Shopify is lowering fees for developers, which makes sense given it is operating an app store, the Internet’s most powerful business model.
The Windows 11 announcement was fun and interesting, but there is a reason that Windows is no longer the center of Microsoft’s business.
Apple and Google had a difficult time defending their App Store policies in the face of developer complaints and a well-informed committee.
Google reduces App Store fees to 15%; its approach makes more sense than Apple’s, because it acts like the tax it is. Plus, Chinese companies skirt Apple’s rules.
More on what makes Roblox unique, and why App Store fees are ever more difficult to justify.
Roblox is something new and interesting that abstracts away the platforms underneath it.
AppLovin’s IPO and recent acquisitions are another example of how Apple’s policies will give the edge to big players.
The actions taken by Big Tech have a resonance that goes beyond the context of domestic U.S. politics. Even if they were right, they will still push the world to Internet 3.0.
Facebook and Twitter ban Trump; Apple, Google, and Amazon ban Parler; this wasn’t an ideal solution, but it was a uniquely American one.
The Justice Department’s lawsuit against Google is appropriately narrow, and if it fails it gives a template for Congressional action.