New Senate bill targets Apple and Google’s app store tactics

Developers would be allowed to sue for injunctive relief. “They [Apple and Google] are so beyond the pale in their abusive tactics. It is a blatant, craven textbook abuse of economic power,” Blumenthal told MarketWatch in a phone interview shortly before the bill was introduced. “Sometimes the abuses by Big Tech are abstract, but here the impact is very direct on consumers [via a 30% commission fee] and in the stifling of innovation through ‘copy and kill’ app tactics.” Apple and Google reach billions of consumers through the App Store and Google Play Store, respectively.

Link: New Senate bill targets Apple and Google’s app store tactics
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