UK panel calls for new antitrust regulator targeting giant tech platforms

The tit-for-tat war of words between Spotify and Apple continued today, with the former calling the latter a “monopolist,” and that it’s response to the lawsuit was “entirely in line with our expectations,” according to Variety. The statement is the latest in a highly public spat between the two companies. On Wednesday, Spotify filed a complaint with the European Union, alleging that Apple uses unfair practices in the App Store. Specifically, Spotify is upset at the 30 percent that Apple charges developers for subscriptions, and it says that it’s designed to give Apple Music an unfair advantage in the marketplace. Essentially, to match Apple’s price with its 30 percent cut, it can’t match the price of Apple Music, and it’s at the mercy... Continue reading…

UK panel calls for new antitrust regulator targeting giant tech platforms

The U.K. plan arrives on the same day that a dispute between Spotify and Apple has blown up into a battle over the app store.

Wed 13 Mar 19 from The Washington Post

Spotify lodges EU complaint against Apple over unfair music competition

Swedish music streaming giant Spotify said Wednesday it had filed a complaint with the EU Commission against Apple, accusing its US rival of stifling competition in the online music market.

Wed 13 Mar 19 from Phys.org

Apple Claps Back At Spotify Basically Calling It A Money-Hungry Leech Squeezing Musicians

Following an antitrust complaint filed by Spotify with the European Commission, Apple has issued a lengthy statement defending its App Store policies, and refuting Spotify's claims that it ...

Sat 16 Mar 19 from HotHardware

Apple slams Spotify's 'misleading' claim App Store abuses its power - CNET

Spotify "wants all the benefits of a free app without being free," Apple says.

Fri 15 Mar 19 from CNET

'Let’s clear this one up right away': Apple throws jabs at Spotify's complaint in Europe

Apple fired back at Spotify after the music streaming company filed a complaint against the iPhone maker with the European Commission.        

Fri 15 Mar 19 from USA today

Apple responds to Spotify complaints over App store

The tech giant has hit back over claims that its App store is unfair and levies a tax on developers.

Fri 15 Mar 19 from BBC Technology

Apple slams Spotify's claim that it abuses its power with App Store - CNET

It says the music streaming service "wants all the benefits of a free app without being free."

Fri 15 Mar 19 from CNET

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