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Apple wins antitrust court battle with Epic Games, appeals court rules

Apple has won its antitrust-focused appeals court battle with Fortnite maker Epic Games over its App Store policies, according to the opinion issued today by the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. T

Google asks court to dismiss multiple claims in Epic Games antitrust trial

Google is hoping to speed along the resolution of its antitrust legal battle with Fortnite maker Epic Games, Match Group and state attorneys general. In a new filing, Google’s legal team is now

Epic buys Brazil-based game developer Aquiris to boost Fortnite

Epic Games is expanding its footprint in Latin America with the purchase of Aquiris, a Brazilian game company. Aquiris will become Epic Games Brasil, giving the social gaming giant a foothold in the c

Epic Games produces documents in antitrust case showing Googlers avoiding its litigation hold [Update: judge agrees]

In a new filing in Epic Games’ antitrust case against Google, lawyers for the plaintiffs have submitted a number of exhibits that attempt to demonstrate Google employees’ tendency to switc

Epic launches Unreal Editor for Fortnite, will give 40% of all revenue to creators

Epic Games announced a new system for paying creators on Fortnite, the ultra-popular, free-to-download battle royale game. Announced on Wednesday at the Game Developers Conference, Epic will now share

Employees at Epic-owned Bandcamp form union

U.S. employees at Bandcamp, an online audio distributor, have announced their formation of a union. Last year, the platform was acquired by Epic Games, the multibillion-dollar company behind games lik

The FTC finalizes Epic’s $245 million settlement over sketchy Fortnite purchases

The Federal Trade Commission slammed Epic Games with $245 million in fines this week, ordering the Fortnite developer to compensate consumers who made unwitting purchases in its digital store. The set

DoJ accuses Google of deleting chats in its antitrust investigation, similar to Fortnite’s case

In a new filing late last week, the U.S. Department of Justice alleged that Google “routinely destroyed” an entire category of written communications in its antitrust investigation against

Epic Games launches Postparty, an app for sharing Fortnite clips

Modern gaming now boasts persistent online worlds and graphics that rival reality, but sharing gameplay videos or even screenshots is still a bear for some reason. Aware of that pain point and ever ea

Fortnite on iOS and Google Play will be 18+ starting on January 30

Starting January 30, v13.40 of Fortnite on iOS and Google Play will become unavailable to players under 18, Epic Games has announced. Although Fortnite was removed from the iOS, macOS and Google Play

Epic and Match’s antitrust case against Google heads to jury trial on November 6

A date has been set for a trial by jury in a significant antitrust case against Google involving its alleged abuses of power in the Android app market. Fortnite maker Epic Games and dating app giant M

FTC fines Fortnite maker Epic Games $520M over children’s privacy and item shop charges

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Monday morning it will charge Epic Games with a $520 million settlement over charges related to children’s privacy. Epic Games, which makes popular a

Fortnite and MrBeast will give away $1 million in a pop-up game challenge

The world’s most popular YouTuber is taking over a corner of Fortnite and somebody will walk away with $1 million. Jimmy Donaldson, better known by the handle MrBeast, is partnering with Epic Ga

The Epic Games-Apple antitrust battle resumes today in appeals court

Apple’s antitrust battle against Fortnite maker Epic Games is returning to the courtroom after both sides appealed last year’s ruling in a potentially precedent-setting case over Apple&#82

Epic Games and Match look to expand their antitrust claims against Google

Epic Games and Match Group are looking to fortify their antitrust lawsuits against Google by adding new counts to their initial complaint, filed last year, which illustrate the lengths Google supposed

Backed by Epic Games, distributed computing startup Hadean nabs $30M to build metaverse infrastructure

Hadean, a U.K.-based distributed, spatial computing startup that’s setting out to build the infrastructure for the burgeoning metaverse, has closed a $30 million Series A round of funding from a

US Department of Justice can join arguments in Apple-Epic antitrust trial, court rules

The U.S. Department of Justice has been granted time to present its own oral arguments during the upcoming Apple v. Epic Games appeal, along with the State of California. On Friday, U.S. Dept. of Just

This Week in Apps: Twitter’s edit button, BeReal clones, Trump’s Truth Social gets blocked

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. Global app spending reached $65 billion in th

Justice Department in early stages of filing an antitrust lawsuit against Apple, says report

The U.S. Department of Justice is in the early stages of drafting an antitrust lawsuit against Apple, according to sources cited by Politico in a report released just ahead of the weekend. While the n

US Southeast surges ahead as other regions see VC funding decline

There are bright spots in U.S. VC investing, one of which being the Southeast region, which is on track for its best year yet.
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