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August 18, 2020, 2:25 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 …
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
Regardless of Epic's chances in court, every decision Apple makes favoring itself, and not society in general, is an invitation to scrutinize its power  —  Manage your Stratechery subscription.  —  Circuit Judge Consuelo M. Callahan, in last week's decision by the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit …
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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
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 …
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
Robinhood says it raised $200M Series G from D1 Capital Partners, valuing it at $11.2B, up from a $8.6B valuation it received after last month's $320M raise  —  The popular stock trading app Robinhood announced on Monday that it raised a $200 million Series G funding round from a new investor, D1 Capital Partners.
Jon Porter / The Verge:
UK government reverses course after using an algorithm to calculate high school exam results, using teacher estimates instead, following claims of serious bias  —  Protesters chanted ‘Fuck the algorithm’ outside the country's Department for Education  —  The UK has said that students …

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