Apple vs Epic Games. Epic games, the producer of popular game Fortnite, is clashing with apple about the way payments on their app are transacted. How does big tech control the marketplaces and channels that it facilitates? What does this mean for sites accepting payments through their systems? PS Google also kicked them off
SPICY Uber and Lyft’s operations in California are saved by last minute ruling. The two companies have been in a legal battle over a California law aimed at gig-workers. The ridesharing giants are trying to call their bluff, and had threatened to pull out of the state, as making the changes would require an overhaul to their business model. What do you think about gig workers getting employment benefits? Is California attacking the gig economy? Are Uber and Lyft pushing a hard bargain?
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The 2020 Forward Festival runs August 13th-20th! There are 40+ great events happening over the 8 day period – for more info and to register, go here.
Be sure to join for the 8th annualForward Festival Startup Showcase on Tuesday, August 18th which is presented by Capital Entrepreneurs. The Startup Showcase is a high energy stage that celebrates and showcases what’s next in Madison’s startup ecosystem. It features an evening of startup pitches from some of Madison’s most compelling emerging companies, and is presented by CE. We’ll have 5 new presenting companies giving 5 minute pitches (see list below!) as well as 20+ alumni companies that will give a lightning round of 1-minute update pitches highlighting their recent successes.