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Apple Announces Proposed Settlement to App Store Class Action Suit

Apple has announced an agreement to settle a class action suit by U.S. developers that attacks its App Store policies. Critics were not impressed, since the deal preserves Apple’s requirement that payments be made through the App Store, where Apple takes a 30% cut. The agreement is subject to court approval.

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Children’s Privacy: New Mexico sues Angry Birds developer over children’s privacy just two weeks after settling a children’s suit with Google

August 31, 2021

New Mexico’s Attorney General Hector Balderas has filed papers in federal district court alleging Angry Birds developer Rovio Entertainment has been collecting and selling personal data of kids under age of thirteen. The state reached a settlement with Google mid-August, which had alleged Google ad platform AdMob allowed collection of children’s data.

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Iterate.ia Reaches 10 Million Technologies Tracked

August 30, 2021

If you’re challenged by tracking 8,000 martech solutions, how would you feel about ten million? That’s how many technologies Iterate.ai has just announced it now covers, up from nine million a few months back. The company uses an AI engine to spot trends and grade start-up companies. They also offer a low-code platform with 465 pre-built modules that lets users assemble their own apps. Interesting.

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Two-Thirds of C-Suite Can’t Recognize Bad Data: Fivetran Report

December 6, 2021

Like the determined optimist who tells his boss the factory is on fire by reporting they’ll soon be able to update their equipment, let’s find some silver linings in a batch of gloomy surveys today, Dear Reader.  We’ll start with this Fivetran report, which finds that 85% of data leaders say their company has lost money by basing decisions on bad data, and 66% believe their C-suite can’t tell when that happens.  The bright side is there’s lots of room for improvement.

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