Feb. 17, 2021

Wed. 02/17 - Epic Games Takes Its War With Apple To Europe

Epic Games takes its war with Apple to Europe. But Apple wins a skirmish in North Dakota of all places. New York sues Amazon over worker issues. Google maps will now let you pay for parking. Some tangible numbers about the recent NFT explosion. And why the new headphone emoji look suspiciously like AirPods Max.

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Links:Epic Games files EU antitrust complaint against Apple (FT)Apple wins victory as North Dakota votes down bill that would regulate app stores (CNBC)New York Sues Amazon, Saying It Inadequately Protected Workers From Covid-19 (NYTimes)Amazon won’t build this Alexa cuckoo clock unless it hits a preorder goal (The Verge)Google Maps will now let you pay for public transportation and parking through its app (The Verge)Chromebooks outsold Macs worldwide in 2020, cutting into Windows market share (GeekWire)Ethereum NFT Market Primed for Explosive Growth in 2021 (Decrypt)First Look: 217 New Emojis in iOS 14.5 (Emojipedia)


The essay we hope to discuss on Clubhouse tonight: Why did I leave Google or, why did I stay so long? (Noam Bardin)


Epic Games takes its war with Apple to Europe. But Apple wins a skirmish in North Dakota of all places. New York sues Amazon over worker issues. Google maps will now let you pay for parking. Some tangible numbers about the recent NFT explosion. And why the new headphone emoji look suspiciously like AirPods Max.

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The essay we hope to discuss on Clubhouse tonight: Why did I leave Google or, why did I stay so long? (Noam Bardin)

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