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Apple and Google just got sued by the maker of the hugely popular video game "Fortnite" over their app store policies. Here"s what you need to know about the major antitrust battle it reignited. (AAPL)

Mandel Ngan/Getty Images; Denis Balibouse/Reuters Epic Games sued Apple and Google on Thur.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 14th, 2020

Apple says "Fortnite" hype is fading, and the only reason Epic Games started a legal battle was to generate buzz

Apple says Epic Games is using a legal fight over App Store payments to "reinvigorate interest in 'Fortnite.'" "Fortnite" released a parody video spoofing Apple's famous "1984" ad. Epic Games Apple said Epic Games started a legal fight .....»»

Category: worldSource: nytSep 16th, 2020

Microsoft just joined Epic Games’ fight against Apple, with an Xbox leader arguing that banning the ‘Fortnite’ maker would hurt gamers and video game creators (MSFT, AAPL)

AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez In mid August, the wildly popular game "Fortnite" got an update on Apple and Android smartphones that allowed players to bypass app store digital payment systems: Instead of going through Apple and Google.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 23rd, 2020

Read the emails that Epic"s CEO sent Apple execs that set up the legal battle over "Fortnite" (AAPL)

Epic Games "Fortnite" maker Epic Games and Apple are embroiled in a bitter legal battle, after the developer took aim at the so-called App Store tax.  New legal d.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 21st, 2020

Apple digs in on App Store battle with "Fortnite" creator Epic Games: "We won"t make an exception for Epic" (AAPL, GOOGL)

Epic Games Last week, the wildly popular game "Fortnite" got an update on Apple and Android smartphones that allowed players to bypass Apple and Google's digital payment systems. Instead of Apple and Goo.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 18th, 2020

Apple made $360 million from "Fortnite," the online game that it"s now battling over App Store commissions (AAPL)

"Fortnite"/Epic Games via AussieAntics/YouTube Apple has made roughly $360 million in revenue over the last three years from "Fortnite," the online game now fighting Apple over its App Store fees. Epic Games, the maker.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 14th, 2020

The uproar over how "Fortnite" is being released for Android shows how much we have acquiesced to Apple"s way of doing business (AAPL, GOOGL)

Epic Games Epic Games announced Friday that it won't distribute the upcoming Android version of its "Fortnite: Battle Royale" game through Google's Play Store. The decision caused a stir, because it was so unusual and potentially opens Android "Fo.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 4th, 2018

Apple"s Epic Rebuttal: Fortnite Maker A Billion-Dollar Corporation, Not Modern Day Robinhood

The battle between Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Epic Games has escalated to new heights after the iPhone manufacturer slapped a counter-lawsuit against the game developer, read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaSep 9th, 2020

"Fortnite" players on iPhone still won"t get access to the new season, but a judge rules that Apple can"t block Epic Games from supporting its key software for game developers (AAPL)

Epic Games On August 13, t.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 25th, 2020

Apple Says Fortnite Maker Created The Epic Problem For Itself

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) fired a salvo at Epic Games Inc., saying, the troubles between the two companies — which led to the removal of developer privileges and apps of the game maker from the App Store — were of its own making, the Verge read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaAug 18th, 2020

Epic Games Says Battle Against Apple, Google A Push For "Fair Competition"

"Fortnite" developer Epic Games is suing both Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Alphabet Inc's (NASDAQ: GOOG) Google after both mobile app platforms removed the company's popular battle royale title from th read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaAug 16th, 2020

: Spotify sides with Epic Games in Apple app store battle over Fortnite

Music streaming service Spotify rushed to support Epic Games on Friday in its battle against Apple launching an attack of its own on the tech giant......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchAug 14th, 2020

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

Epic Games Apple on Thursday removed the popular game "Fortnite" from the App Store and, in doing so, fell right into the trap set by the game's maker, Epic Games. Epic.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 14th, 2020

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

Epic Games 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 intentiona.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 14th, 2020

The developer behind "Fortnite" is suing Apple after the iPhone maker yanked the game from the App Store (AAPL, GOOGL)

BARTOSZ SIEDLIK/AFP via Getty Images Epic Games has filed an injunction against Apple, claiming it engages in anticompetitive behavior through its App Store. The legal paperwork was filed after Apple pulled "Fortnite" from the App Store. The company.....»»

Category: personnelSource: nytAug 13th, 2020

The maker of "Fortnite" is now letting players bypass Apple"s and Google"s app stores, the latest escalation in an ongoing battle between the tech giants and app developers (AAPL, GOOGL)

BARTOSZ SIEDLIK/AFP via Getty Images Epic Games, the company behind "Fortnite," is offering a new way to make in-app purchases that bypasses t.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 13th, 2020

Fortnite’s creators placed a tombstone Easter egg in the game as tribute to a viral video of a doomed rescue mission

The creators of "Fortnite: Battle Royale" are known to add hidden jokes and easter eggs to the game for players to find and decode.  The latest addition to the i.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 24th, 2018

Epic Games says "Fortnite" users on iPhone have plummeted 60%, and it"s trying to force Apple to reinstate the game to the App Store

Epic Games revealed 116 million of its 350 million registered "Fortnite" users worldwide are on iOS. Epic's fight with Apple started in August. Epic Games 'Fortnite' creator Epic Games filed a new legal challenge against Apple .....»»

Category: personnelSource: nytSep 7th, 2020

Apple pulls Epic’s App Store developer account, removing all of its games beyond ‘Fortnite’

Escalating its war with Epic Games Inc., Apple Inc. on Friday canceled the videogamer’s account on the App Store......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchAug 28th, 2020

Apple and Epic Games are mired in a bitter legal battle, and "Fortnite" is in the middle of it. Here"s how Apple found itself in Epic"s crosshairs.

On August 13, Epic cut Apple out of its "Fortnite" business, so Apple cut "Fortnite" from the iPhone. Epic sued, and the case is far from over. Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an announcement of new products at the Apple Wor.....»»

Category: personnelSource: nytAug 26th, 2020