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Apple, Google app stores face new threat in Korea

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South Korea is poised to become the first country to impose restrictions on app stores run  by Apple and Google.

According to Bloomberg, South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s Democratic Party used its

majority advantage to introduce legislation that would ban tech companies from forcing

developers to use their online payment systems.

 

The influence of the ruling party in Parliament suggests that the Telecommunications

Business Act is likely to be passed early next week, when the next full session takes place.

 

The law threatens to cut off the revenue streams of two of America’s biggest tech firms,

particularly those that control the download and payment of most smartphone apps.

This dominance has led to numerous lawsuits accusing Apple and Google of charging

unfairly high commissions and blocking other competing services.

 

Apple and Google have fought and lobbied politicians to block the implementation of

the new law in South Korea. Both tech giants on Thursday expressed concern about the

bill, saying it risks limiting local developers’ business opportunities on their platforms.

According to Apple, the proposed change would expose users to fraud, undermine privacy,

and interfere with parental controls.

“Although the law has yet to be passed, we are worried that the rushed process will

not sufficiently analyze the negative impact of the new law on Korean consumers and app developers,”

said the chief executive officer public book by Google Wilson White wrote in email.

 

The bill was filed last year, after Google announced it would require all apps using

its payment system to charge a commission of up to 30% on in-app purchases.

This popular model is also used by Apple. Earlier this year, Google had to reduce

commissions to 15% for the first $1 million in revenue made by developers, partly

due to the global backlash.

 

According to Park Seong-ho, president of the Korea Association of Internet Corporations,

the new law will prevent companies from becoming monopolized over user data.

It also doesn’t violate the US-Korea Free Trade Agreement because it doesn’t mention specific companies.

“Korea is one of the few countries where Google, Apple and Facebook have yet to fully conquer the market.

We are very proud if this bill can affect the policies of Google and Apple,”

Park said.

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Ronaldo Asks Man Utd board to Replace Solskjaer with Zidane

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Ronaldo Asks Man Utd board to Replace Solskjaer with Zidane

According to El Chiringuito, Cristiano Ronaldo has advised Manchester United’s board to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with Zinedine Zidane.

Following a 4-2 loss to Leicester City on Saturday, Solskjaer has been under greater scrutiny.

The Red Devils have lost three matches in the Premier League.

United’s leadership is said to have given Solskjaer their full support, believing the 48-year-old would enhance the team’s performance.

Senior officials at Old Trafford, on the other hand, are weighing their alternatives and have identified him as a viable contender, based on Ronaldo’s proposal.

According to the report, Zidane has met with United’s management, but he is interested in succeeding Didier Deschamps as France’s new head coach.

It’s also been reported that Zidane was approached by both PSG and Newcastle United, but the former Real Madrid manager declined both offers.

 

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Tinubu will be a presidential candidate for the APC, according to a lawmaker

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Tinubu will be a presidential candidate for the APC, according to a lawmaker.

Hon Gbolahan Yishawu, a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, has stated that the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, is ready to nominate Bola Tinubu, the party’s national leader, as its presidential candidate in 2023.

The outcome of Saturday’s State Congress, according to Yishawu, demonstrated that they were ready to appoint Tinubu the APC’s flag bearer.

The legislator, who represents Eti-Osa II, made the statement immediately after the congress, which took place at Lagos State’s Mobolaji Johnson Arena Stadium.

The success of the Congress, according to Yishawu, demonstrated that internal democracy was here to stay.

He praised party members for maintaining peace and order throughout the congress’s conclusion.

“As you can see here, everything is peaceful and orderly, and the rules and regulations of the party are being played according to the party’s constitution, and we are upholding all democratic and pragmatic stakeholders of today, internal democracy is working in the All Progressive Congress party,”

he said.

“For us in Lagos State, the Congress demonstrates that we are one and unified, and that we can galvanize ourselves, and by God’s help, our wish is for our leader, Aisiwaju Bola Tinubu, to be the party’s presidential candidate in 2023.”

Tinubu is rumored to be eyeing the presidency in 2023.

Posters have been seen in certain states, and a campaign office has been established in Abuja.

Despite the outpouring of support from his fans, the former governor of Lagos State has stayed mute about his presidential ambitions.

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Oko Chukwu, the Deputy Governor of Abia, salutes Ikpeazu, at 57 and pledges his support.

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Oko Chukwu, the Deputy Governor of Abia, salutes Ikpeazu, at 57 and pledges his support.

Rt. Hon Ude Oko Chukwu, the Deputy Governor of Abia State, has praised his boss, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, for their overall cordial relationship and synergy.

He restated his sincere commitment to continue to support and collaborate with Ikpeazu in all of his efforts to provide the people of the state and Nigeria with a strong and effective democratic government.

The praise was contained in a statement issued by the Deputy Governor and made available to journalists in Umuahia on Sunday by his Chief Press Secretary, Obasi Okibeh Onwukah, congratulating Governor Ikpeazu on his 57th birthday on Monday.

Oko Chukwu said it was thrilling to be a part of the Abia administration, which has been led by Governor Ikpeazu since 2015, especially because of the state’s historic successes in all areas of the economy, which have substantially improved the state’s face and fortunes.

According to him, there are a thousand and one plausible reasons to thank and appreciate God for the clean bill of health he has bestowed upon the State Chief Executive, adding that his entire family is relying on God’s divine assurance to confidently declare that Kinetic Governor will continue to celebrate many more glorious birthdays ahead in stronger and healthier condition.

While congratulating him on his 57th birthday, the Abia Deputy Governor prayed that God Almighty would sustain and empower him in everything that he does in order to positively and effectively lead Abia State to higher heights for the glory of God and the common welfare of humanity.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari congratulated Governor Ikpeazu on his 57th birthday milestone on Sunday.

To honor the Abia Governor, the President joined the whole Ikpeazu family, their friends, and acquaintances.

Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, made the announcement on Sunday.

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