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Fortnite to stay out of Apple App Store, US judge rules on injunction in Epic Games antitrust dispute

By Mike Swift
  • 09 Oct 2020 19:16
  • 09 Oct 2020 20:01
Epic Games lost its bid today to force Apple to restore the hugely popular Fortnite game to the App Store as their antitrust dispute moves toward trial next year, but a federal judge in California did grant an injunction blocking Apple from banning Epic’s developer tools from the iOS platform.

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Mike Swift

Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent

Mike Swift is an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of covering data, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory news for more than a decade. As the Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent for MLex, in addition to reporting, he coordinates MLex’s worldwide coverage in the practice area. Formerly chief Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and, Mike has covered Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies and has closely tracked technology and regulatory trends in Silicon Valley. He has wide ranging expertise from the business of professional sports to computer-assisted reporting. A former John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, he is a graduate of Colby College.

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