Sept. 13, 2021

Mon. 09/13 – Is China Dismantling Its Super Apps?

Is China dismantling its super apps and selling the parts for scrap? Toast has officially become my favorite Covid-times survival story. What to expect from tomorrow’s iPhone event, including 1 TB iPhone storage tiers. And a full breakdown of the ruling in the Epic vs. Apple case. Has the app store officially been cracked open? It’s complicated. Finance Podcast Links:Beijing to break up Ant’s Alipay and force creation of separate loans app (Financial Times)Tencent and Alibaba pledge to open up apps to competitors (Financial Times)Commercetools raises $140M at a $1.9B valuation as 'headless' commerce continues to boom (TechCrunch)iPhone 13 Pro will get 1TB option & new 'AirPods 3' will not replace AirPods (AppleInsider)Apple must allow other forms of in-app purchase, rules judge in Epic v. Apple (The Verge)Apple Risks Losing Billions of Dollars Annually From Epic Games Ruling (Bloomberg)The future of the App Store depends on the difference between a ‘button’ and an ‘external link’ (The Verge)Apple Won a Battle to Lose the War ( Today's podcast voting! Gates v. Jobs! See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

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