Epic Games takes on Apple, Instagram fixes a safety subject and Impossible Foods raises $200 million. This is your Daily Crunch for August 13, 2020.
The large story: Apple removes Fortnite from the App Store
The controversy over Apple’s App Store insurance policies has expanded to incorporate Epic Games and its hit title Fortnite. The firm launched a direct cost possibility for its in-game foreign money on cell, main Apple to take away the app for violating App Store guidelines.
“Epic enabled a feature in its app which was not reviewed or approved by Apple, and they did so with the express intent of violating the App Store guidelines regarding in-app payments that apply to every developer who sells digital goods or services,” Apple stated.
Epic, in the meantime, stated it’s taking authorized motion in opposition to Apple, and that the sport’s elimination is “yet another example of Apple flexing its enormous power in order to impose unreasonable restraints and unlawfully maintain its 100% monopoly over the iOS In-App Payment Processing Market.”
The tech giants
Bracing for election day, Facebook rolls out voting assets to US customers — The hub will centralize election assets for U.S. customers and ideally inoculate a minimum of a few of them in opposition to the platform’s ongoing misinformation epidemic.
Instagram wasn’t eradicating images and direct messages from its servers — A safety researcher was awarded a $6,000 bug bounty payout after he discovered Instagram retained images and personal direct messages on its servers lengthy after he deleted them.
Slack and Atlassian strengthen their partnership with deeper integrations — At the core of those integrations is the flexibility to get wealthy unfurls of deep hyperlinks to Atlassian merchandise in Slack.
Startups, funding and enterprise capital
Impossible Foods gobbles up one other $200 million — Since its launch the plant-based meat firm has raised $1.5 billion from traders.
Omaze raises $30 million after increasing past movie star campaigns — The Omaze mannequin has shifted away from celebrity-centric campaigns to incorporate fundraisers providing prizes like an Airstream Caravel or a visit to the Four Seasons resort in Bora Bora.
We’re exploring the way forward for SaaS at Disrupt this yr — We’re bringing Canaan Partners’ Maha Ibrahim, Andreessen Horowitz’s David Ulevitch and Bessemer Venture Partners’ Mary D’Onofrio collectively to assist clarify how the panorama has modified.
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