Apple protects services revenues – block Steam Link from its App Store

One probable reason for the rejection could be a conflict centering in-app purchases. In a move aimed at protecting its ability to make money from in-app purchases from games on its mobile devices, Apple Inc blocked Steam, a leading online store for downloaded games, from extending its reach into its iPhhones. Steam had wanted to…

The EU’s GDPR ushers in new era of online data protection

Hailed as a model for personal data protection, the GDPR ramps up protection for online privacy for citizens across the European Union. On Friday, new privacy regulations will come effect across the Eurozone. Companies will now have to comply with tougher privacy rights of their customers and provide them ways to better handle and control…

Honda To Partner With Chinese Battery Maker For Electric Car

Honda Motors and Contemporary Amperex Technology will work together to develop electric vehicles. The Japanese car maker sees electric vehicle as crucial for future growth and that is why it is partnering with the largest battery maker in the world. New electric cars would be the primary users of the batteries and the related technology…

Tesla Inc hires Snap Inc’s VP of Monetization Engineering

Tesla has hired Snap Inc’s Stuart Bowers who will now be its vice president of engineering. Electric carmaker Tesla Inc stated it has hired Stuart Bowers, Snap Inc’s vice president of monetization engineering, as its VP of engineering. He will work on Tesla’s Autopilot software and other projects. In recent days, several senior executives have…