Google said it would halve to 15% the fee it charges most developers selling goods or services through the Google Play app store, the latest sign that tech giants are responding to political pressure over how they run app stores. In a blog post, Google said it will cut the fee starting July 1 for the first $1 million in revenue a developer earns in a year. Google said that would cut by 50%...
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Amazon’s Anthropic Deal Signals Cloud Sector Turbulence
You know the cloud industry is in upheaval when industry leader Amazon Web Services has to copy a tactic used by its smaller rivals to compete more effectively. The Amazon unit’s decision on Monday to invest up to $4 billion in AI startup Anthropic, as part of a broader deal in which AWS becomes the startup’s “primary cloud provider,” looks a lot like the type of equity-for-business deals AWS...
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