• Twitter Blue pricing plans ($7/month through web, $11/month through App Store) leaked: app makers must hassle users due to Apple's in-app purchasing rules

    2 monthes ago - By FOSS Patents

    It's becoming clearer what Twitter acquirer Elon Musk and Apple CEO Tim Cook agreed upon when they met at Apple Park. At a time when Apple's astroturfers and other lobbyists are fighting hard to dissuade Congress from enacting the Open App Markets Act (see this tweet by Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney), Mr. Musk apparently prioritized Twitter's portion of Apple's advertising budget-presumably also hoping that Apple's presence on Twitter would affect other advertisers' view of the now-controversial platform-over long-term strategic interests that also matter to Tesla (which will be competing...
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  • Twitter to Charge $11 Per Month for Twitter Blue on iPhone, $7 on Website

    Twitter to Charge $11 Per Month for Twitter Blue on iPhone, $7 on Website

    2 monthes ago - By Mac Rumors

    Twitter plans to charge $11 per month for a Twitter Blue subscription on the iPhone in order to account for the 30 percent cut that Apple takes from in-app purchases, reports The Information. On the web, Twitter Blue will be priced at $7 per month.
    Prior to when Twitter Blue was paused, Twitter was charging $7.99 for a subscription, but the pricing will change before it relaunches. According to The Information , some employees have been briefed on the new pricing, but Twitter CEO Elon Musk is known for making snap decisions, so it is still not yet clear if plans could change.
    The higher...
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