Google is letting developers make more money from them, adding adolescent protection features to Instagram, and we are examining the global distribution of fundraising for the exam. Following a similar move by Apple last year, Google announced that it would reduce its fees from 30% to 15% for the first $1 million that developers make annually through Google Play.
It is a bit different from Apple’s approach; it applies to all developers – although the fee goes back to 30% for any money that exceeds the first million dollars. “We’ve heard from our partners making $2 million, $5 million a year and even $10 million a year that their services are still on their way to self-sustaining orbit,” wrote Sameer Samat of Google. “That’s why we’re taking advantage of this reduction in the first $1 million of total revenue each year that is available to every play developer who uses a play billing system regardless of size.” TikTok has added new teen protection tools to Instagram as a competition – Instagram says it is rolling out new security features that will prevent adult users from being able to communicate with teenagers who have not already followed them. Google’s Soli Radar is back to track the sleep of the new Nest Hub – we haven’t heard a peek at Project Soli since the technology was introduced with Pixel in late 2019.
China seeks to destroy Alibaba’s media empire: Reports – Over the years, Jack Ma has amassed a media portfolio in China that rivals Jeff Bezos of the United States.
Soccer uses AI and machine learning to verify Soccer identities – proving hotter than ever before – verifying that sorting is hotter than before. Overwolf Games, a $52.5M increase for its platform for creating, distributing and monetizing user-generated content – the company has about 30,000 creators, 90,000 modes and add-ons across a few thousand games and 18 million monthly users.
With the goal of becoming the ultimate source for location data, SafeGraph has risen $45M – there are plenty of companies selling data about physical locations, said Oren Hoffman, CEO of SafeGraph, his startup is “one of the few companies to sell this data to information science teams.”