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New App Store Policies Target Chinese In-App Tipping Economy

Apple is aiming to firmly regulate China’s tipping economy with the introduction of two new App Store policies. According to a new report from Quartz, if an iOS app allows tipping, it will have to do so as an in-app purchase, meaning that Apple gets 30 percent of all "tips" processed this way. Apple tightly controls what...

Apple Wants Chinese Messaging Apps to Disable ‘Tip’ Functions

Apple is reportedly stirring up controversy with several developers of social networking apps that are prominent in China. The issue concerns a “tipping” feature common in many of these apps, which allows users to pay content creators directly. A number of social networking apps, including the wildly popular WeChat, allow users to 'tip' each other using...