Google will open up to third-party payment platforms to comply with a new South Korean law, dubbed the “anti-Google” law. The search giant will allow developers to use other payment methods for in-app purchases for apps in its app store, Google Play, in order to be in line with the new rules. South Korea passed the Telecommunications Business Act in August, which banned big stores including...
Get access to exclusive coverage
Read deeply reported stories from the largest newsroom in tech.
The Briefing crypto
Let’s Talk About Jack Dorsey
Well, it’s been a minute since Jack Dorsey has been in the news. But lest you think that Elon Musk—and Congress’s favorite punching bag, TikTok—get all the fun, today short seller Hindenburg Research sent Block’s stock down 15% with a report saying the payments company, formerly known as Square, had been inflating its user metrics by serving criminals with shady “Wild West compliance.”You can...
Heated Reaction in China to TikTok CEO’s U.S. Testimony
Utah Passes Bills to Restrict Minors’ Social Media Use
U.S. Prosecutors Charge Do Kwon with Fraud after Arrest in Montenegro
Stay in the know
Receive a summary of the day's top tech news—distilled into one email.
Access on the go
View stories on our mobile app and tune into our weekly podcast.
Join live video Q&A’s
Deep-dive into topics like startups and autonomous vehicles with our top reporters and other executives.
Enjoy a clutter-free experience
Read without any banner ads.
Recent Popular Stories
First Look startups ai
Boom Times in San Francisco’s AI Underground
The Big Read
The Instant Oral History of the Silicon Valley Bank Collapse
On a cosmic level, the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank was a mere blip. The murmurs about trouble began last Wednesday, the panic spread via group texts and Twitter threads on Thursday, the bank went under on Friday, the government got its act together on Saturday, and on Sunday every current and former customer of SVB could breathe a cautious sigh of relief.
Exclusive startups electric vehicles
SpaceX Plans New Funding With Backing From Saudi, UAE Investors