Google, Apple cannot force developers into payment systems, says South Korea’s newly passed bill

South Korea’s parliament on Tuesday passed a bill banning major app store operators such as Google and Apple from forcing software developers to use their payment systems, effectively preventing them from charging commissions in in-app purchases. It’s the first such constraint by big economies like Alphabet’s Apple and Google, which face global criticism for requiring … Read more

Apple closes App Store deal with small developers while waiting for Fortnite’s decision

Apple agreed on Thursday to ease App Store restrictions on small developers, settling in a class-action lawsuit while the iPhone maker awaits a decision by the same judge in a separate App Store dispute brought by the developer behind Fortnite . The settlement includes changes to the way all developers can communicate with customers, an … Read more

Apple Allows Developers to Accept Payments Outside the App Store: Explained in Seven Points

Apple announced Thursday night in the US that iOS developers will now be able to advertise alternative payment options on the App Store, which will make it easier for them to promote alternative pricing without Apple’s cut. Until now, developers had to pay a portion of all revenue generated in the App Store to Apple, … Read more

ADA Token on Cardano Blockchain becomes third-largest cryptocurrency as developers look to capitalize on DeFi boom

A little-known digital token tied to the Cardano blockchain has just become the world’s third-largest virtual currency as network developers look to capitalize on the boom in decentralized finance. With the so-called ADA cryptocurrency jumping about 50 percent just last week, optimism is growing that new tech enhancements will enable smart contracts in Cardano up … Read more