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Premium Tech 2020-11-24T18:07:00Z

Apple's move to cut App Store commissions in half is a start, but it won't fix its developer relations problem

Apple's feuds with larger developers are creating a worse user experience, which goes against the company's "it just works" philosophy.
Premium Finance 2020-11-18T19:25:00Z

Miki Naftali is the New York real-estate magnate who reinvented the Plaza hotel — and he uses 4 strategies to do smart deals

Naftali has been in the real estate for 30 years and knows what it takes to structure a good deal. He operates on four key strategies.
Tech 2020-11-18T11:50:44Z

Apple is slashing its App Store payment fees in half for smaller developers, to 15% from 30%

Apple has cut its commission on in-app purchases to 15%, from 30%, for developers making less than $1 million a year on the App Store.
Premium Strategy 2020-10-29T16:00:00Z

The 20 highest-paying fully remote jobs in computing that you can do anywhere in the world, and they're all hiring right now

The highest-paying remote jobs in the computer & IT sectors include head of product and backend engineer roles, and eight pay over $100,000.
Premium Finance 2020-10-08T13:39:00Z

4 major changes to apartment buildings from the pandemic, according to a 30-year architecture veteran

CBT's Vickie Alani says developers and investors need to keep in mind safety and a higher quality of life as they envision future projects.
Tech 2020-09-29T09:55:31Z

Google plans to shut the loophole that lets Netflix, Spotify, and Tinder avoid paying its 30% app tax

Google also said in a blog post it will make it easier for users to install alternative app stores to its own.
Tech 2020-09-16T10:01:56Z

Spotify has torn into Apple again, this time over the new Apple One subscription bundle

Spotify said regulators should "act urgently to restrict Apple's anti-competitive behavior" after the reveal of Apple One, a subscription bundle.
Tech 2020-09-10T12:26:55Z

Facebook turned its fire on Apple, complaining to the EU about App Store rules and the threat to block ad trackers

"Apple has made policy and enforcement decisions that privilege its own services and revenue streams to the detriment of others," Facebook said.
Tech 2020-09-09T11:30:54Z

Mark Zuckerberg said Apple 'deserves scrutiny' over its App Store rules, and praised Google for letting people download apps not on the Play Store

Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Apple had "unilateral control" over what gets onto people's phones, which raises questions around competition.
Tech 2020-08-14T20:31:03Z

Facebook is calling Apple out for refusing to reduce its 30% App Store fee for a new Facebook feature that could help small-business owners during the pandemic

Developers have long taken issue with Apple's commission, saying the high cut gives the tech giant an unfair advantage in the market.
Tech 2020-08-13T21:05:03Z

'Fortnite's' Epic Games learned how to evade Apple's 30% rate before it got kicked off the App Store. Here's why developers have long been concerned by the fee.

Developers have publicly pushed back against the 30% fee, saying it gives Apple and its own services an unfair advantage in the market.
Premium Tech 2020-07-29T13:24:00Z

Apple's App Store will be at the center of Wednesday's historic antitrust hearing — and the tech giant is weaponizing every tool it has to defend it

Apple CEO Tim Cook will testify alongside the CEOs of Amazon, Facebook, and Google in an antitrust hearing. The App Store will likely be a big focus.
Premium Enterprise 2020-07-14T14:00:00Z

Code collaboration startup Sourcegraph raised $28 million and plans to double its headcount during the pandemic. Here's why companies like Amazon and Tinder love its developer tools

Sourcegraph just locked down $5 million in fresh funding as it hires aggressively as the shift to remote work makes its tools more useful.
Tech 2020-07-01T11:09:57Z

Apple's developer war reignites after a yoga app says it was rejected from the App Store for refusing to auto-bill users

Apple already faced rage and insurrection from developers after it rejected an update from email platform Hey over its rules on billing.
Tech 2020-06-23T10:59:12Z

Apple will let app makers challenge its App Store rules after a week of developer backlash

Apple has surprised developers by telling them that, from later this summer, they can challenge its App Store review process and guidelines.
Enterprise 2020-06-06T12:35:00Z

The 10 most dreaded programming languages, according to a survey of 65,000 developers

The Stack Overflow Developer Survey asked about the programming languages people have no interest in continuing to work with. Here's what they said.
Enterprise 2020-05-30T13:00:00Z

The 14 most loved programming languages, according to a study of 65,000 developers

The Stack Overflow Developer Survey asked developers about the programming languages they like working with. Here's what their favorite languages are.
Enterprise 2020-05-24T13:50:00Z

These developers run a website to buck the myth of the '10x engineer' who is a brilliant jerk and promote a healthy work-life balance in tech

These two developers maintain the open source project '1x Engineer' to dispel 'toxic' ideas in tech about how who succeeds in tech.
Premium Enterprise 2020-05-20T13:00:00Z

This engineer built a tool to help him automatically respond to IT issues during his day job and then turned it into a startup that just raised $8 million

FireHydrant is taking on companies like Atlassian, Splunk, and GitHub by helping on-call engineers coordinate when their software goes down.
Enterprise 2020-05-12T14:00:00Z

Kite, which makes developers more productive by automatically writing lines of code, just launched its first paid product in six years

Kite's rolling out new features for professional developers and support for the popular programming language JavaScript.
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