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Lorna Garey
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7/21/2014 | 4:48:46 PM
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That 30% fee is a disincentive for Apple to do much. Most parents will suck it up and pay.
Thomas Claburn
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7/21/2014 | 4:42:04 PM
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Parents should take responsibility but there are some pretty deceptive ways to implement in-app purchasing. That said, I think the EU is going a bit too far in denying direct exhortations to kids to buy something. That's what advertising is.
Thomas Claburn
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7/21/2014 | 4:39:38 PM
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An iOS app that relied on PayPal as a payment mechanism for apps would never be approved -- it would bypass Apple control and deny it the 30% fee.
Lorna Garey
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7/21/2014 | 2:43:38 PM
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That's true also. And, if my kid racked up $40 or so, certainly she'd be paying for it directly. However, I do have some sympathy for people who get bills out of the blue for hundreds of dollars.
Lorna Garey
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7/21/2014 | 11:59:45 AM
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With the caveat that I don't play any of these games (no, really) isn't it a simple enough matter to just not allow Apple or Google to store a credit card number? Why not pay with PayPal and not give the child the password?


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