Russian lawmaker tries to curb mobile app payouts for Apple and Google

A Russian lawmaker submitted draft legislation on Tuesday that would cut and cap the commission on the sale of mobile applications by tech giants Apple and Google.

The bill, submitted to Russia’s lower house of parliament by lawmaker Fedot Tumusov, stipulates that commissions on the sale of applications be capped at 20%. Apple currently collects a 30% commission on sales in its App Store. The bill, if adopted, would also oblige app sellers to pay a third of their commissions to a special training fund for IT specialists on a quarterly basis.

“Lowering the commission and having the ability to bring products to users is a growth opportunity for IT developers,” Tumusov wrote on social media. The news comes as app makers, including Epic Games, have challenged Apple’s and Google’s right to take a large commission on their sales …

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How to Get Started with Bottlerocket OS

Bottlerocket OS is a new operating system from Amazon tailored to host containers in the cloud. It is a stripped-down Linux implementation, to be more precise, that includes the Linux Kernel with support for an atomic update mechanism and is capable of providing automatic updates. This free, open-source, Linux-based operating system is largely written in Rust and is primarily focused on running within Amazon’s cloud infrastructure. It provides a reliable, consistent, and secure platform that can be leveraged in container-based environments.

This article presents a discussion on container-based environments, the benefits of using the Bottlerocket OS, and how one can get started using this new operating system.

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Mission Barns To Start Taste Tests Of Its Cell-Based Bacon

Berkeley, California-based food tech Mission Barns is planning to start tastings of its cell-based bacon and pork fat this month. The startup is now discussing partnerships with leading food companies to use its cultured animal fat, grown in bioreactors using its proprietary technology, with plant-based components to create “hybrid” alternative meats that are cruelty-free and sustainable, yet unrivalled in terms of taste.

Founded by Eitan Fischer and David Bowman in 2018, Mission Barns is one of the few cultivated food tech startups focused on developing cruelty-free animal fats. Using cells that have been isolated from animals and placed in a warm cultivator, the startup grows the cells into meat or animal fat by feeding it nutrients, vitamins, sugars and proteins…

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iPad Air 4. generácie. Takéto parametre očakávame!

Už v septembri môže byť predstavený nový iPad Air 4. generácie. Tento tablet sa dočká výraznej medzigeneračnej zmeny. Výrobca si dá záležať na novom dizajne a na špičkových parametroch. V dnešnom článku sa dočítate, čo od neho očakávame.

Dizajn ako iPad Pro Začnime tvarom. Pred niekoľkými dňami ste mohli vidieť schémy zariadenia vďaka uniknutému manuálu. Na obrázkoch sa dalo pozorovať, že Apple nebolo veľmi kreatívne pri jeho navrhovaní. Použilo overenú klasiku a iPad Air 4. generácie “zabalilo” do tela iPadu Pro (2018). Vôbec nám to ale neprekáža…

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Verily, Google’s health-focused sister company, is getting into insurance

It’s launching a new subsidiary, Coefficient.

Verily Life Sciences, the health care company owned by Alphabet, is getting into insurance, the company announced today. Verily is launching a new subsidiary for the effort called Coefficient Insurance Company, which will be backed by the commercial insurance unit of Swiss Re Group.

Coefficient plans to offer stop-loss insurance. The explanation for stop-loss is a little technical, but it boils down to this: Employers that pay for employee health claims out of pocket buy stop-loss insurance. Once they hit the predetermined point of money they pay for their employees’ health, the stop-loss insurance company pays the rest …

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