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Virtual Legality Episode 335

Microsoft's "Big" Moves: On Gamestop, Epic, and App Fairness

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Microsoft has been in the news quite a bit recently. But are alliances with GameStop, Epic, and the Coalition for App Fairness (against Apple), really all that significant?

Let's talk business strategy, enterprise partnership, and smoke and mirrors.

Microsoft is trying to power its dreams...in Virtual Legality.

#Micrsoft #Xbox #Epic


Discussed in this episode:

"GameStop Announces Multi-year Strategic Partnership with Microsoft"
Press Release - October 8, 2020
http://news.gamestop.com/news-releases/news-release-details/gamestop-announces-multi-year-strategic-partnership-microsoft

"Microsoft Store announces new approach to retail"
Press Release - June 26, 2020
https://news.microsoft.com/2020/06/26/microsoft-store-announces-new-approach-to-retail/

"Sony says its relationship with Microsoft is ‘deepening’ following cloud tech deal"
VGC - May 19, 2020 - Andy Robinson
https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/sony-says-its-relationship-with-microsoft-is-deepening-following-cloud-tech-deal/

"10 app store principles to promote choice, fairness and innovation"
Microsoft Blog - October 8, 2020
https://blogs.microsoft.com/on-the-issues/2020/10/08/app-store-fairness-caf-interoperability-principles/

"our vision for the future"
Coalition for App Fairness
https://appfairness.org/our-vision/

"Microsoft told employees it plans to release a browser-based app for the Xbox Game Pass streaming service next year that will get around Apple App Store rules: 'We absolutely will end up on iOS'"
Business Insider - October 8, 2020 - Ashley Stewart
https://www.businessinsider.com/microsoft-xbox-game-pass-apple-iphone-ipad-2020-10

"App Store Review Guidelines"
Apple - Updated September 11, 2020
https://developer.apple.com/app-store/review/guidelines/


"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).

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Table of Contents

Timecode Title
00:00 Introduction
00:51 On GameStop
11:14 On Epic and the Coalition for App Fairness (CAF)
32:47 Conclusion

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