Day: June 17, 2020

How Apple is making the antitrust case in opposition to it stronger
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How Apple is making the antitrust case in opposition to it stronger

I. Say your company makes a new email platform. In 2020, that means building not just a website but also an app — several of them, actually. You’ll probably want clients for Mac and Windows, iOS and Android, the open web, and — if you’re showing off — Linux. In some of these places, like…

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Apple’s App Store polices are snide, but its interpretation and enforcement is worse
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Apple’s App Store polices are snide, but its interpretation and enforcement is worse

I started this morning all riled up and ready to write a newsletter about how Google is using its market power in one segment — Gmail — to give itself a potentially unfair advantage in another segment: video conferencing. That was the plan, but then Apple decided to use its market power in one segment…

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How Lego’s Mario devices ship the magic of Nintendo to existence
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How Lego’s Mario devices ship the magic of Nintendo to existence

Mario is making the jump from the digital worlds of the Mushroom Kingdom to a new — but fitting — collaboration with Lego that lets players build their own IRL Super Mario levels. I’ve had the chance to try out the first sets, which are a fun spin on both the classic Mario and Lego…

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