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Apple blocks Epic’s rival app store

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Apple is trying to cynically kill off developers that stand up to them,” Epic Director of Public Policy Leo Rees said Wednesday.

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Fintech founder backs Google, Apple

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“It’s easy for giant app companies to pick fights with Apple and Google, but when billionaire companies fight about who gets richer, it’s usually the little guy that loses,” writes CashEx’s CEO.

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Apple opens up payments under EU pressure

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Apple plans to give software developers the option to use third-party payment systems, but warned that the change will expose consumers to new threats.

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Apple extends prepaid debit card reach

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Adding a virtual card number feature “is about giving options to consumers when retailers do not support Apple Pay,” Creative Strategies President Carolina Milanesi said.

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Apple joins BNPL boom

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Apple Pay Later will let users split the cost of an Apple Pay purchase into four equal payments over a six-week period, with no interest or fees. It will be available via the Mastercard network.

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Levchin downplays Apple threat

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Affirm’s CEO said PayPal, Klarna and Afterpay are more likely to face pressure from Apple’s buy now, pay later move.

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Apple spotlights payments in fourth-quarter earnings call

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CFO Luca Maestri said the Cupertino, California-based company’s gains in payments were “very, very important” in order to get users of Apple’s hardware to also start paying for its software.

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