“Epic Games executed its most ambitious Fortnite live event yesterday, leading both Apple and Google to remove one of the world’s most popular games from their app stores. It was a well choreographed sequence of events designed to highlight the power Apple and Google hold over app stores, especially Apple’s walled garden. Epic Games has now filed lawsuits against both Apple and Google in a battle that’s likely to last months.” The Verge: Apple Has Finally Met Its Fortnite Match. (If both TikTok and Fortnite are unavailable, my kids may finally have to interact with me…)

+ ArsTechnica: Epic’s battle for ‘open platforms’ ignores consoles’ massive closed market. “Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo demand the same platform control—and the same 30% fee.”