After the publisher of Fortnite , Facebook censures also the commissions approval - The Point

Facebook was added on Friday, August 14, to the list of companies that accuse Apple of his inflexibility on the boards of its applications platform, while the g

After the publisher of  Fortnite , Facebook censures also the commissions approval - The Point

Facebook was added on Friday, August 14, to the list of companies that accuse Apple of his inflexibility on the boards of its applications platform, while the giant social network is launching a new tool to organize events and pay online. In 20 countries, SMES can now also offer cooking classes, yoga and other types of videoconferences, via their page Facebook, for a price that they are free to set up.

The group from california has promised not to earn commission on these events for at least a year. The organizers will receive all of the amounts collected... if they use a computer or a mobile device running Android, the Google operating system.

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" We have asked Apple to reduce its tax of 30 % of the App Store [the app store on the devices of the brand, ED's note], or we can provide [our payment system] Facebook Pay, in order to absorb all the costs of the enterprises in difficulty during the Covid-19 ", said Fidji Simo, a vice-president in charge of the application Facebook, in a statement released Friday. "Unfortunately, they have denied our two queries and SMES will only receive 70 % of their hard-earned money ", she added.

Epic Games is pursuing Apple and Google

The new tomb, then, that Epic Games just getting started in a tussle with apple. The editor of the ultra-popular video game, Fortnite, was installed Thursday as a mode of payment alternative, which allows players to save money by bypassing the integrated systems by default, and mandatory. Contractually, the developer must pay to download platforms apps, the App Store and the Google Play Store, mainly, a commission of 30 % on transactions of users.

Apple and Google have removed immediately Fortnite of their app stores... And Epic Games with the sues, accusing them of anti-competitive practices. The studio is asking the court to force Apple to change its rules to all application developers.

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The manufacturer of the iPhone is in the crosshairs of many regulators and publishers of applications, such as Spotify, which challenge the influence of the society on the App Store, the gateway to download the applications on its popular devices, from smartphones to tablets. Apple has defended itself against similar attacks in the past, explaining that the commissions were used to protect the apps and their users from hackers and scammers. Its percentage can be lowered to 15 % from the second year for some subscriptions.

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Updated Date: 15 August 2020, 02:33

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