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2024

iOS 17.4 Introduces Alternative App Marketplaces With No Commission in EU. The most exciting detail tucked away in this story about new EU policies from iOS 17.4 onwards: “Apple is giving app developers in the EU access to NFC and allowing for alternative browser engines, so WebKit will not be required for third-party browser apps.”

Finally, browser engine competition on iOS! I really hope this results in a future worldwide policy allowing such engines.

# 25th January 2024, 8:19 pm / apple, browsers, eu, ios

2007

EU: Microsoft’s Last Stand Against Google’s Acquisition of DoubleClick. Notable for some truly incomprehensible chartjunk from Microsoft.

# 27th December 2007, 12:26 pm / chartjunk, doubleclick, eu, google, microsoft