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Make no mistake about it, the current case being prosecuted in the US courts may well define a big chunk of the digital economy. At the center of the battle are questions (and judgements) that define digital markets, multi-sided platforms, and who has the power. The results from this case

Apple has framed its termination of a newly-hired software engineer as protecting its inclusive workplace culture — an action that raises as many questions as it answers. Antonio García Martínez was reportedly hired to work in Apple’s advertising team, which would make sense given his previous work history as a

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Apple will shortly flick the “go” switch on iOS 14.5, ushering in a dramatic reduction in the number of iOS devices sharing valuable data with advertisers. Users are increasingly privacy-conscious these days — a trend Apple has recognised and shifted to take advantage. The change is a long-anticipated update that

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