Apple Relaxes App Store Payment Rules for Netflix and Others Doing Japan

Apple said on Wednesday it would relax its App Store rules that have banned companies like Netflix from providing customers with a link to create a paid account to bypass Apple’s in-app purchase commissions. It is the second award to regulators and businesses in less than a week as the iPhone maker faces legal, regulatory … Read more

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

WhatsApp for Android testing new payment shortcut, desktop users get beta program

WhatsApp for Android seems to be getting a payment shortcut in the chat bar. The new feature is initially available to beta testers in India. Separately, WhatsApp has released a beta program for WhatsApp for Desktop users to test unannounced features designed for Windows and macOS. WhatsApp for iPhone is also developing a redesigned contact … Read more

WhatsApp features payment funds to let you customize money transfers with friends and family

WhatsApp on Tuesday unveiled Payments Backgrounds in India to update the money transfer experience on its platform. The new feature aims to provide a personalized payment experience for WhatsApp users. It allows you to select a relevant background when sending money to your friends or family using WhatsApp Payments. The experience is live for Android … Read more