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Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee Investigation Reveals Digital Economy Highly Concentrated, Impacted By Monopoly Power Press Release, House Committee on Judiciary (10/6/2020)

Additional Reading: New York Times, Bloomberg, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post; Key quotes/excerpts from Judiciary Report


Microsoft sides with Apple critics in adopting new app store principles – Reuters (10/8/2020)


Leading App Developers Form The Coalition for App Fairness to Promote Competition and Protect Innovation on Digital Platforms – Press Release, Coalition for App Fairness (9/24/2020)

Additional reading: The Verge, Wall Street Journal, New York Times


The company behind Fortnite dared Apple to shutter its game on iPhones. Now Apple has gone ahead and sort of done that – ReCode (8/13/20)

Additional reading: The Verge, USA Today, Spotify’s statement in support of Epic Games, New York Times

Commentary: Stratechery, Benedict Evans


Apple’s App Store commission structure called into question in antitrust hearings – Tech Crunch (7/29/20)

Additional reading: Financial Times, CNBC


Telegram files EU antitrust complaint against Apple’s App Store – Financial Times (7/29/20)


Press Release: Antitrust Commission opens investigations into Apple’s App Store rules – European Commission (6/16/20)

Additional reading: Reuters, New York Times, Music Business Worldwide,  The Platform Law Blog, Associated Press,  The Verge, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times

What others are saying: BEUC, News Media Europe, European Digital SME Alliance, Match Group, Time is Ltd., SkyDemon, Epic Games, European Publishers Council , ProtonMail, Epic Games


Spotify CEO Expects Apple to Further Open Up Its Platform – Bloomberg (5/5/20)

Additional reading: The Verge


Why the Spotify antitrust complaint against Apple is crucial for European digital SMEs – European Digital SME Alliance (12/18/2019)


Inside Our Apple App Store Ordeal – The Information (12/9/19)


Siri Comes to Spotify on iOS 13 Amid Anti-Trust Concerns – Fortune (10/8/19)

Additional reading: CNBC, Forbes


Apple’s Default iPhone Apps Give It Growing Edge Over App Store Rivals – Bloomberg (10/2/19)


How Apple Stacked the App Store With Its Own Products – The New York Times (9/9/19)


How Apple uses its App Store to copy the best ideas – The Washington Post (9/5/19) 


Apple Dominates App Store Search Results, Thwarting Competitors – The Wall Street Journal (7/23/19)


Apple’s Latest Defense Against Spotify Criticisms Again Misses the Point – The Motley Fool (6/25/19)


Apple cites irrelevant Spotify subscription stats in new antitrust defense – The Verge (6/24/19) 

Additional reading: Variety 


Apple makes a lot of money out of our apps – Financial Times (6/7/19)


Even Apple’s ex-head of app reviews says App Store is unfair to Spotify, Netflix – CNET (5/29/19)

Additional reading: Medium, The Verge


Apple’s latest defense of the App Store just shows how hard it is to compete with Apple – The Verge (5/29/19)

Additional reading: CNET


In setback for Apple, U.S. Supreme Court lets App Store antitrust suit proceed – Reuters (5/13/19)

Additional reading: New York Times, TechCrunch, Wired


Brussels poised to probe Apple over Spotify’s fees complaint – Financial Times (5/5/19) 

Additional reading: CNBC, The Verge, Bloomberg, TechRadar, Engadget, TechCrunch, Mashable, Politico


Why Does Apple Control Its Competitors? Regulators should take a close look at the iPhone App Store – New York Times Editorial Board (5/2/19)


Apple Cracks Down on Apps that Fight iPhone Addiction – New York Times (4/27/19)

Additional reading: Vox, Business Insider, CNET, Engadget, The Verge


Schibsted becomes latest publisher to back Spotify’s feud with Apple – Digiday (4/16/19)


Apple Now Faces 3 Separate Antitrust Accusations In Europe: Spotify, Kaspersky, and The Netherlands – Forbes (4/11/19)


Apple Faces Dutch Antitrust Probe Over Favoring Its Own Apps – Bloomberg (4/11/19)

Additional reading: Politico EU, CNN, MacRumors


Changes to EU antitrust enforcement on Big Tech urged – Financial Times (4/3/19)


Apple News+ accused of violating App Store guidelines – Cult of Mac (3/28/19)


We are taking Spotify’s complaint against Apple seriously, says EU Competition CommissionerCNBC (3/28/19)


The squeeze of monopolistic platforms – Axios (3/27/19)


Apple’s push into subscriptions raises new competition concerns, antitrust experts sayThe Washington Post (3/26/19)


Spotify’s antitrust complaint against Apple over the ‘app tax’ is well founded – Inc. (3/19/19)


Kaspersky Lab files antitrust complaint against Apple alleging monopolistic App Store policies – 9to5Mac (3/19/19)


Spotify Responds to Apple’s Response Over App Store Flap, Calls Company a ‘Monopolist’ – Variety (3/15/19)


Euro Publishers back Spotify complaint against Apple – Advanced Television (3/15/19)


Deezer and Anghami back Spotify’s Apple antitrust complaintMusic Ally (3/14/19)


Spotify’s Apple Music Complaint Was a Near Decade in the Making – Bloomberg (3/13/19)

Additional reading: Music Ally, Billboard, Reuters, New York Times, Variety