To say the least, it’s been a busy week for lawyers for Apple and Epic Games, with the start of a long-awaited trial in the small world of new technologies. But beyond this overwhelming news, let’s review the other headlines that have made headlines in recent days. A debrief that you can also discover in video in our podcast De Quelle J’Me Mail.
Apple v Epic Games: the lawsuit has started
It is an understatement to say that this trial was expected. Since Monday, Epic Games has faced Apple in a court in California. Last summer, the Cupertino giant broke Fortnite out of the App Store after a prank by Epic Games, which had chosen to offer an alternative payment system to that of the App Store.
At stake, nothing less than the future of the distribution of mobile applications. The trial, which should last three weeks, has already made it possible to learn more about Apple’s schemes to “hang on” to its ecosystem, the finances of Epic Games and Microsoft… and the best is yet to come.
Fortnite trial: first pass of arms between Apple and Epic Games
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iOS 14.5 and the threatening messages from Facebook
As we know, Facebook is not really a fan of the new version of Apple’s mobile OS, which allows you to prohibit the applications you install from tracking you. In order to limit the damage, the social media giant encourages users of its applications to allow tracking, which “Would help the site to remain free”. My eye.
When Facebook and Instagram blackmail for free
IBM engraves the first chip in 2 nm
It’s a world first, and it’s American. Outsmarting the Taiwanese TSMC, IBM was the first to burn a 2nm chip. A technological feat, which promises to be able to wedge 333 million transistors per mm2 silicon.
There is still a long way to go before moving to an industrial stage, but the promises are tempting, especially in terms of energy consumption, which could be divided by four at equal performance compared to the chips of the best current smartphones.
IBM burns the first 2nm chip in history … and Intel could take advantage of it
Bill and Melinda Gates: Divorce
It’s a news people, but still: the most famous couple in tech goes their separate ways. We learned about it in a terse message sent to Twitter by the two interested parties.
We still remember that Bill and Melinda met at Microsoft in 1987, and had been married since 1994. Together, they set up the most powerful foundation in the world, which will continue its work despite everything.
Bill and Melinda Gates: the end of a legendary tech couple
Donald Trump is now a … blogger
Evicted from the big platforms after the events of the Capitol at the beginning of last January, Donald Trump had promised to make a come back smashing the web. There it’s done.
The former American president has just launched… a site, on which he dispenses daily and without filter reflections and rants. For its part, the supervisory board of Facebook confirmed the decision of the social network to ban Trump … But asks that the sanction be reviewed in six months.
Donald Trump is back, but his revolutionary new social network is just a blog
Facebook: its Council confirms the ban on Donald Trump, for at least six more months