EU digital chief invites tech giants to discuss rules that limit their powers

The European Union’s digital chief has invited companies including Alphabet, Apple, Amazon and Facebook to video talks next week to discuss draft rules to curb their powers, an EU official said on Thursday. Tech companies and online platforms have lobbied intensively to try to blunt the proposed regulatory rules, which the Internal Market Commissioner Thierry… Read More EU digital chief invites tech giants to discuss rules that limit their powers

Apple to launch program to lower App Store fees for small developers

Apple Inc said on Wednesday it plans to start a program to lower its App Store commissions for software developers who make $1 million or less in proceeds each year from the store, but some of the company’s critics called the move “window dressing.” Apple takes a 30% cut of most purchases made on the… Read More Apple to launch program to lower App Store fees for small developers

Apple launches MacBook laptops with its own processors

Apple Inc on Tuesday introduced a MacBook Air notebook and other machines with its first central processor designed in-house for Macs, a move that will tie its computers and iPhones closer together technologically. The new chip, called the M1, marks a shift away from Intel Corp technology that has driven the electronic brains of Mac… Read More Apple launches MacBook laptops with its own processors

Apple places Taiwanese supplier Pegatron on probation for violation over student workers

Apple said on Monday it has put its Taiwanese supplier Pegatron on probation after finding that the company violated Apple’s supplier code of conduct by asking student employees to work night shifts or overtime. Pegatron had mis-classified student workers and falsified paperwork to disguise the violations, and in some cases also breached the code by… Read More Apple places Taiwanese supplier Pegatron on probation for violation over student workers

Apple ventures into 5G race with launch of iPhone 12 series

Apple Inc on Tuesday launched its next-generation iPhone 12, with faster 5G connectivity that the Cupertino, California company hopes will spur a wave of upgrades and keep its sales booming through the end of the year. The core of the line-up, the iPhone 12 with a 6.1-inch display, will sell for $799, while a ‘Mini’… Read More Apple ventures into 5G race with launch of iPhone 12 series

India to launch own app store as alternative to Google, Apple

India is planning to launch its own app store as an alternate to the ones offered by Apple and Alphabet-owned Google, in a bid to make the country more self-reliant, ET Now reported on Thursday, citing government sources. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government may ramp up its Mobile Seva App Store for this purpose, the… Read More India to launch own app store as alternative to Google, Apple

Apple files counter suit against Epic Games over app store dispute

Apple Inc on Tuesday filed counter claims against “Fortnite” creator Epic Games asking for lost App Store fees and other damages, and seeking an order to stop the game maker from operating its own in-app payment system. Apple and Epic have been in a legal battle since August, when the maker of the popular game… Read More Apple files counter suit against Epic Games over app store dispute