• Apple vs Epic may go to jury; Google finally speaks on Fortnite ban

    20 days ago - By The Next Web

    You thought the Apple vs Epic Games battle had cooled, or maybe blown over? You thought wrong. Now not only might the case have to go before the jury, but Google's finally breaking its silence. So sit down, grab a bubbly beverage and a plate of nachos, because the show is back on. Today was the first day of the case in court, for a hearing. Everything up to now has been the two companies sniping at each other in legal filings, but now the two companies had to present themselves to Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers. In summary,...
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  • Apple and Epic's big anti-trust showdown likely to take place next summer

    Apple and Epic's big anti-trust showdown likely to take place next summer

    20 days ago - By Gamasutra

    A California Judge suggested the case be handled by a jury, but has yet to budge on her previous ruling that Apple is within its rights to ban Fortnite from the App Store. ...
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  • Apple and Epic Games Spar Over Returning Fortnite to the App Store

    Apple and Epic Games Spar Over Returning Fortnite to the App Store

    20 days ago - By NY Times

    The two companies argued in federal court over Apple's power over apps, as their fight heads to trial next year.
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  • Google updates Play Store policy with striking similarities to App Store

    Google updates Play Store policy with striking similarities to App Store

    21 days ago - By MobileSyrup

    As Apple and Epic Games continue to duke it out over the iPhone maker's 30 percent cut of in-app purchases, Google has released a plan to appease all parties on its platform, but it doesn't go far enough.
    To start, Android has always allowed people to download apps from third-party sources like the broader internet and Samsung's App Gallery. However, beginning with Android 12 next year, Google plans to make it easier for Android users to add more app stores to their phones.
    The company didn't say much more than that, however. This tactic is the opposite of Apple's approach, which only...
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  • Apple Vs. Epic May Go To Trial Next Year, Judge Says Epic "Lied" About Fortnite Change

    21 days ago - By GameSpot

    The ongoing legal tensions between Apple and Epic had a day in virtual court. The current situation hasn't changed in any notable ways yet-Apple's ban on Fortnite will continue for the time being-but it was overall a difficult day for Epic and set the stage for the case to be heard next July. CNET reports that California Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers upheld the ban and said the companies will hear from her in writing. She recommended a trial by jury, but that next step will be up to Apple or Epic to request. She noted that her courtroom is "just a stepping stone" toward the likely...
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