US: Spotify and Apple trade responses

US: Spotify and Apple trade responses

On Wednesday, March 13, Spotify filed a complaint with the European Union, alleging that Apple uses unfair practices in the App Store. Specifically, Spotify is upset at the 30% that Apple charges developers for subscriptions, and it claims that it’s designed to give Apple Music an unfair advantage in the marketplace. Apple pushed back on […]

EU: Spotify files antitrust complaint against Apple

EU: Spotify files antitrust complaint against Apple

According to a reporte from Reuters, Spotify has filed a complaint with EU antitrust regulators against Apple, saying the iPhone maker unfairly limits rivals to its own Apple Music streaming service. Spotify, which launched a year after the 2007 launch of the iPhone, said on Wednesday that Apple’s control of its App store deprived consumers […]

EU: Spotify and Deezer ask regulators to stop Apple from abusing its dominance

EU: Spotify and Deezer ask regulators to stop Apple from abusing its dominance

A group of European tech companies have asked EU regulators to put a stop to what they see as anti-competitive practices from companies like Apple and Amazon. According to a report in the Financial Times, “Spotify co-founder Daniel Ek and Deezer chief executive Hans-Holger Albrecht called on Brussels to ensure ‘a level playing field’ by […]