Our Guest this week is Jonathan Kay, Co-Founder, and CEO of Apptopia. Apptopia is a real-time competitive intelligence tool that provides actionable insights into mobile industry data.

This week we discuss the ethics of competitive app intelligence in the context of the recent SEC enforcement actions against App Annie. We dive deep into the allegations, discuss the tactics App Annie allegedly used to manipulate their data modeling, and talk about what it takes to build predictive models in a way that respects the privacy of individual companies. We also discuss the tension of regulation against innovation, and how it can be an important lever to level the playing field.

Plus, a U.S judge orders Apple to ease their App Store rules, and Stillfront acquires Jawaker for $205 million dollars.

Guest: Jonathan Kay

Industry Insights

App Annie and co-founder charged with securities fraud will pay $10M+ settlement – TechCrunch
Apple must ease App Store rules, U.S. judge orders – Reuters
Apple will let developers tell customers about alternatives to paying through the App Store, which could help them avoid Apple’s 30% fees – Business Insider
Stillfront acquires Jawaker for $205m – gamesindustry.biz

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