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        OscarCP
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        I’ve read today that Apple is challenged by a newly formed coalition of companies because of “bullying” them when it comes to being allowed to sell their applications in the App Store. I got the news from the Washington Post and  recommend that article for those who have access to this heavily paywalled newspaper — not sure if others can read it or not; give it a try:

        https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/09/24/apple-antitrust-coalition/

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        Thirteen companies have banded together to try to break Apple’s control over its App Store, a move that formalizes the growing opposition the tech giant is facing from developers on its platform who increasingly have been standing up to its power.

        Fortnite parent Epic Games, online dating group Match Group, Spotify and others, all of whom have butted heads with Apple in the past, on Thursday formed the Coalition for App Fairness. They laid out a set of 10 principles they hope Apple will abide by or be forced into compliance on by regulators and lawmakers.

        Having found no other Web sites from recognizable sources carrying this news besides this other one, in I am posting also this link to an article from the “Washington Times” that is more accessible to non-subscribers:

        https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/sep/24/apples-smaller-rivals-unite-to-fight-iphone-app-st/

        Google is also being confronted by this coalition along with Apple, according to the articles.

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      • #2298761 Reply
        Alex5723
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        Google is also being confronted by this coalition along with Apple, according to the articles

        But not Sony’s PlayStation, Microsoft’s store and XBox, Amazon, eBay….

        • #2298901 Reply
          OscarCP
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          Just give them time and you’ll see … As the old Italian saying goes: “Piano, piano, si va lontano.”

          (Slowly, slowly one goes far.)

          Windows 7 Professional, SP1, x64 Group W (ex B) & macOS Mojave + Linux (Mint)

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        Alex5723
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        Google to Increase Push for Apps to Give Cut of In-App Purchases

        The Alphabet Inc. unit plans to issue updated guidelines as early as next week that clarify a requirement for most apps to use Google’s billing service for in-app content downloads, game upgrades and subscriptions. This system gives the company a 30% cut of purchases inside of apps on Android.
        While this requirement has existed for years, some major developers including Netflix Inc., Spotify Technology SA, Match Group Inc. and Epic Games Inc., have circumvented the rule. Netflix and Spotify apps prompt consumers to pay using a credit card, rather than their Play app store account, bypassing Google’s fee. Last year, Match Group’s Tinder dating app launched a similar payment process.

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