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'Free Fortnite': Epic Games sues Apple and Google over app store ban

1 month ago   |   By Evening Standard

Epic Games has accused Apple of 'becoming what it once railed against'
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Apple and Google pull Fortnite from app stores, Epic Game sues - CNET

1 month ago   |   By CNET

Fortnite maker Epic is now suing both Apple and Google after the tech giants removed the game from their digital marketplaces.
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Fortnite maker Epic Games just set an antitrust trap for Apple, and Tim Cook walked right into it

Fortnite maker Epic Games just set an antitrust trap for Apple, and Tim Cook walked right into it

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Apple on Thursday removed the popular game Fortnite from its App Store, and in doing so, fell right into the trap set by Fortnite's maker, Epic Games.
Epic set its snare by intentionally breaking one of Apple's rules, offering Fortnite players an alternative way to pay for its virtual currency than through the App Store.
Apple's response of banning Fortnite is likely to help Epic win public relations battle - and served as a case in point for the lawsuit it immediately filed charging the iPhone maker with anticompetitive behavior.
The way Apple runs the App Store has come under increasing...
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Epic Games is suing Google over its decision to boot 'Fortnite' from the Play Store

Epic Games is suing Google over its decision to boot 'Fortnite' from the Play Store

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Epic Games, developer of the popular video game 'Fortnite,' filed a lawsuit Thursday against Google, claiming its app store policies are anticompetitive.
Google kicked 'Fortnite' out of its Play Store after Epic bypassed its ban on in-app purchases that don't use Google's own payment systems.
Epic and other app developers have argued that the policy constitutes monopolistic behavior by unfairly advantaging Google.
Epic also filed a lawsuit against Apple earlier on Thursday over its decision to boot 'Fortnite' from the company's App Store on similar grounds.
Both companies' dominance in...
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All the Easter eggs hidden in 'Nineteen Eighty-Fortnite,' the clever video Epic Games made to taunt Apple amid their heated battle over App Store rules

All the Easter eggs hidden in 'Nineteen Eighty-Fortnite,' the clever video Epic Games made to taunt Apple amid their heated battle over App Store rules

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Epic Games, the company behind "Fortnite," released a video on Thursday that parodies Apple's famous "1984" television ad.
Titled "Nineteen Eighty-Fortnite," the Epic Games video contains multiple Easter eggs taking swipes at Apple, the company's rigid App Store rules and at CEO Tim Cook. Details in the video also reveal Epic's carefully orchestrated plan to escalate its battle with Apple.
Epic also filed suit against Apple on Thursday, alleging that the iPhone-maker engaged in monopolistic practices on the App Store.
Apple yanked "Fortnite" from the App Store Thursday after Epic began...
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Daniel Cameron on Tuesday sought to defend himself ahead of the release of records that the grand jury was shown. He has been accused by an unidentified juror of... Read more ...

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The 79-year-old said nothing as he climbed into a waiting car at Rome's Fiumicino airport on Wednesday - briefly lifting his hand towards a crowd of waiting media who had... Read more ...

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