Mobile software

FILE - This photo combo of images shows the Amazon, Google and Facebook logos. A review into competition in the U.K.'s digital market says the country needs tough new rules to help counter the dominance of big tech giants like Facebook, Google and Amazon. The independent review published Wednesday, March 13, 2019 says global tech giants don't face enough competition and that existing rules are outdated and need to be beefed up. (AP Photo, file)
March 13, 2019 - 6:44 pm
LONDON (AP) — Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple are once again being cast as monopolies that have become too powerful for society's good, a recurring theme that's increasing the pressure to rein them in. A 150-page report commissioned by the British government depicts big digital companies in...
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FILE - This March 19, 2018, file photo shows Apple's App Store app in Baltimore. As its iPhone sales slip, Apple has been touting its growing digital-services business as the engine that will keep profits up. But there may be a catch. Apple currently pockets a generous commission on all subscriptions and other purchases made on iPhone apps. But a brewing backlash against the company’s cut, which ranges from 15 to 30 percent, could undercut the app store’s profitability just as Apple is counting on it most. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
March 06, 2019 - 9:28 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As iPhone sales slip, Apple has been positioning its booming digital-services business as its new profit engine. But there could be a snag in that plan. A brewing backlash against the rich commissions Apple earns from all purchases and subscriptions made via iPhone apps could...
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February 22, 2019 - 7:33 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Automakers Daimler and BMW say that trustworthy handling of personal data will be a key competitive advantage in their new joint venture that offers app-based services like free-floating car-sharing in big cities. The two competitors for luxury car customers said Friday...
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In this photo taken on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, Vaidas Gecevicius, who developed an app helping to match stray dogs with potential owners, poses for a picture with a dog and shows this dog's profile on the app in Vilnius, Lithuania. A group of enthusiasts have launched an app that helps match aspiring dog owners with stray dogs. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)
February 05, 2019 - 5:58 am
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — If the pooch melts your heart, swipe right. Animal lovers in Lithuania have created a mobile application inspired by the popular dating app Tinder to match up dogs in local shelters with new owners. Called GetPet, the app was launched last month and is getting hundreds of...
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FILE - This Feb. 19, 2014, file photo shows the Facebook app icon on an iPhone in New York. Facebook says Apple is restoring a key development tool that the iPhone maker disabled Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2019. Apple's earlier move followed disclosure of a Facebook program that paid users, including teens, to download a "research" app that could extensively track peoples' app and internet usage. (AP Photo/Karly Domb Sadof, File)
January 31, 2019 - 8:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook says Apple is restoring its access to a key development tool that the iPhone maker disabled Wednesday. Late Tuesday, TechCrunch reported that Facebook paid teens and other users who agreed to download an app called Facebook Research. That app could extensively track their...
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FILE - This Feb. 19, 2014, file photo shows the Facebook app icon on an iPhone in New York. Apple says it has banned a Facebook-made app that paid users, including teenagers, to extensively track their data. The app, Facebook Research, tracked people’s phone and web activity in exchange for payments. A report in the tech blog TechCrunch on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, says Facebook paid about $20 a month in exchange for people letting it track their phone activities. While Facebook says this was done with permission, the company has a history of defining “permission” loosely and obscuring what sort of data it collects. (AP Photo/Karly Domb Sadof, File)
January 30, 2019 - 7:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple says Facebook can no longer distribute an app that paid users, including teenagers, to extensively track their phone and web use. In doing so, Apple closed off Facebook's efforts to sidestep Apple's app store and its tighter rules on privacy. The tech blog TechCrunch reported...
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FILE - This March 19, 2018, file photo shows Apple's App Store app in Baltimore. Apple is at the Supreme Court to defend the way it sells apps for iPhones against claims by consumers that the company has unfairly monopolized the market. The justices are hearing arguments Monday, Nov. 26, in Apple’s effort to end an antitrust lawsuit that could force the iPhone maker to cut the 30 percent commission it charges software developers whose apps are sold exclusively through Apple’s App Store. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
November 26, 2018 - 11:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seemed ready Monday to allow a lawsuit to go forward that claims Apple has unfairly monopolized the market for the sale of iPhone apps. The court heard arguments in Apple's effort to shut down an antitrust lawsuit. Chief Justice John Roberts was alone among the...
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September 24, 2018 - 10:08 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Customer relations software company Salesforce says it will join with Apple to create new business apps exclusively for iPhone and iPad. Salesforce said Monday the partnership will focus on three areas: apps for industry and small business to improve customer relations; enabling...
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FILE - This Friday Sept. 15, 2017 file photo shows the new logo of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance during a press conference in Paris, France. Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi said Tuesday Sept. 18, 2018 that Google is teaming up with Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi to add the search giant’s Android mobile operating system to the auto alliance’s dashboard media systems. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
September 18, 2018 - 6:00 am
LONDON (AP) — Google is teaming up with Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi to add the internet giant's Android mobile operating system to the auto alliance's dashboard media systems. Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi said Tuesday that it's entering into a technology partnership with Google to embed Android-based...
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September 12, 2018 - 7:34 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is suing Google, Twitter and other companies that develop and market mobile gaming apps for children, saying the apps violate state and federal laws by collecting personal information that could compromise privacy. The lawsuit filed in federal court late Tuesday...
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