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Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Court docs show Apple offered Hulu and some other “whitelisted developers” special access to App Store APIs, like the cancel/refund API   —  Today is the fourth day of the Epic Games v. Apple legal battle, and documents shared in the trial continue to give us insight into the App Store and Apple's business practices.
May 6, 2021, 4:00 PMIn context
Patrick Howell O'Neill / MIT Technology Review:
Sources: US quietly informed Apple that a Qihoo 360 researcher's iPhone 0-day, which won China's 2018 top hacking contest, was used by China to spy on Uyghurs   —  An attack that targeted Apple devices was used to spy on China's Muslim minority—and US officials claim it was developed at the country's top hacking competition.
May 6, 2021, 10:00 AMIn context
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
As Netflix prepped limited tests to drop Apple's IAPs, Apple told Netflix these tests would “limit co-marketing opportunities, including on-store featuring”   —  New internal emails and presentation documents revealed as part of the Epic vs. Apple show how Apple attempted …
May 5, 2021, 2:20 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Apple announces “Search tab campaigns” for App Store, a new ad unit that lets developers promote apps alongside the Suggested list of results   —  At the same time as it's cracking down on the advertising businesses run by rivals, Apple is introducing a new way for developers to advertise on the App Store.
May 5, 2021, 11:05 AMIn context
Apple:
Apple awards $410M from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund to II-VI, which manufactures lasers used in Face ID and lidar scanner   —  Apple and II-VI's collaboration will support more than 700 manufacturing jobs across the US  —  CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA Apple today announced a new $410 million award …
May 5, 2021, 8:55 AMIn context
Nick Statt / Protocol:
At trial, Tim Sweeney contends that the App Store taking “30% off of the top” is an existential threat to Fortnite becoming a metaverse or platform for creators   —  Epic CEO Tim Sweeney finished his time on the stand Tuesday afternoon, during day two of the Epic v. Apple trial.
May 4, 2021, 6:00 PMIn context
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
On Day Two of the Apple vs Epic trial, Sweeney said he would have taken an exclusive App Store deal, Apple recounted Epic's praise of Apple's Metal API, more   —  The Apple vs. Epic trial continued today, with Epic CEO Tim Sweeney testifying and facing cross-examination from Apple's layers.
May 4, 2021, 3:50 PMIn context
Reuters:
Apple hires ex-Google AI scientist Samy Bengio, who left last month after colleagues' firings; sources say Bengio will lead a new AI unit under John Giannandrea   —  Apple Inc (AAPL.O) said on Monday it has hired former distinguished Google (GOOGL.O) scientist Samy Bengio …
May 3, 2021, 8:05 PMIn context
Mitchell Clark / The Verge:
Court docs: Epic's total gross revenue was $5.6B in 2018 and $4.2B in 2019, with the vast majority of revenue coming from Fortnite   —  New financial figures were revealed as part of Epic Games' antitrust case against Apple  —  After a meteoric rise to popularity in 2018 …
May 3, 2021, 5:05 PMIn context
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Epic vs. Apple trial begins with Epic attacking the App Store's “walled garden”, arguing Apple's 30% cut is monopolistic; Apple argues 30% is standard practice   —  Today marked the beginning of the highly-anticipated Apple vs. Epic trial, and things kicked off with both companies presenting their opening statements.
May 3, 2021, 5:00 PMIn context

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