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August 18, 2020, 9:35 AM

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@epicnewsroom:
Epic Games says Apple informed it that all of Epic's developer accounts will be terminated on August 28; Epic has asked a court to issue a restraining order  —  Apple removed Fortnite from the App Store and has informed Epic that on Friday, August 28 Apple will terminate all our developer accounts and cut Epic off from iOS and Mac development tools. We are asking the court to stop this retaliation. Details here: https://cdn2.unrealengine.com/ ...
Mike Minotti / VentureBeat:
Epic says that Apple's move to revoke its permission to develop tools for iOS and Mac would prevent its popular Unreal Engine from working on Apple platforms  —  Epic went after Apple, and now the tech giant strikes back.  Epic Games revealed on Twitter that Apple is revoking Epic's permissions …
Sam Byford / The Verge:
Apple says “the problem Epic has created for itself is one that can easily be remedied” if they revert to comply with the guidelines they agreed to  —  “The problem Epic has created for itself is one that can easily be remedied.”  —  Apple has responded to Epic Games' latest salvo …
The Information:
Sources: Epic has reached out to other tech companies, including Spotify, about forming a coalition of companies critical of Apple's App Store policies  —  Epic Games, the videogame maker that started a daring legal brawl with Apple last week, is hoping to organize wider opposition to the tech giant.
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
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Nathan Crooks / Bloomberg:
Sebastian Herrera / Wall Street Journal:
Amazon says it is expanding physical offices and adding 3,500 corporate employees in six major cities, including 2,000 jobs in New York City  —  The e-commerce giant says it is adding 3,500 employees in six major cities, including 2,000 jobs in New York City
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple launches its first bundle for TV+ subscribers, letting US users subscribe to CBS All Access and Showtime for $9.99 per month via Apple TV channels  —  Apple has today launched its first bundle partnership for Apple TV+ subscribers.  With an active Apple TV+ subscription …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Memo: Apple says it is expanding the time period when customers in US and Canada can subscribe to AppleCare+ from 60 days to a year from product purchase  —  - CEO Cook said Covid-19 pandemic curbed demand for warranty  — Purchase window extended to up to a year from device purchase

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