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Apple bends again, will let Facebook use Facebook Pay for small business online events on iOS

1 month ago   |   By WMPoweruser

We reported a month ago that Facebook was accusing Apple of being anti-small business by preventing them from expanding their business to online events using Facebook's paid events platform. Facebook had promised to zero-rate the service to help small business out, but Apple was still intent on charging them the 30% Apple Tax. Apple has...
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Facebook says it's been asking Apple to let people change iPhone's default messages app for years

Facebook says it's been asking Apple to let people change iPhone's default messages app for years

1 month ago   |   By The Verge

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge
With iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, Apple finally acquiesced to a longtime request from customers: the company introduced an option to change your default apps for browsing the web and handling email. But many other categories of apps - messages, music, calendar, etc. - remain stuck on Apple's built-in software. Facebook isn't too pleased about that. According to The Information , Facebook is making a more forceful push to convince the iPhone maker to let people choose their own preferred messaging app.
“We feel people should be able to choose different...
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Apple won't collect fees on paid Facebook events until 2021

1 month ago   |   By Engadget

Last month, Facebook and Apple clashed over App Store fees. Now, Apple seems to be easing up slightly. Businesses that host paid online events through Facebook on iOS will be able to keep all of their earnings , Facebook announced today...
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Apple will temporarily stop taking a 30 percent cut on Facebook event fees

Apple will temporarily stop taking a 30 percent cut on Facebook event fees

1 month ago   |   By The Verge

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge
Earlier this year, Facebook launched a new feature that let small businesses create paid online events. The company framed it as a way of helping organizations struggling with lost revenue during the pandemic, and said that because of the exceptional circumstances, it would not collect any fees on purchases for these events until August 2021.
But the social network also stressed that any payments made on iOS would be subject to Apple's standard 30 percent platform fees, noting this meant less money for small businesses. As Fidji Simo, head of...
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Apple is waiving its App Store fee for Facebook's online events

1 month ago   |   By TechCrunch

Last month, Facebook introduced support for paid online events - and since many of the businesses offering those events have struggled during the coronavirus pandemic, the company also said it would not collect fees for the next year. At the same time, it complained that Apple had “dismissed” its requests to waive the App Store's customary 30% fee on in-app purchases.
Today, Facebook is announcing a reversal on Apple's part: Online event fees will be processed through Facebook Pay, without Apple collecting its 30% cut, meaning businesses will receive all of the earnings from their online...
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