Apple's annual shareholder meeting
Apple hosts its yearly meeting of shareholders today starting at 12 noon ET. Read on for live news and updates.
While shareholders are meeting in California today, representatives from Apple in Europe are meeting with EU regulators over misleading freemium apps, which are free to download but require in-app purchases, in Apple's app store. The European Commission wants better consumer protection measures after getting a variety of complaints from around the EU. From Gamasutra:
During the meetings the Commission intends to work out regulations that prevent games from directly urging children to purchase in-game items or persuade an adult to purchase in-game items for them, require app makers to provide a valid email address that can be used to contact them in case of complaints, and prevent apps from automatically charging a player's credit card or other payment system without the player's express consent.
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