Developers’ Desert: The Tipline for 4 March 2021

The Arizona House of Representatives passed a bill yesterday that would allow app developers and device users in the state to bypass Apple and Google’s payment systems. Developers looking to swap Silicon Valley for the Sonoran Desert can probably leave their Patagonia vests behind. It is sunny with a high of 70 degrees today in Phoenix, but cloudier for Amazon – which dodged Parler’s antitrust claims, but may have seen a foe promoted in Washington, DC. Also in Tipline, two hospital mergers fail to reach the finish line following opposition from the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission.

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