The judge rejects Apple’s request to delay App Store changes.

A federal judge on Tuesday ruled that Apple cannot delay making changes to the App Store. Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California called Apple’s postponement request “fundamentally flawed”, warning that the company’s strict App Store rules are geared towards “antitrust behavior”. The judge wrote that Apple …

Google to Reduce App Store Fees for Developers to 15%

Google says it plans to reduce the cut it receives in subscription-based apps on the Play Store for devices running Android software, in final concession to regulatory pressure that questioned whether the company was overpaying developers. Inside a blog post On Thursday, Google said it will reduce subscription commissions to 15 percent for apps that …

Apple Objected to App Store Decision in Fighting Epic Games

Apple on Friday asked a federal appeals court to overturn a legal ruling that would require the tech giant to change strict App Store rules and allow app developers to notify customers about ways to pay for subscriptions and services outside of the App Store. NS The September decision followed a year-long legal battle between …

Facebook is delaying an Instagram app for users under 13.

pictureFacebook’s decision to pause the development of “Instagram Kids” came amid questions about the app’s impact on young people’s mental health.Credit…Lionel Bonaventure/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Facebook said on Monday it is pausing development of an “Instagram Kids” service that will be adapted for children 13 and under because of questions about the app’s impact …

Apple and Google Remove ‘Navalny’ Voting App in Russia

NGOs warned forcing companies to comply The combination of laws and regulations risks creating a more fragmented internet where access to information and products will depend on where people are. Companies must weigh the value of offering their services in a country like Russia, where they are seen as more independent from local technology platforms, …

How Apple’s Store Changes Can Benefit App Developers

Dan Burkhart, CEO of Recurly, a subscription management and billing platform that works with more than 2,000 companies, said that many of the app developers he regularly communicates with played with enthusiasm Friday afternoon. He said larger companies with “established momentum and notoriety” would likely benefit from being able to refer loyal customers elsewhere. Match …

Apple Should Ease Restrictions on App Developers and Judge Rules

A federal judge on Friday ordered Apple to stop restricting app developers from diverting customers to other ways to pay for their services; It’s a move that will allow companies to avoid Apple’s commission of up to 30 percent on some app sales. The order could upset the economy of a $100 billion online marketplace …

Apple Avoids Another Legal Fight With App Developers

Apple, legally settlement Announced with a group of app developers on Thursday, the company said it will allow developers to encourage customers to pay outside of their iPhone apps. The move would allow app manufacturers to avoid paying Apple commissions on their sales, and could relax developers and regulators over control over mobile apps, including …

Apple Grounds in a Strategic Withdrawal from Strict App Store Rules

The court feud with Epic, played out in a federal court in Oakland, California earlier this year, likely poses a greater threat to Apple’s App Store business. Epic wants to force the iPhone maker to allow app developers to avoid App Store commissions entirely, which would be a huge financial blow for Apple. A federal …