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first_img RelatedThe Sky’s the Limit – the impact of deregulationnegotiators from the European Commission and the United States, reached agreement on a new “Open Skies” policyArticle 50 and Brexit: What does this means for EU travel?Article 50 has now been triggered, and so begins the formal process of the UK leaving the European Union. But what does this mean for your travel plans? Can you still travel within Europe? Do you need a visa for that city break now? We’ve put together this no-nonsense guide…Airlines ‘must pay’ for cancellationsPassenger power has been given a boost by indications that the European air travel industry is to come in for a major shake-up. A group of low cost airlines have come together to demand that the European Union (EU) gets the ball rolling on harmonising European air traffic management and implementing the long-awaited Single European Sky initiatives.The European Low Fares Airline Association called on the EU to start converging national aviation authorities into one efficient body – and deliver passengers and the environment considerable gains.A central recommendation urged the creation by 2010 of a single European aviation authority to handle both traffic management and safety issues, using the existing national authority headquarters as regional bases.Ryanair chief executive and also founding member of the European Low Fares Airline Association, Michael O’Leary , said: “The European Union’s Single European Sky project … has been gathering dust for over ten years because those responsible for the gross inefficiency of the system … are dragging their heels. Removing this inefficiency would equate to eliminating the emissions of 70 short-haul aircraft operating non-stop for a year and would deliver massive benefits to consumers and to the environment.”The UK’s National Air Traffic Services recently launched a parallel consultation on air traffic management over the south-east of England, announcing plans to pool the opinions of 3,000 MPs, local politicians, airport committee members and environmental stakeholders in a bid to improve congested air traffic zones.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

Prices wont go up for Tinder users but Google may miss out

first_img A Work Culture Built for All Generations by Ultimate Software Sponsored Content ShareVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:11Loaded: 13.81%0:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:11 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedEnglishAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenTinder and Fortnite are free for users to download on Android and iOS, with both apps offering a bevy of purchases that let users enhance their online dating and gaming experiences. The mobile battle-royale game first made waves when it sidestepped the Google Play Store, in an effort to avoid giving the search company up to 30% of its revenue. Now Tinder, one of Android’s highest grossing apps, is following suit. According to Bloomberg, via information obtained by research group Macquarie, users of the card-style dating app can expect a new way to pay for Tinder Plus, Tinder Gold, and other in-app purchases. Instead of using the credit card info they have on file in their Google Play Store account, users will be asked to enter their credit card information into the app. The transaction may appear the same on the users’ end, but Macquarie projects that the change would allow Tinder to avoid giving Google a portion of what it earns—30% of a user’s first year subscription costs, 15% in the years after.In an email to Fortune, Match Group, Tinder’s owner, chalked up the change to experimenting. “We constantly test new updates and features to offer convenience,” a spokesperson says. Tinder is expected to address the change during an August 6 earnings call.If successful, Tinder’s choice to use its own payment platform could result in a ripple effect. Alongside Fortnite, it serves as a model for Android software makers looking to pocket Google Play Store’s 15%–30% cost of doing Android business. And if more prominent apps bypass Google’s payment option, the company could see reduced profits from apps that its own platform helped make popular. Google did not respond to Fortune’s request for comment.This isn’t an Android-only issue. Apple’s ecosystem is also frustrating big name developers. In December 2018, Netflix stopped letting new users pay for its service through its iOS app. And in March, Spotify filed an anti-trust complaint against Apple with the European Commission, claiming that the App Store’s rules “purposely limit choice and stifle innovation at the expense of the user experience.” Apple responded to Spotify’s action by issuing a press release, saying that even though Apple takes a 30% cut of a user’s first year subscription, the slice drops to 15% in subsequent years. Apple also noted that Spotify keeps all the revenue it generates from its free, ad-supported tier. But with Apple’s move into subscription media with Apple Music, it’s unlikely the tech giant and the Swedish music streamer will kiss and make up. Google and Tinder, meanwhile, don’t swim in the same dating pool, meaning theoretically there’s a chance they could get back together—but don’t hold your breath.According to Bloomberg, Macquarie notes that once users enter their payment info into Tinder’s payment system, the option for Google Play’s payment platform is gets dumped from the app. More must-read stories from Fortune:—The fall and rise of VR: The struggle to make virtual reality get real—The Internet as we know it needs ‘a complete replacement’—Nintendo has a bold plan for competing with streaming—Why an EU investigation into Amazon could change the way the e-tailer works—Listen to our new audio briefing, Fortune 500 DailyCatch up with Data Sheet, Fortune’s daily digest on the business of tech.You May Like HealthFormer GE CEO Jeff Immelt: To Combat Costs, CEOs Should Run Health Care Like a BusinessHealthFor Edie Falco, an ‘Attitude of Gratitude’ After Surviving Breast CancerLeadershipGhosn Back, Tesla Drop, Boeing Report: CEO Daily for April 4, 2019AutosElon Musk’s Plan to Boost Tesla Sales Is Dealt a SetbackMPWJoe Biden, Netflix Pregnancy Lawsuit, Lesley McSpadden: Broadsheet April 4last_img read more