Hashtag Trending – TikTok suing the U.S.; Apple and WordPress lock horns; PIPEDA chatter on Reddit

TikTok says it’s planning to sue the Trump administration, Apple and WordPress lock horns after Apple gets a little greedy, and a story about PIPEDA and Tim Hortons catches fire on Reddit.

It’s all the tech news that’s popular right now. Welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Monday, August 24, and I’m your host Alex Coop.

TikTok confirms it will sue the Trump administration from technology

The Verge is reporting that TikTok will file a lawsuit against the Trump administration over an executive order demanding parent company ByteDance to divest its TikTok operations in the US. “Even…


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Apple says sorry to WordPress, here’s why

WordPress CEO Matt Mullenweg lashed out at Apple for forcing it to monetise the free WordPress app, so that Apple could make its 30% cut. The deal was simple: WordPress needed to provide in-app payment plans and only then Apple would approve updates to the app. But Apple is backing off now by saying that the “issue with WordPress” has been resolved and WordPress continues to be a free app.
Not providing updates to the iOS app is not an option for WordPress, because it would need to at least provide bug fixes. But to do so, Apple wanted WordPress to include in-app payments, else it…


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Apple apologises to WordPress, says there will be no in-app purchases for iOS

Apple has restored updates for the WordPress app on iOS after the founder developer said he was not able to access updates.

(Source: Reuters)

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  • Apple has apologised to WordPress saying it will not monetise the app on iOS.
  • Founder developer of WordPress told a publication that there were no premium plans for purchases for the iOS app.
  • Apple has now restored all updates on the WordPress iOS app.

Apple in an on-the-record apology has said that it will not monetize WordPress on iOS and that there will be no in-app purchases. The development came a day after founding developer of WordPress…


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Apple Caves On In-App Payments For WordPress

Apple has backed down and apologized after it found itself in yet another controversy this weekend over its App Store, Bloomberg News reported.

It started on Friday (Aug. 21) when WordPress founder Matt Mullenwag tweeted that his app, which hosts blogs, had been locked out of the App Store. The restriction prevented WordPress from updating its iOS app.

To get access, Apple said it wanted a 30 percent cut of WordPress’ in-app sale; the App Store is where Apple makes much of its $50 billion per year services business, the news service reported.

But…


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Apple Drops In-App Payments Mandate For WordPress

Apple has backed down and apologized after it found itself in yet another controversy this weekend over its App Store, Bloomberg News reported.

It started on Friday (Aug. 21) when WordPress founder Matt Mullenwag tweeted that his app, which hosts blogs, had been locked out of the App Store. The restriction prevented WordPress from updating its iOS app.

To get access, Apple said it wanted a 30 percent cut of WordPress’ in-app sale; the App Store is where Apple makes much of its $50 billion per year services business, the news service reported.

But…


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WordPress Site Management Software Market Size 2020

New Jersey, United States,- The WordPress Site Management Software Market has grown rapidly and contributes significantly to the global economy in terms of sales, growth rate, market share, and size. The WordPress Site Management Software Market Report is a comprehensive research document that provides readers with valuable information to help understand the fundamentals of the WordPress Site Management Software report. The report provides details on business strategies, market requirements, players dominating the market, and a futuristic perspective of the market.

The report will be…


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Apple apologises to WordPress, restores all updates

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Apple apologises to WordPress, restores all updates.

Apple has apologised for cutting off updates to the WordPress app on its App Store after its Founder Matt Mullenweg said the Cupertino-based iPhone maker will not approve updates until his app includes in-app payment options. Mullenweg had accused Apple of cutting off the ability to update the app to get its 30 per cent fee on the App Store, and the Internet erupted in the favour of a platform that lets people build and manage websites and blogs for free, and also sells domain names.

Apple backed off,…


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Apple apologizes to WordPress, won’t force the free app to add purchases after all

On Friday, the internet erupted in a small way to learn that Apple had successfully forced WordPress to monetize its free app — forcing it to sell premium plans and custom domain names seemingly just so that Apple could get its traditional 30 percent cut.

But one afternoon and evening of surprise and outrage later, Apple is backing off. The company is issuing a rare on-the-record apology, and it says that WordPress will no longer have to add in-app purchases now that all is said and done.

Here’s Apple’s full statement:

We believe the issue with the WordPress app has been resolved….


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Apple Blocks WordPress Updates to Force IAP Support

Apple has been under a meticulous dissection since Tim Sweeney lashed out at them. The CEO of Epic Games voiced his opinion against its thumping tax on in-app purchases.

Yet another episode has further strained Apple’s relationship with developers. WordPress founding developer Matt Mullenweg has accused Apple of cutting off updates for the app or ‘locking the app up’. This will continue until WordPress includes in-app purchases so that the biggest company in the world can milk a 30 percent cut of the money.

Apple: Yet Another Episode

Matt Mullenweg took…


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