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FTC extends comment deadline on COPPA Rule
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
The Federal Trade Commission is extending the deadline to submit comments on the effectiveness of the amendments the agency made to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA Rule) in 2013 and whether additional changes are needed. The deadline was originally October 23, 2019; it is now December 9, 2019.
The FTC announced that it would accep...
Can The FTC Ruling Causing Apple to Refund Consumers Affect My App Developer Revenue
Thursday, January 16, 2014 by Richard Harris
The FTC and Apple have reached a settlement to award consumers (parents of small children mostly) a total of $32.5 million dollars in refunds from in-app purchases and app downloads that were charged to their iTunes accounts without their consent.
FTC Commissioner Edith Ramirez said that Apple failed to notify parents that once they enter their Apple passwo...
Is Apple App Store’s $10 Billion for 2013 Just the Beginning for App Developers and How Did Apple do it with Android Beating Down the Door
Thursday, January 9, 2014 by Richard Harris
$10 billion dollars is a nice round figure. And that’s how much total revenue app developers generated in the Apple App Store in 2013 with $1 billion generated in December 2013 alone. And of course Apple received its cut, $3 billion of that total for the year. These are the numbers that Apple just released this week, also announcing that developers have earned over...
App Annie Report Shows Japan Exploding in App Usage Growth
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
In a recent report by app analytics company App Annie, Japan’s app store spending has exploded, exceeding growth in other major markets, with Japan now the top-grossing country across iOS and Google Play combined.
Major aspects of the report include the finding that Japan is the only major company where Google Play is on equal footing with iOS on revenue terms. The rep...