Australian regulator targeting excessive Apple and Google app store fees

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) regulator is advocating for governmental action to protect app developers from having to paying the massive 30% fees imposed by Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store. The fees make it difficult for developers from other companies to compete and they place a burden on consumers who must pay higher prices for products when costs are passed on.

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Meta runs afoul of the ACCC too, and must pay US $14M

July 27, 2023

Meta has been ordered to pay A$20 million (US$14 million) for not being transparent enough with customers about how data would be used by subsidiaries, Facebook Israel and Onavo Inc. The company was found to have used data for market research and acquisition targets, but not stating that information prominently in its product advertising, though disclosures were made in the terms of service and privacy policy.

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Customer Data Platform Industry Adds New Vendors: CDP Institute Report

July 12, 2024

Software vendors continued to add Customer Data Platform (CDP) capabilities to existing systems in the first half of 2024, according to the CDP Institute’s latest Industry Update report.  Nearly all of the dozen companies appearing in the report for the first time started as marketing or messaging applications and added CDP capabilities after they were built.  These firms accounted for most of the industry growth during the report period.

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