Thirteen software and media companies, including Epic Games, Spotify, and ProtonMail have founded an advocacy group to push back against tech platform gatekeepers, primarily Apple. The Coalition for App Fairness, a nonprofit launched on Thursday, intends to lobby for changes in tech platform policies, largely focused on reforming the regime Apple imposes on iOS developers.
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European Union (EU) antitrust regulators have extended their investigation into Alphabet unit Google’s fitness tracker maker Fitbit to December 23, the European Commission said on Wednesday. The EU competition enforcer last month kicked off a full-scale probe into the deal, saying Google’s pledge not to use Fitbit’s data for advertising purposes was insufficient to address competition
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Web developers resent having to deal with Microsoft Internet Explorer and Apple Safari, which they cite among their top three pain points, alongside layout and styling inconsistencies among browsers. This finding comes from the Mozilla Developer Network’s 2020 Browser Compatibility Report [PDF], a survey of web development concerns culled from 1,429 responses out of 3,236
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Mi TV Master “Supreme Commemorative Edition” (translated) launch has been teased by Xiaomi for September 28 in China. The development was shared on Chinese micro blogging website, Weibo. Xiaomi has not shared most of the specifications for the TV, but the poster mentions 8K resolution and 5G connectivity. There is no information on the size
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Reposting a story on Instagram lets you share other peoples’ posts as your own. You can do this for photos and videos in which you’ve been mentioned or not, and in this article we are going to give you two methods that let you do so. Besides telling you how to repost an Instagram story,
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The legislative dance around a federal data privacy law continued on Wednesday at a Congressional hearing where a range of former FTC officials and California’s Attorney General were quizzed on how to make it a reality. Even the title of the Senate’s commerce committee hearing indicated how many times around the roundabout this effort has
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Chinese telecom giant Huawei said on Wednesday its supply chain was under attack from the United States and called on Washington to reconsider its trade restrictions which were hurting suppliers globally. The world’s biggest maker of mobile telecommunications equipment and smartphones is under pressure from US trade curbs designed to choke Huawei’s access to commercially
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Lenovo is expanding pre-installed Linux support to more of its machines in a bid to court the sizable developer pound. Available globally, punters will be able to order roughly 30 different models of PCs across the ThinkStation and ThinkPad lines that come with Ubuntu pre-installed. All devices will come with the latest LTS version of
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ServiceNow’s unstoppable showman CEO, Bill McDermott, has been telling anyone who will listen that the business’s “destiny” is “to become the defining enterprise software company of the 21st century”. But founder Fred Luddy either seems to have missed the memo or is not quite believing the hype. He has sold around $13.275m in ServiceNow stock
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GIF Astronomers have discovered an aurora in an unlikely place: Comet 67P. It’s the first time the phenomenon has been detected around an astronomical object that wasn’t a planet or a satellite. The space rock, officially known as 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, was studied in 2014 by the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft and its lander Philae. The
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Ignite Microsoft has been flexing its muscles in the robotic process automation (RPA) market during its current virtual shindig, promising a happy marriage between bot-building and its low-code development platform. The software giant’s Ignite 2020 conference introduced the public preview of Power Automate Desktop, which Microsoft said will allow people to automate tasks relying on
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