As lawmakers in Washington D.C. move the Open App Market Act through both the Senate and House of Representatives, lawmakers in the states are watching closely and considering their own measures that would force damaging changes on how application stores operate. But bad news travels fast. One harmful bill, for example, the Freedom to Subscribe […]
Ahead of its markup in the Senate Judiciary Committee this week, ACI joined a coalition of groups in opposition to the Open App Markets Act. The letter can be found here.
Over the past few years, lawmakers in both chambers of Congress have been lining up to address alleged anti-competitive and anti-consumer harms caused by big tech. Among the latest bills to be considered in the Senate is the Open App Markets Act (OAMA) that would impose a litany of new rules regulating application stores like […]
Last night, California voters approved Proposition 22, a ballot measure that now allows app-based drivers to remain as independent contractors, not employees. The passage of Proposition 22 does not just represent a win for California workers, who can now continue to earn income in an employment structure they overwhelmingly favor, but it also represents a […]
A new study shows that many popular apps on our smartphones contain known vulnerabilities that are not being patched by applications providers, leaving consumer information and devices at risk. To read this article, visit the Daily Caller
In mobile wireless and Internet markets, consumers deserve the final say on which constructive innovations, new product features and infrastructure should survive. In those markets, consumers notice the rapid pace of change and while they may not use every innovation that comes along, they welcome the steady stream of appealing changes and increased value from […]
This piece was written by ACI writer Alan Daley and is available at the Daily Caller.
Apple recently filed a patent on creating a digital marketplace where users could resell their previously purchased digital items (ringtones, music, movies, etc.) to other users, presumably at a discount price. As reported by PaidContent, this patent is similar to one filed by Amazon last month. Apple’s filing goes into great detail in how their […]
A recent study released by the Application Developers Alliance and the CTIA show that the app economy has created 519,000 jobs since the creation of the economy. Since the the wide adoption of smartphones such as the iPhone and phones running Android and Windows phone software, the mobile arena has been booming—over 315 million devices […]
As technology progresses, the promises of cheaper health care solutions to bring down health care costs becomes more real. There’s a slew of new apps being created for mobile devices that could replace or supplement many of the functions that your doctor might fulfill today. These apps, cheap to build and cheap to purchase, could […]