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August 17, 2020, 11:15 PM

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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 …
@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/ ...
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 …
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.
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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 …
Stephen Nellis / Reuters:
Apple expands its independent repair shop program to Macs, after it debuted last year for iPhones only  —  (Reuters) - Apple Inc said on Monday it had expanded a program that provides parts and training to independent repair shops to cover its Mac computers.
Nathan Crooks / Bloomberg:
TikTok starts a Twitter account and website, aggregating positive news stories, to “set the record straight” about “misinformation” regarding TikTok  —  TikTok said Monday that it started a website and Twitter account to address what it called rumors in real time …
Brent Kendall / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: some staffers at DOJ believe the timeline favored by AG Barr for an antitrust lawsuit against Google is too aggressive, as the case is not yet ready  —  Some lawyers voice concerns that case isn't ready, while senior officials believe government shouldn't hesitate to address any violations in tech space

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