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Tech 2021: The Antitrust Bogeyman Comes For Apple

Facebook and Google have been targets of monopolistic probes for years, but Apple joined the club this year. The iPhone maker in 2021 ended lawsuits brought against it by developers over how it runs the App Store. It announced a $100 million settlement in one class-action case, and was largely victorious in another involving Epic Games. Regulators from around the world are also paying attention to what Apple's doing. Look back at Apple's growing antitrust problem.

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    Regulators and Developers Protest Apple's Dominance

    How much control should Apple have over your iPhone?
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    How much control should Apple have over your iPhone?

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    Recode - Sara Morrison

    This story is part of a Recode series about Big Tech and antitrust. Over the next few weeks, we’ll cover what’s happening with Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Meta, and Google. We love our mobile apps. It’s hard to think of something that at least one of the nearly 12 million apps out there can’t do. Order a …

    Apple wins Epic antitrust suit
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    Apple wins Epic antitrust suit

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    POLITICO - By Leah Nylen

    The antitrust suit was filed by Epic after Apple kicked popular video game Fortnite out of its App Store in August 2020. A federal judge sided with Apple on Friday, finding that the iPhone-maker isn’t violating antitrust law by imposing tight restrictions on app developers and charging a 30 percent …

    EU accuses Apple of breaking antitrust law over music streaming
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    EU accuses Apple of breaking antitrust law over music streaming

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    CNN - Charles Riley

    London CNN Business — European regulators have accused Apple (AAPL) of violating EU antitrust law, saying the company’s app store rules unfairly restrict rival music services. Margrethe Vestager, the European Commission’s top antitrust official, said Friday that Apple is in breach of competition law …

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