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Fortnite vs. Apple and Google Is the Internet's First ‘World War’

What’s truly at stake in Epic Games' battle with Apple and Google is the power to shape and profit from the future of digital experiences.

CoinDesk Insights
Aug 14, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 9:44 a.m. UTC

What’s truly at stake is the power to shape and profit from the future of digital experiences.

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Today on the Brief:

  • Jobless claims down and retail sales up
  • The U.S. Federal Reserve is running distributed ledger technology experiments 
  • The end of an era, as BitMEX begins KYC

Our main discussion: the big battle brewing between Epic Games and Apple/Google.

NLW looks at:

  • Why Fortnite got kicked off the Apple and Google app stores 
  • Why Epic Games is suing in response
  • Why this was all very clearly planned by Epic Games
  • Why Apple and Google should be nervous about anti-trust 
  • Why this is about a much bigger future than just a single game

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