Apple’s in-app purchase rules could violate European competition law (page 2)

Music service files complaint with European commission over subscription ‘tax’Spotify has filed a complaint with European regulators arguing that Apple limits choice and competition in its app store, giving its own music streaming service an unfair advantage over rivals.Apple’s app store is an important distribution platform for Spotify. But Apple takes a 30% commission on all sales made through the app store – including music streaming subscriptions – which Spotify and many other third-party app developers have long complained is an unfair “tax”. Continue reading...

Apple’s in-app purchase rules could violate European competition law

Legal expert: Spotify has "pretty good case" against Apple.

Thu 14 Mar 19 from Arstechnica

Spotify: Apple's App Store abuses its power to 'stifle' rivals - CNET

Spotify asked European regulators to force Apple's App Store onto a "level playing field."

Thu 14 Mar 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

Spotify Hits Apple With EU Antitrust Complaint

After a decade of worsening relations with Apple, Swedish music streaming giant Spotify took the extraordinary step today of filing a formal antitrust complaint with the European Commission, ...

Wed 13 Mar 19 from Gizmodo

Spotify Files Antitrust Suit Against Apple In EU Over Debilitating Apple Tax

Streaming giant Spotify is delivering a strong message to Apple, which is both a partner of sorts and a rival, through a new antitrust suit and related marketing campaign. That message is to ...

Wed 13 Mar 19 from HotHardware

Spotify: Apple abuses App Store's power to 'stifle' rivals - CNET

Spotify's CEO Daniel Ek wants Europe regulators to force Apple's App Store into a "level playing field."

Wed 13 Mar 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

Spotify wants EU antitrust officials to investigate Apple

The music streaming service is asking European antitrust regulators to intervene in a dispute after failing to settle its differences with Apple.

Wed 13 Mar 19 from CNN

Spotify claims 'Apple tax' harms consumers, stifles rivals: files complaint with EU

Spotify CEO claims Apple's rules for its App Store, which includes an "Apple tax," for some companies, hurts consumers and stifles innovation.        

Wed 13 Mar 19 from USA today

Apple: Spotify wouldn’t be where it is today without us

Apple and Spotify are now engaged in a cold war. The war of words between Apple and Spotify are quickly escalating. Two days ago, Spotify’s CEO Daniel Elk wrote a blog post announcing ...

Fri 15 Mar 19 from Fastcompany Tech

Apple hits back at 'misleading' Spotify antitrust complaint 

Fri 15 Mar 19 from Telegraph.co.uk Tech

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