Russia's antitrust watchdog finds Apple abused App Store 'dominance'
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Russia’s antitrust watchdog finds Apple abused App Store ‘dominance’

Potential action from US lawmakers may not be what forces Apple to change how it does business. Following a year-long investigation into the company, Reuters reports Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) has found the iPhone-maker abused its do… Continue Reading…

Apple goes to war with the gaming industry
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Apple goes to war with the gaming industry

Most gamers may not view Apple as a games company to the same degree that they see Sony with PlayStation or Microsoft with Xbox, but the iPhone-maker continues to uniformly drive the industry with decisions made in the Apple App Store. The company made the news a couple times late …

Trump administration wants 'untrusted' Chinese apps removed from U.S. stores
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Trump administration wants ‘untrusted’ Chinese apps removed from U.S. stores

The Trump administration’s push to ban TikTok may eventually extend to numerous Chinese-developed apps. “We want to see untrusted Chinese apps removed from U.S. app stores,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said today. Pompeo made the comment while introducing the State Department’s updated “Clean Networks” effort, which is focused on …

Trump administration wants 'untrusted' Chinese apps removed from U.S. stores
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Trump administration wants ‘untrusted’ Chinese apps removed from U.S. stores

The Trump administration’s push to ban TikTok may eventually extend to numerous Chinese-developed apps. “We want to see untrusted Chinese apps removed from U.S. app stores,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said today. Pompeo made the comment while introducing the State Department’s updated “Clean Networks” effort, which is focused on …

Apple: iOS games need individual review, which blocks cloud gaming apps
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Apple: iOS games need individual review, which blocks cloud gaming apps

Cloud gaming is back for another go-round, however Apple’s mobile platforms are sitting this round out. While OnLive was able to deliver streamed gaming to iPads years ago, Stadia and GeForce Now have yet to make an iOS debut, and Microsoft ended sup… Continue Reading…

Trump administration wants 'untrusted' Chinese apps removed from U.S. stores
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Trump administration wants ‘untrusted’ Chinese apps removed from U.S. stores

The Trump administration’s push to ban TikTok may eventually extend to numerous Chinese-developed apps. “We want to see untrusted Chinese apps removed from U.S. app stores,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said today. Pompeo made the comment while introducing the State Department’s updated “Clean Networks” effort, which is focused on …

Trump administration wants 'untrusted' Chinese apps removed from U.S. stores
app store

Trump administration wants ‘untrusted’ Chinese apps removed from U.S. stores

The Trump administration’s push to ban TikTok may eventually extend to numerous Chinese-developed apps. “We want to see untrusted Chinese apps removed from U.S. app stores,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said today. Pompeo made the comment while introducing the State Department’s updated “Clean Networks” effort, which is focused on …

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This Week in Apps: A guide to the US antitrust case against Apple, Microsoft in talks to buy TikTok

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the TechCrunch series* that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. …

Telegram is the latest company to file an EU antitrust complaint against Apple
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Telegram is the latest company to file an EU antitrust complaint against Apple

If big tech thought that its antitrust reckoning would end with yesterday’s hearings, it’ll have its optimism sorely dented by what’s likely to follow. A number of smaller players are lobbing grenades over the fence in the hope of forcing regulators… Continue Reading…

Apple CEO Tim Cook to Congress: The App Store is in a 'street fight for market share'
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Apple CEO Tim Cook to Congress: The App Store is in a ‘street fight for market share’

Is Tim Cook more of a Ryu or a Ken?  Speaking to the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law via WebEx on Wednesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook defended the company from accusations of anticompetitive behavior when it comes to the App Store. At one point, Cook downplayed …