This Week in Tech: 15th - 19th October

October 19th, 2018 - Duncan McClean

In this week's roundup:

  • Google to start charging phone manufacturers to use their apps in Europe
  • Paul Allen - Microsoft co-founded dies aged 65
  • Netflix reaches record subscription total
This Week in Tech: 15th - 19th October

Google to start charging phone manufacturers to use their apps in Europe

In July, the European Union ruled that Google has to separate their apps and services from the Android operating system. This means that if phone manufacturers like Sony or Samsung want apps like Google Maps or Chrome on their devices then they will have to pay Google a license fee.

There will be two different fees that manufacturers will have to pay if the want Google's apps. They will have to pay one main fee for things like Maps the Play Store and YouTube and another fee for Chrome and Google Search.

Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google has written a blog post detailing what massive changes this will make for the Android ecosystem.

This Week in Tech: 15th - 19th October

Paul Allen - Microsoft co-founder dies aged 65

Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates has died aged 65.

The co-founder announced on Twitter at the start of the month that his struggle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma has come back after he fought the disease in 2009.

This Week in Tech: 15th - 19th October

Netflix reaches record subscription total

Online entertainment company, Netflix has reached a record subscription total of 137 milion dollars.

In the three months leading to September this year, Netflix gained seven million subscribers.


Duncan McClean

Founder of Iamlittle Tech Blog. Duncan writes most of the articles on Iamlittle Tech Blog.

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