Tag: Waives

Apple waives App Store fee for FB online events till Dec 31


San Francisco, Sep 26 (IANS) Apple has temporarily waived its customary 30 per cent App Store fee on in-app purchases for paid online events by small businesses on Facebook.

The social networking giant said on Friday that online event fees will be processed through Facebook Pay without Apple collecting its 30 per cent cut, reports TechCrunch.

It means that small businesses will receive all of the earnings from their online events.

This Apple waiver will last until December 31 and will not apply to gaming creators.

Facebook last month launched a new ability for businesses, creators, educators and media publishers to earn money from online events on its platform.

Facebook Page owners can now create an online event, set a price, promote the event, collect payment and host the event, all in one place.

Facebook Pages in 20 countries around the world that meet the company’s partner

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Indian Man Pothugonda Medi Returns Home After UAE Waives Over Rs 1 Crore Visa Fine

Pothugonda Medi is a migrant labourer from Telangana. (Representational)


A 47-year-old Indian man, who stayed in the UAE without any documents for over 13 years, has been repatriated home after getting a waiver of half a million Dirhams (Rs 1,00,21,000) in visa dues, according to a media report on Tuesday.

Pothugonda Medi, a migrant labourer from Telangana, approached the Indian Consulate in Dubai after he lost his job following the coronavirus outbreak, the Gulf News reported.

“During the COVID-19 pandemic, he came to us as he could not find any odd jobs that he used to do earlier for his survival,” Jithendra Negi, Consul, Labour and Consular, at the Indian Consulate, was quoted as saying by the paper.

Mr Pothugonda told the Indian mission that he had come to the Gulf on a visit visa in 2007, however his agent abandoned him soon after.

The agent had not returned

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