A proposed agreement between Apple and a class-action lawsuit representing U.S. app developers includes a $100 million payout from Apple. The settlement agreement includes the right for developers to contact their users directly via email and offer payment options outside of the App Store. This is a nice win for small devs. But don’t worry: your Apple share price won’t be impacted by the settlement. Small devs will still have to pay hefty fees to sell their wares inside Apple’s ecosystem. This settlement just makes Apple’s terms and conditions a little less painful for small dev shops.

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About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, co-founder of Metacademy, and the CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and CNBC and writes a popular daily business blog. He’s the Co-Host of the award-winning podcast Techstream with Shelly Palmer & Seth Everett and his latest book, Blockchain - Cryptocurrency, NFTs & Smart Contracts: An executive guide to the world of decentralized finance, is an Amazon #1 Bestseller. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.

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