EU Android users download and use a multitude of apps rather than just using a few exclusively. Having one app on their device, even a pre-loaded app, does not stop them from downloading and using a similar app that does a similar function. Read more from our 2018 EU Consumer Survey.
Please don’t actually read the proposed Consumer Privacy Act … Because I HAVE read the Consumer Privacy Act that’s being proposed in California, I can say with certainty that parts of it are bizarre. If you were to read it, you might find it reaches way, way, WAY further than you think. The message here is that while intentions are important, the details matter. A lot.
The latest ruling in the case, out this week, says that Java APIs are covered by copyright and that Oracle can set the terms under which they’re used. A more comprehensive update and case history here.
Tech knows the future of business is digital, and that digital means global. Entrepreneurs and developers make concepts a reality, refine software, and launch new products all within the digital space. But what about when your customer base expands beyond your home country's market, or your data enters the cloud? ill you even notice? How does your existing and new consumer data cross borders, and what regulations guide this expansion? What happens if you just do nothing? (For more on this, see our news item on the EU GDPR from a US perspective)
Today the Developers Alliance and NDP Analytics released a new report, "Quantifying Risks to Interoperability in the Software Industry," that found the negative economic impact of threats to interoperability in the home and auto IoT space alone could exceed $77 billion in economic productivity over the next eight years. Building barriers and allowing companies to license and restrict access to programming languages will fracture the market, increase security risks, harm developers, and jeopardize those economic gains.