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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

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

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"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

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

Read the 2 a.m. email that Epic"s CEO sent Apple execs declaring war over "Fortnite" two months before (AAPL)

Epic Games In a new legal filing, Apple revealed that Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney sent a declaration of war to Apple CEO Tim Cook and other execs. "I'm writing to tell you that Epic wil.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 21st, 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

2 Pros Offer Their Take On The "Fortnite"-Apple Lawsuit

'Fortnite' maker Epic Games is suing Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Alphabet Inc's (NASDAQ: read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaAug 17th, 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 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

The company behind "Fortnite" is taking on Apple, Google, and Steam with its next move: a digital storefront for games (AAPL, GOOG, GOOGL)

Christian Petersen/Getty Images "Fortnite" maker Epic Games is taking on the world's biggest p.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderDec 6th, 2018

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

Judge says Apple can’t prevent ‘Fortnite’ maker from using its developer tools

A federal judge in California late Monday said that Apple Inc. couldn’t block Epic Games Inc. from accessing its developer tools but she declined to force Apple to put Epic’s popular “Fortnite” game back in the App Store......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchAug 25th, 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

Microsoft says Apple’s threat against ‘Fortnite’ maker would hurt entire videogame industry

Apple Inc.’s threat to revoke Epic Games Inc.’s developer account would have far-reaching effects harmful to the videogame industry, Microsoft Corp. said in a court filing Sunday......»»

Category: smallbizSource: nytAug 23rd, 2020

Read the 2 a.m. email that Epic"s CEO sent Apple execs declaring war over "Fortnite" (AAPL)

Epic Games Last week, the wildly popular game "Fortnite" got an update on Apple and Android smartphones that allowed players to bypass the companies' digital p.....»»

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

The creator of "Fortnite" says that Apple is threatening to revoke its ability to make iOS and Mac apps, and warns that it could cause big problems for other developers (AAPL, GOOGL)

Epic Games Last week, the wildly popular game "Fortnite" got an update on Apple and Android smartphon.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 17th, 2020

How Apple’s 30% App Store cut became a boon and a headache

Apple's 30% commission has been a primary driver of growth, and has created some of Apple’s biggest headaches, including its most recent conflict with Fortnite maker Epic Games......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 17th, 2020