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'Fortnite's' Epic Games learned how to evade Apple's 30% rate before it got kicked off the App Store. Here's why developers have long been concerned by the fee. (AAPL)

Business Insider Thursday, 13 August 2020
'Fortnite's' Epic Games learned how to evade Apple's 30% rate before it got kicked off the App Store. Here's why developers have long been concerned by the fee. (AAPL)· Apple just yanked the "Fortnite" app from its store after Epic Games added an in-game direct payment option for players.
· The new option would mean that Epic Games could skirt Apple's standard 30% commission that it says it charges all developers in the App Store for in-app purchases.
· Developers have long aired their...
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Apple and Google removed popular video game "Fortnite" from their app stores on Thursday for allegedly violating the companies' in-app payment guidelines, prompting developer Epic Games to file federal lawsuits challenging the two companies' rules. Gloria Tso reports.

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