Daily Archive: January 8, 2021

FTC: Tapjoy’s deception settlement has implications for Apple and Google

The Federal Trade Commission said today it settled allegations that Tapjoy misled its customers and game developers over the rewards they were promised by completing its advertising offers.

In a statement from commissioners Rohit Chopra and Rebecca Kelly Slaughter, the FTC said Tapjoy failed to properly police its mobile gaming advertising platform, cheating developers and gamers out of promised compensation and awards. They said the “explosive growth of mobile gaming has led to mounting concerns about harmful practices, including unlawful surveillance, dark patterns, and facilitation of fraud.”

In a signal that indicated its larger interests, the federal commission said it

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Shares of Hyundai Motors Co. climb more than 20{69439eabc38bbe67fb47fc503d1b0f790fcef507f9cafca8a4ef4fbfe163a7c5} on potential EV deal with Apple – TechCrunch

Hyundai Motor Company is downplaying reports that it is in talks with Apple to produce an autonomous electric vehicle, stating that discussions are still in the “early stage” and still undecided. But the news of a potential tie-up (however tentative) with Apple, which is known for keeping a tight lid on deals before they are announced, was enough to send shares of Hyundai Motor Company up more than 20{69439eabc38bbe67fb47fc503d1b0f790fcef507f9cafca8a4ef4fbfe163a7c5} on the Korea Exchange during trading on Friday.

The talks were first reported by the Korea Economic Daily and confirmed by Hyundai to Bloomberg in a statement that said “Apple and

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