Aug 14, 2020

A “battle royale” between titans: Fortnite takes Apple, Google to court

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The maker of Fortnite is arguing that Apple and Google shouldn’t be able to force app makers to fork over a cut of revenues from in-app purchases. Plus, NYC rental market upheaval. And, the state of play for the NBA.

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Fortnite maker sues Apple, Google after its app was removed from stores

Epic Games is arguing the tech giants shouldn’t be able to force app makers to fork over a cut of revenues from in-app purchases.
Fortnite is suing Google and Apple over revenue cuts the tech giants take from purchases on their respective mobile app stores.
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Rents are down, vacancy rates are up in NYC rental market

Aug 14, 2020
A July report shows landlords are having a harder time finding tenants in the pandemic.
The notoriously pricey rental market is in upheaval.
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NBA "bubble" has been a success, but how are the league's finances?

Aug 14, 2020
The NBA said the cost to operate the bubble is more than $150 million. There also aren’t any fans there to buy tickets or spend money.
Had the league not finished the season and canceled the playoffs, the NBA would not have satisfied a billion-dollar TV contract.
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The team

Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Candace Manriquez Wrenn Producer/Editor
Jay Siebold Engineer
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director