. Epic Games updated its blockbuster title with an in-app option that included a discount if players pay them directly. This goes against the policies of both stores, however on Android, at …

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