Apple v. Epic lawsuit could open door to third-party payments — led by esports

Without releasing a single game, Apple is one of the largest gaming companies in the world, simply by taking a cut of all transactions on its ubiquitous platform, the iPhone.

But what kicked off as a skirmish months ago when Apple banned Microsoft’s xCloud iOS app offering access to games outside its App Store has evolved into a legal war with Epic Games over its popular battle royale, Fortnite, and a fight to maintain its generous slice of the entire industry — one that has caught the attention of regulators in the U.S. and the European Union.

In a preliminary injunction hearing between ‌Epic Games‌ and Apple on September 28, Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California recommended that Apple and ‌Epic Games‌ consider a trial by public jury. Ultimately, Epic and Apple agreed that Epic’s claims and Apple’s counterclaims should

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Ethical shellfish and more delivered to your door through Ethical Shellfish Company’s new website

Priding itself on its hand-dived scallops and sustainable seafood, The Ethical Shellfish Company has launched a new website to showcase its fresh, ethical offerings available for delivery to Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Thursday, 22nd October 2020, 4:30 pm

Products now available for delivery to Edinburgh and Glasgow include Ethical Shellfish Company's much-loved hand dived king scallops.
Products now available for delivery to Edinburgh and Glasgow include Ethical Shellfish Company’s much-loved hand dived king scallops.
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Seven shows MKR, House Rules the door in 2021 programming shakeup

On Wednesday, Seven unveiled its 2021 programming schedule at its annual “upfronts” presentation for advertisers. The broadcaster will bring back Big Brother, Farmer Wants a Wife and SAS: Australia and flesh-out its primetime schedule with family-friendly offerings that include extreme miniature golf series Holey Moley, Nine’s former singing competition The Voice and hit US show Ultimate Tag.

Seven’s head of programming, Angus Ross, said the broadcaster was looking to be “attention grabbing and disruptive” in 2021.

“We’re de-risking the schedule by commissioning proven, powerful formats around the world for our 7.30pm slots,” he said. “We’re not in the programming development game anymore. We’re about proven formats.”

Seven has promised its version of The Voice will be “big, bold and reimagined” with an all-new judging panel. The network has been courting US superstar Mariah Carey.

Mr Warburton said Seven would continue to focus on its sports lineup, which

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