Epic Games sues Apple, Google over the removal of Fortnite from their respective app stores

The civil suit against Apple seeks injunctive relief to “allow fair competition” in mobile app distribution. Epic’s grip with Apple is its monopoly control over the distribution of software and payment systems within that software.Epic Games has filed legal papers in response to Apple, read more here: https://t.co/c4sgvxQUvb

Google now forces Android phone makers to advertise Google services support

In other words, Android OEMs now have to directly specify whether they have Google Apps or not. It’s likely prompted by Huawei’s situation. In the past, all Android devices (with very few exceptions) sold in Europe and other non-Asian regions would presumably ship with the Google Play Store and Google Play Services pre-installed. Huawei, shipping […]

Does Google really want third-party app stores on Android or are they a ‘necessary evil’?

Google doesn’t charge any person or any company to use Android. Not me, not you, not Samsung. There are licensing requirements as mentioned above, though, if you want to bundle Google’s other properties and services into the software. That’s because Google knows how we use our phones and how to get more eyeballs on ads […]

How to tell Google apart from Alphabet

GV, Google Capital: Alphabet’s investment arms. GV (formerly Google Ventures) invests in startups as well as later-stage companies, whereas Google Capital exclusively pours its money into slightly more established firms that are technologically oriented. For example, GV has invested in Medium, Slack and Uber. Google Capital has invested in Cloudflare, Glassdoor and Duolingo.

Charlie Rose FIRED by CBS and PBS one day after 13 WOMEN accuse the exalted newsman of unwanted sexual advances as his co-hosts reveal their shock and horror at lewd and nude allegations

‘I feel like everyone out there is, yep, because they know this is what we do. The reason I sent him the wine and the thank you note, I believed it was better to be nice. I believed it was better not to express my anger or upset. I believed it was better to brush […]

Charles Perrault: the modern fairytale’s fairy godfather

Today’s Google’s doodle was created by the artist Sophie Diao, and shows her imagining of scenes from three of the stories Perrault collected in Les Contes de ma Mère l’Oye (Mother Goose Stories) in 1697. Cinderella is shown in her coach transformed from a pumpkin: “Being thus decked out, she got up into her coach; […]

Apple in talks for 3.5-lakh sq ft Bengaluru office for retail centre

India’s pandemic-battered commercial property leasing market is being propped up by deals in and around Bengaluru and Hyderabad, even as other big cities such as Mumbai and NCR see transactions limping back to normalcy. Apple is negotiating with builders for a 350,000 sq ft office space in Bengaluru which will serve its global markets, and […]

Apple stumbled into a war with the gaming industry, and the future of iOS is at stake

All the while, the game industry, and mobile app developers in particular, treated Apple as a benevolent dictator on iOS, not to be fought with and often in a position of absolute authority. While Fortnite maker Epic attempted to bypass Google’s Play Store by distributing the mobile version of the battle royale hit on its […]

Major Development In Durham Probe Ignored During CNN, MSNBC Primetime Coverage

CNN and MSNBC devoted little coverage Friday and Saturday to the first development in U.S. Attorney John Durham’s investigation of the origins of the Trump-Russia probe. Kevin Clinesmith, a former FBI lawyer, is expected to plead guilty to altering an email regarding former Trump aide Carter Page’s past association with the CIA.  CNN and MSNBC […]

Best laptop under $500 of 2020 in stock from HP, Lenovo, Dell and more

Sarah Tew/CNET This is essentially a Chrome version of the first Microsoft Surface Go. Like the Go, the Duet is a 10-inch tablet with a detachable keyboard and touchpad. Unlike Microsoft, though, Lenovo includes the keyboard. It also costs much less than the Go (including the new Go 2), starting at $290 for a 64GB version or […]