Showing: 1 - 8 of 8 RESULTS

Epic loses court bid to force Apple to reinstate Fortnite in the App Store

A federal judge denied a request from Epic Games to force Apple to reinstate Epic’s Fortnite game on the App Store while awaiting the results of an antitrust lawsuit.

U.S. District Court judge Yvonne Gonzales Rogers also ruled in favor of Epic, permanently granting a prior temporary order that stops Apple from retaliating against Epic by removing support for Epic’s Unreal Engine.

The antitrust lawsuit began August 13 when Epic announced a discount policy and direct payment mechanism for Fortnite that Apple and Google said violated their respective terms of service. Epic CEO Tim Sweeney has long argued that the 30% commissions the big companies take of every game transaction is unfair and that Epic should be able to directly sell its in-app goods to players for lower prices. Epic only charges 12% as a fee for developers in its own store.

After Epic modified the iOS version of Fortnite

Read More

Epic Games loses again on restoring ‘Fortnite’ to Apple Store

Epic Games Inc. failed again to force Apple Inc. to put “Fortnite” back in the mobile app store while the game developer pursues its antitrust claims against the iPhone maker.

A federal judge in Oakland on Friday rejected Epic’s bid for a preliminary injunction that would have required Apple to reinstate the battle royal video game in the app store. Apple had removed “Fortnite” in August after Epic set up a direct-pay option for in-game purchases that circumvented Apple’s pay system.

It’s Epic’s second setback in its lawsuit alleging that Apple runs its mobile app store as an illegal monopoly because developers are barred from making their iPhone and iPad apps available through their own websites. Instead, Apple allows downloads and payments only through its App Store, and it takes 30% of the purchase price. The case is headed for trial next year.

In a consolation for Epic, U.S. District

Read More

US judge rules Apple could bar Epic Games’s ‘Fortnite’ from App Store

  • A US judge in California ruled Friday that Apple could bar Epic Games’s “Fortnite” game from its App Store, but the tech company must not harm Epic’s developer tools business.
  • “The Court maintains its findings from the temporary restraining order and hereby grants in part and denies in part Epic Games’ motion for a preliminary injunction,” District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers ruled.
  • Last month, Epic Games had filed for a preliminary injunction that would put its game back in the App Store and restore its developer account after Apple terminated Epic Games’ account on its App Store.
  • Epic sued Apple in August alleging anticompetitive behavior. The lawsuit came after Epic rolled out its own payment system in the popular Fortnite video game.
  • Apple does not allow such alternative payment systems and removed Fortnite from the App Store and threatened to terminate Epic’s developer accounts, which would have affected Epic’s other
Read More

Epic Games Loses Again on Restoring Fortnite to Apple Store

(Bloomberg) — Epic Games Inc. failed again to force Apple Inc. to put Fortnite back in its App Store while the game developer pursues its antitrust claims against the iPhone maker.



a hand holding a cell phone: The Epic Games Inc. Fortnite: Battle Royale video game is seen in the App Store on an Apple Inc. iPhone displayed for a photograph in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, May 10, 2018. Fortnite, the hit game that's denting the stock prices of video-game makers after signing up 45 million players, didn't really take off until it became free and a free-for-all.


© Bloomberg
The Epic Games Inc. Fortnite: Battle Royale video game is seen in the App Store on an Apple Inc. iPhone displayed for a photograph in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, May 10, 2018. Fortnite, the hit game that’s denting the stock prices of video-game makers after signing up 45 million players, didn’t really take off until it became free and a free-for-all.

A federal judge in Oakland, California, on Friday rejected Epic’s bid for a preliminary injunction that would have required Apple to reinstate the battle royale video game in the App Store — and allowed Epic to use its own payment option. Apple had removed Fortnite in August after Epic set up a direct-pay option for

Read More

U.S. judge rules Apple could bar Epic Games’s ‘Fortnite’ from App Store

(Reuters) – A federal judge in California on Friday ruled in an injunction request that Apple Inc AAPL.O could bar Epic Games’s “Fortnite” game from its App Store but must not harm Epic’s developer tools business, which includes the “Unreal Engine” software used by hundreds of other video games.

“The Court maintains its findings from the temporary restraining order and hereby grants in part and denies in part Epic Games’ motion for a preliminary injunction,” District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers ruled.

Epic Games and Apple were not immediately available for comment on the ruling.

Last month, Epic Games had filed for a preliminary injunction that would put its game back in the App Store and restore its developer account after the iPhone maker terminated Epic Games’ account on its App Store.

Epic sued Apple in August, claiming that the company’s 30% commission on some

Read More

With Epic Games v. Apple ongoing, a US House subcommittee calls App Store a monopoly

While Epic Games attempts to prove that Apple has violated federal antitrust law in a high-profile lawsuit, a much-anticipated report from a U.S. House subcommittee calls the iPhone maker’s App Store a monopoly that reaps “supra-natural” profits and prevents competitors from entering the market.



graphical user interface, application: Epic Games, maker of Fortnite, sued Apple for the way it distributes apps and mandates in-app fees.


© Dreamstime/Dreamstime/TNS
Epic Games, maker of Fortnite, sued Apple for the way it distributes apps and mandates in-app fees.

In court against Epic Games, Apple has fought against these labels, as Epic tries to paint the technology giant as stifling competition by not letting developers access iPhone outside of the App Store and forcing developers to use Apple’s in-app payment system, which comes with a 30% fee.

Loading...

Load Error

The report, released Tuesday afternoon from the House subcommittee on antitrust, commercial and administrative law, looked at the market power of Apple, Google, Amazon and Facebook.

Epic sued Apple for the way it distributes apps and mandates

Read More

With Epic Games v. Apple ongoing, a U.S. House subcommittee calls App Store a monopoly

While Epic Games attempts to prove that Apple has violated federal antitrust law in a high-profile lawsuit, a much-anticipated report from a U.S. House subcommittee calls the iPhone maker’s App Store a monopoly that reaps “supra-natural” profits and prevents competitors from entering the market.

Loading...

Load Error

In court against Epic Games, Apple has fought against these labels, as Epic tries to paint the technology giant as stifling competition by not letting developers access iPhone outside of the App Store and forcing developers to use Apple’s in-app payment system, which comes with a 30% fee.

The report, released Tuesday afternoon from the House subcommittee on antitrust, commercial and administrative law, looked at the market power of Apple, Google, Amazon and Facebook.

Epic sued Apple for the way it distributes apps and mandates in-app fees, after its popular game Fortnite was kicked off the App Store for installing a payment system that

Read More

Bed Bath & Beyond Is on the Verge of an Epic Comeback

Against that backdrop, the latest quarterly earnings results from Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. stand out, because they show the long-suffering home goods chain to be in comeback mode. 

Bed Bath & Beyond, which also owns stores such as Buybuy Baby and World Market, reported on Thursday that comparable sales rose 6% in the three months ended in August from a year earlier, its first gain on that measure since the end of 2016. Executives said on a conference call that the trend continued into September, suggesting the company is sustaining momentum as the crucial holiday season approaches. Despite recording a 89% increase in digital sales — which can crimp profitability because of shipping costs — the retailer managed to deliver a higher adjusted gross margin than a year ago. The improvements sent shares soaring more than 30% on Thursday morning.   

Bed Bath & Beyond is certainly benefitting from factors

Read More