Gadget Lab Podcast: Why Apple App-Slapped Facebook

Move quick and break app retailer guidelines: That very properly could have been Facebook’s motto for awhile now, solely, we’re simply studying about it this week. After TechCrunch reported that Facebook was sidestepping Apple’s guidelines for enterprise apps and distributing a market analysis app to iOS customers as younger as 13 years previous, Apple quickly eliminated Facebook’s inner apps from its enterprise app program. Facebook wasn’t the one responsible get together: Google additionally had its wrist slapped by Apple this week, for a sneaky app of its personal.

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The massive query is what occurs subsequent, and whether or not this can solely escalate rising tensions between Apple and Facebook, two huge tech corporations that monetize their consumer bases in basically other ways. Also on this week’s Gadget Lab podcast: WIRED’s transportation editor Alex Davies joins us to speak about Tesla earnings and its preparation for the manufacturing of the Model Y.


Show notes: You can learn WIRED’s protection of the app smackdown right here and right here. And right here’s Alex Davies’ story on the Tesla Model Y.

Recommendations: Arielle recommends these funky new Casper sensible lights in your bedside. Lauren pre-recommends Maid, a ebook by Stephanie Land (pre-recommends as a result of she hasn’t completed the ebook but.) Mike recommends the TV collection Lodge 49, a comedic drama that can shatter any illusions you continue to had a few first rate, post-recession, middle-class existence.

Send the Gadget Lab hosts suggestions on their private Twitter feeds. Arielle Pardes will be discovered at @pardesoteric. Lauren Goode is @laurengoode. Michael Calore will be discovered at @snackfight.

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