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This Week in Apps: App Store bill passes AZ House, ‘deep nostalgia' goes viral, Twitter Spaces arrives on Android

1 month ago   |   By Tech Crunch

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy.
The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020.
Consumers last year also spent 3.5 trillion minutes using apps on Android devices alone. And in the U.S., app usage surged ahead of the time spent watching live TV. Currently, the average American watches 3.7 hours of live TV per day, but now spends four hours per day on their mobile devices.
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Arizona wants to get rid of Apple's control over in-app payments in the App Store, but that won't solve its problem with developers

Arizona wants to get rid of Apple's control over in-app payments in the App Store, but that won't solve its problem with developers

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement On Wednesday, lawmakers in Arizona's House of Representatives passed a bill that would prohibit platforms like iOS and Android from requiring developers within the state to use the platforms' in-app payment systems. Currently, iPhone apps are required to use Apple's system for all purchases, which allows it to capture a commission of up to 30%.
The move comes after lawmakers in North Dakota rejected a similar bill. Both laws were backed by a group of developers known as the Coalition for App Fairness, which includes Epic Games and Spotify, among others.
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