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Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service opens case against Apple over its refusal to allow alternative payment methods
Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) has opened a case against Apple as the company still doesn’t let developers add links to alternative payment methods outside the App Store.
Apple also investigated by Department of Justice. US lawmakers address “serious competition concerns” in app store space
On September 10, a federal judge in California ruled that app developers can now direct users to payment options outside the App Store. That said, the court failed to “ultimately conclude that Apple is a monopolist.” Nor did the ruling force Apple into allowing third-party app stores on iOS. The iPhone maker was also allowed to keep its steep 30% commission. While Epic has lost on 9 of 10 counts, the Fortnite company might just have powerful…
Matthew Ball on why there are no winners in Epic v. Apple judgment: “It helps only the largest developers”
Investor and advisor Matthew Ball has shared his thoughts on the ruling in the Epic Games v Apple trial. He explained how it doesn’t actually benefit either developers (least of all Epic, which lost on 9/10 counts) or consumers.
South Korea passes “Anti-Google law” ending Google and Apple’s commission domination at home
South Korea has become the first country to pass a law that ends Apple and Google’s power to dictate payment terms on their app marketplaces. This, analysts believe, sets “a potentially radical precedent for their lucrative app store operations everywhere from India to the U.S.”
It was Tencent all along! How China’s tech giant inspired Epic to bypass Google Play, something Google hoped Tencent would help stop
While the news around the Epic antitrust legal battle have been dropping for months now, it is just now that the court documents have been shared in an unredacted form.