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Starting next year Apple will require apps to collect explicit permission from users to track them and turn the capability off by default. Last week the tech giant revealed apps that don’t comply will be removed from the App Store. The privacy measure, which Apple calls App Tracking Transparency (ATT),

A coalition of leading French advertising organisations have filed a complaint with France’s competition regulator over Apple’s planned privacy update, which will stop apps and websites from tracking users without explicit consent. Apple announced the feature in June, revealing users would soon be able to prevent apps from accessing their

Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google have grown into “the kinds of monopolies we last saw in the era of oil barons and railroad tycoons,” abusing their dominant positions by setting pricing and rules for digital services, according to US lawmakers. The US House Judiciary Committee this week released a landmark

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) today announced an investigation into the operation of app marketplaces in Australia, citing concerns around competition and consumer protections. Google and Apple dominate app marketplaces. The former is currently engaging in a separate ugly stoush with the ACCC over the regulator’s plan to

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Apple has committed to carbon neutrality across its entire business, manufacturing supply chain, and product life cycle by 2030. The company is already carbon neutral today for its corporate emissions worldwide. This newly unveiled commitment means that by 2030, every Apple device sold will have net-zero climate impact, according to

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Consumers spent US$1.42 billion at the App Store between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, a 16 per cent increase from the previous year. Apple revealed that US$386 million was spent on New Year’s Day 2020, up 20 per cent growth from 2019, setting a new record for sales on a

Big consumer tech companies continue to dominate Interbrand’s list of the world’s most valuable brands in 2019, while B2B software vendors like Adobe, Salesforce and Microsoft are some of the fastest growing brands globally. Interbrand, which developed a methodology to put a dollar value on brand, released its annual list

Netflix fell 300,000 subscriptions short of its forecast in the US market and 200,000 short in global additions in the last quarter, missing growth targets for the second quarter in a row, according to Q3 results released overnight. The company has downgraded its forecast for total subscriber adds in 2019

This year, the world’s four most valuable companies — Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, and Alphabet — all signalled a new or renewed push into gaming. The tech giants all want a bigger share of what market researcher NewZoo says is a $US152 billion gaming market, currently growing at 9.6 per cent

Ongoing reputational scandals around data usage, privacy and transparency have impacted Facebook, Google and Apple brand trust measures globally, how do Australians feel about this issue? Brand trust is becoming a bigger issue for the large tech players with latest research showing they are not immune to reputational damage from