Here’s why ice storms are so difficult to forecast -- Freezing rain, snow expected for Metro Detroit
The National Weather Service is calling it an “Epic battle of air masses.” A clash between warm and cold that could result in a significant ice storm for much of Metro Detroit. A slight change in temperature in the first few thousand feet of the atmosphere can completely change the impact of this storm from minor to crippling.
D.C. sues Mark Zuckerberg over Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal
Washington D.C. attorney general Karl Racine is suing Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg over his alleged involvement in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The lawsuit accuses Zuckerberg of directly participating in decision-making that allowed the Trump-allied political consulting firm to steal personal data of millions of Facebook users. CBS News tech reporter Dan Patterson joins Tanya Rivero and Tony Dokoupil with details.news.yahoo.com
Why App Store Fees Are Drawing Fire Worldwide
Apple Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google are two of the world’s most profitable companies, and their app marketplaces are among their most profitable endeavors: according to analysts, Apple’s App Store takes in more than $20 billion a year with a profit margin above 75%. Now such practices are coming under increasing scrutiny. U.S. senators and European regulators have griped about the “gatekeeper control” that Apple and Google have with their mobile operating systems. South Korea has moved to becowashingtonpost.com
Judge orders Apple to change its App Store practices in long-awaited decision in antitrust trial with Fortnite maker Epic Games
In a long awaited decision, a federal judge has ordered Apple to substantially alter its business model, forcing Apple to allow its developers to “steer” customers away from Apple’s payment processing service, which collects a 30 percent fee on all digital transactions.washingtonpost.com
Why App Store Fees Are Drawing Fire Worldwide
Apple Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google are two of the world’s most profitable companies, and their app marketplaces are among their most profitable endeavors: The cut Apple takes from App Store transactions approaches the revenue from iPads and Macs, and accounted for most of the $54 billion generated by the Services division in fiscal 2020. Now such practices are coming under increasing scrutiny. U.S. Senators and European regulators have griped about the “gatekeeper control” that Apple and Googwashingtonpost.com
California Democrats sharpen messaging against Newsom recall effort
California Democrats sharpened their anti-recall messaging Saturday during the state party's annual convention, arguing removing Gov. Gavin Newsom from office early would hurt immigrant rights and criminal justice reforms, slow progress on the housing crisis and waste taxpayer money.news.yahoo.com
Apple to cut app store fees as legal scrutiny intensifies
Both those companies have helped spur increasing scrutiny of Apple's app store practices among lawmakers and regulators in the U.S. and Europe. The app store commissions feed Apple's services division, which saw its revenue climb 16% to nearly $54 billion during the company's last fiscal year ending in September. That's because the small developers in line to qualify for the cut only contribute about 5% of Apple's app store revenue, based on SensorTower's estimates. “This latest move further demonstrates that their app store policies are arbitrary and capricious," Spotify said in a statement. “We’re launching this program to help small business owners write the next chapter of creativity and prosperity on the app store," Cook said in a statement.
Trump eyes hosting election night party at his DC hotel
Trump has his eye on hosting an election night party at his own hotel in the nations capital. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump has his eye on hosting an election night party at his own hotel in the nation’s capital. It’s unclear how big Trump’s election night party will be. “Or you can die from it.”Trump held his 2016 election party in his then-hometown of New York. It’s unclear how much of a presence Trump himself will be in the election night festivities this time.
Lyft teams up with Epic to let hospitals schedule rides for patients from medical records system
Lyft has partnered with Epic, one of the largest electronic medical providers, to make it easier for hospitals to order rides for their patients. Lyft's area of focus in the medical sector is non-emergency medical transportation, a $3 billion market in the U.S. alone. Lyft is increasingly finding that insurance payers — particularly Medicaid plans that cover low-income members — are willing to foot the bill for members' rides. All of that can lead to costs down the line, if a patient's health deteriorates. The integration with Epic means that hospital staff can book a Lyft ride in the patient's record via a service called "Concierge."cnbc.com
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