• Telegram files EU antitrust complaint against Apple's App Store

    14 days ago - By Ars Technica

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    Telegram, the messaging app, has become the latest company to file a formal antitrust complaint to the EU over Apple's App Store.
    In a complaint to EU competition chief Margrethe Vestager, Telegram, which has more than 400 million users, said Apple must “allow users to have the opportunity of downloading software outside of the App Store.”
    In June, Ms Vestager announced two antitrust investigations into Apple, one of which concerned the App Store. Apple's conflicts with developers over the rules of the App Store have also escalated recently. Read 12 remaining paragraphs | Comments
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  • Apple Offered to Halve App Store Fee to Get Amazon Prime Video on iOS and Apple TV

    Apple Offered to Halve App Store Fee to Get Amazon Prime Video on iOS and Apple TV

    14 days ago - By Mac Rumors

    Apple offered Amazon lower App Store fees to convince it to launch its Prime Video app on the ‌App Store‌ and Apple TV , documents published by the U.S. antitrust subcommittee have revealed.
    According to email correspondence between Apple's services chief Eddy Cue and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Apple struck a deal to bring Amazon Prime Video into the ‌App Store‌ by agreeing to take a 15% revenue share of subscriptions signed-up through the app. Apple usually takes a 30% share of all ‌App Store‌ subscription revenue, dropping to 15% only if the subscription continues for a second year.
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  • Telegram is the latest company to make antitrust complaint against Apple

    Telegram is the latest company to make antitrust complaint against Apple

    14 days ago - By 9to5Mac

    Just one day after Apple was questioned by the House Judiciary Committee, another antitrust complaint against Apple has been made - this time by secure messaging app Telegram .
    The Financial Times reports that Telegram submitted the complaint to the European Union's competition regulator...
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  • Encrypted Messaging App Telegram Files Antitrust Complaint Against Apple With EU

    Encrypted Messaging App Telegram Files Antitrust Complaint Against Apple With EU

    14 days ago - By Mac Rumors

    Apple is facing another antitrust complaint in Europe, this time from the developers of encrypted messenger app Telegram.
    In a complaint to the EU Commission, the app's creators argue that Apple must give iOS users the opportunity to download software outside of the App Store. The Financial Times reports:
    In a complaint to EU competition chief Margrethe Vestager, Telegram, which has more than 400m users, said Apple must "allow users to have the opportunity of downloading software outside of the ‌App Store‌".
    According to the paywalled report, Telegram's complaint recounted how in 2016 it...
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