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

Google just booted "Fortnite" from the Play Store, hours after Apple banned it from the iPhone and iPad App Store (GOOGL)

Epic Games After being booted from the Apple App Store, Fortnite has no.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 14th, 2020

Fortnite creator Epic Games just caved by putting its game on the Google Play Store for the first time ever – but it"s not too happy about it

Epic Games Epic Games has released Fortnite on the Google Play Store, though it's been available for Android users via Epic's own storefront for 18.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 21st, 2020

Epic Games rolls out "Fortnite" on Google Play Store, Verge reports

See the rest of the story here. provides the latest financial news as it breaks. Known as a leader in market intelligence, The Fl.....»»

Category: blogSource: theflyonthewallApr 21st, 2020

"Fortnite" is finally coming to the Play Store and its creator Epic wants to break how Google taxes apps in the process

Epic Games is submitting "Fortnite" to the Google Play Store, but is demanding an exemption from the 30% tax on in-app purchases Goog.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderDec 10th, 2019

‘Fortnite’ for Android Will Skip the Play Store. Should Google Be Worried?

A huge number of users are about to be introduced to the world outside Google's ecosystem. Epic Games, makers of the uber-popular Fortnite: Battle Royale, have confirmed that the game's.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneAug 5th, 2018

Epic Calls Google ‘Irresponsible’ For Exposing Fortnite Android Bug Early

Epic Games earlier ditched the Google Play Store by launching the Fortnite Android Installer, and now, Google publicly disclosed a major flaw in the Fortnite installer app. Whether or not there is a connection between the two is not know.....»»

Category: blogSource: valuewalkAug 27th, 2018

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

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

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

Epic Games sues Apple and Google, alleges "monopolistic practices"

Cary video game giant Epic Games is suing both Apple and Google, accusing the technology firms of being monopolies when it comes to distributing apps. First, Epic filed a complaint against Apple after being removed from its App Store. “Apple im.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 14th, 2020

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

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

Tinder is now bypassing the Play Store on Android

Match Group joins Fortnite maker Epic Games.....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJul 20th, 2019

Epic Games Is Exploiting a Loophole in Google"s Mobile Ecosystem

The Fortnite publisher offers fellow game developers more lucrative terms in its new app store......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsJan 5th, 2019

Microsoft and the creator of "Fortnite" have formed an alliance that could put a ton of pressure on Apple and Google (MSFT)

Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images Microsoft has said that it will allow anybody to open an app store for its new HoloLens 2 headset. The plan has already won over a former critic: Epic Games CEO.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderFeb 24th, 2019

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

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

‘Fortnite’ launches Marvel’s ‘Nexus War,’ but not on Apple devices

Epic Games Inc. launched Wolverine and Dr. Doom into “Fortnite” on Thursday, but fans of the popular videogame who play on Apple and Android devices may not know it......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchAug 27th, 2020