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  • App economy is European job creator

    We’ve known for a while now that the app marketplace is a job creator – not just in the U.S., but also around the world. Last week, Apple announced it created or contributed 629,000 jobs across Europe, attributing over 500,000 of these to the app economy, as reported in ZDNet by Charlie Osborne. We saw similar [...]

  • ACT and Ukraine: Related in more ways than one

    One month from today I was supposed to board a plane, fly to Ukraine, and serve as an education volunteer through the Peace Corps for 27 months – but instead I’m at ACT.  Plans change pretty quickly when your future host country turns into a hotbed of political dispute, and you end up loving your [...]

  • ACT member: Digital first-sale would kill innovation

    Our friend and ACT member Scott Stanfield raised concerns about the expansion of first-sale doctrine at a roundtable discussion hosted by the PTO last week in Berkeley, CA. Scott is the CEO of the California-based company, Vertigo Software, which employs more than 60 people. Foremost among the issues he raised is the unsustainability of an app marketplace where a “used” copy could [...]

  • The launch countdown has begun

    September is nearing which means the tech world is eagerly awaiting the debut of Apple’s newest mobile devices. Speculation mounts as the date draws near, and through the clutter of speculation and rumor has emerged the date of the unveiling: Tuesday, September 9, courtesy of re/code’s John Paczkowski. And this year, there’s one thing we’re [...]

  • Developers: Changes coming to Apple’s Gatekeeper

    Apple’s malware thwarting Gatekeeper launched more than two years ago, coinciding with the release of OS X Mountain Lion. Gatekeeper gives users control over what kinds of apps are installed on a computer, with the default allowing only Mac App Store apps from identified developers. While a user can easily choose to disable the setting, the [...]

  • App Industry Under Threat from Today’s Court Decision

    ACT | The App Association issued the following statement today in response to the District Court ruling that requires Microsoft to provide federal investigators access to email communications stored overseas. “It is clear from today’s actions that the court is out of step with global privacy concerns,” said ACT President Jonathan Zuck. “This has the [...]

  • Commissioner Brill and Morgan Reed Debate Mobile Health Regulation

    Last week, FTC Commissioner Julie Brill and ACT’s Morgan Reed took the stage at The Hill’s Tech in Policy event to discuss mobile health. While Morgan urged a focus on the behavior of entities,  Commissioner Brill staked out her position that both the collection and use of health data by third-party apps should be treated equally. It became [...]

  • FTC’s Brill & ACT’s Reed talk tech at Hill Newseum event

      Tech in Policy: Innovation Impacting Washington ACT | The App Association Executive Director Morgan Reed and FTC Commissioner Julie Brill will discuss health and education policy at The Hill’s Tech in Policy event on July 23rd at the Newseum.  Commissioner Brill is leading the FTC’s efforts to review consumer privacy and security in healthcare [...]


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