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Documents show that Apple gave Amazon special treatment to bring Prime Video to the App Store

During a hearing before the house’s anti-trust subcommittee on Wednesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook stated that “we apply the rules equally to all developers” when it comes to the App Store. However, the subcommittee’s investigation shows that Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president, offered Amazon a unique deal in 2016: Apple would only charge a 15 percent fee for subscriptions …

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Emails show that Mark Zuckerberg feared that app startups would set up faster than Facebook in 2012

Newly published emails from April 2012 show that Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg and other executives were frustrated by slow internal prototypes and were weighing the benefits of fast copying and iterating on smaller apps like Pinterest. A chain of messages begins with Zuckerberg telling a meeting with the founders of the Chinese social networking app Renren. “In China there is …

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Twitch helps build an esport league for HBCUs

Twitch works with Cxmmunity. The company announced Thursday that it is a non-profit organization that aims to increase minority youth participation in esports and games to create an esports league for historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Students at HBCUs will receive grants and educational support through the Twitch Student program, and Twitch will help schools expand their esport programs. …

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An unprecedented Nintendo leak is becoming a moral dilemma for archivists

Last week, Nintendo fans resembled digital archaeologists. After a massive loss of source code and other internal documents – appropriately referred to as Gigaleak – previously unknown details have steadily come out of the company’s greatest games. Those who rummage through the code have discovered a new one Game change Villagers, early prototypes for games like Pokémon Diamond, cut out …

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The Weeknd will perform in a virtual TikTok concert on August 7th

On August 7th at 8:30 p.m. ET, TikTok will host a virtual live concert from The Weeknd, where he will perform a number of tracks from his latest album. After business hours, announced the social network today. Instead of appearing personally like a typical TikTok video or its previous live streaming music events, The Weeknd is represented by a digital …

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Riot ends sponsorship with controversial Saudi city of Neom after outcry

Less than a day after the announcement that the controversial Saudi megacity Neom was a major sponsor of the League of legends European Championship has reversed Riot’s decision. The news comes after fans, LEC employees, and Riot employees criticized the decision, mainly due to the long history of human rights violations by the Saudi government that spanned the creation of …

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Motorola Edge Test: A more accessible flagship

Earlier this year, Motorola returned to the flagship phone world with the Motorola Edge Plus, a $ 999 smartphone designed for premium phones like the Galaxy S20 Ultra or OnePlus 8 Pro. And now follows the Motorola Edge, a cheaper, less powerful version that promises sub-flagship features at a $ 699 sub-flagship price. I already talked a lot about the …

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