"Epic vs Apple" has finally arrived and as Tim Sweeney now famously said we're in for some "fireworks"!
On day four of the trial, Apple finally feels the spotlight of the witness stand as Apple App Store VP Matthew Fischer is asked about everything App Store, from guidelines to Apple's (lack of) studies on consumer spending. Oh, and Roblox somehow gets involved.
It's grilled Apple time (Yum!)...in Virtual Legality.
#Epic #Apple #Lawsuit
Discussed in this episode:
"An Antitrust Epic"
YouTube Playlist - Hoeg Law
"Epic v Apple: Opening Salvos (Days 1 and 2) (VL460)"
YouTube Video - May 4, 2021 - Hoeg Law
"Tim Sweeney getting angry at Apple in 2018"
Tweet - May 6, 2021 -Tom Warren
"Investigation of Competition in Digital Markets"
Majority Staff Report - Subcommittee on Antitrust, US House of Representatives
"Day 4 of Epic v. Apple..."
Twitter Thread - May 6, 2021 - Adi Robertson
"Here are Apple’s and Epic’s full slideshows arguing why they should win at trial"
The Verge - May 3, 2021
Epic v Apple Preliminary Injunction Order
October 9, 2020
"Important testimony coming up in Epic v. Apple Day 4..."
Twitter Thread - May 6, 2021 - Nick Statt
"App Store Review Guidelines"
Updated February 1, 2021
Microsoft Store Webpage
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PODCAST VERSIONS ALSO AVAILABLE
|01:04||Selling Search Functions (US House)|
|05:25||Understanding the Closed Xbox Argument (Verge)|
|08:27||Day 4 Live Tweets (Adi Robertson)|
|09:36||Payments and Project Liberty|
|19:01||Apple Exec Grilled (Matthew Fischer)|
|21:52||Back to Selling Search|
|22:57||Monopoly Stickiness (Lack of Studies)|
|27:47||A Parade of Unhappy Developers|
|32:01||Is Apple Arcade a Store?|
|33:29||Third Parties and Security|
|35:20||Treatment of Business Partners|
|47:07||What is a Roblox?|
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