Spotify, 7 other firms call for crackdown on Apple – News Today

Audio streaming platform Spotify and seven other European companies have urged the European Commission to take “quick and decisive action” against Apple over its “anti-competitive” and “unfair” practices that have hindered its business. I am asking you to take Companies calling on the European Commission to take action against Apple come from various digital sectors, including publishing, audio streaming, web software, telecoms and markets. “For years, Apple has imposed unreasonable restrictions on our business. These restrictions hinder our development and harm European consumers. to Apple’s proprietary payment system, imposing excessive fees on app developers, creating artificial obstacles that prevent our business from communicating freely with our customers, and allowing developers to Restrictions on access to user data. “Apple benefits from its dominant position in the mobile ecosystem, extracting exorbitant rent from app developers who are forced to stay in the App Store to reach European consumers.” The letter says it’s time for the EU to take urgent action to end Apple’s “abusive” behavior. “We therefore seek prompt determination in the competition lawsuit against Apple for its illegal and anticompetitive conduct in connection with its music streaming service,” the letter said.

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