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Google and Apple attacked on app store ‘monopoly’ – BBC News

Republican and Democrat senators criticise Apple and Google for alleged anti-competitive behaviour.



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By James ClaytonNorth America technology reporter
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image captionGoogle’s Sundar Pichai and Apple’s Tim Cook
Senators have grilled Apple and Google in Washington over “anti-competitive” behaviour related to their app stores.
Representatives from Tile, Spotify and Match also gave evidence, accusing the two tech firms of charging exorbitant fees and copying their ideas.
Both Apple and Google’s app stores charge fees of up to 30% for in-app purchases.
The two companies said…

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