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Top iOS games embark on IAP Product Red charity drive

Multiple leading developers will be donating all money generated by microtransactions to charity for the next two weeks. The initiative is part of the Apps for Red drive, which is supporting Product Red, the organisation founded by U2 vocalist Bono and activist Bobby Shriver. The money raised will go to …

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Now FTC targets Google, demands $19m in IAP refunds

Google has become the latest company to be targeted by the Federal Trade Commission regarding accidental microtransactions. With Apple and Amazon having already faced action, Google is now being asked to hand over $19m to refund app buyers whose children have unwittingly paid for in-app purchases. The amount covers IAPs …

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Amazon refusing to abide by FTC requests to tackle mobile IAPs made by kids

A request by the US Federal Trade Commission designed to ease the problem of children making in-app purchases is reportedly being resisted by Amazon. The Wall Street Journal reports that Amazon has said it would rather defend its approach in court” than adhere to a structured program of increased disclosure, …

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Evolution ‘doesn’t want’ players to use DriveClub’s microtransactions

DriveClub director Paul Rustchynsky has insisted that there’s no danger of the planned microtransactions detracting from the player base’s experience. Last month it seemed as if Rustchynsky had ruled out any possibility of the game using IAPs, only for it to be confirmed that earlier this month that microtransactions will …

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