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South Korea set to curb Google and Apple commission dominance

South Korea is likely to bar Google and Apple from charging software developers commissions on in-app purchases, the first such curbs by a major economy that could hurt the tech gi...

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US lawmakers introduce bill to rein in Apple and Google app stores

A bipartisan trio of senators introduced a bill that would rein in app stores of companies they said exert too much market control, including Apple and Google.

Platform News: Didi

Didi app takedown may hit revenue, other US-listed Chinese firms probed

Ride-hailing giant Didi Global Inc said a regulatory order that its app be removed from app stores in China could hurt revenue, while other newly US-listed Chinese firms also found...

Platform News: President Donald J Trump

Trump signs order banning transactions with eight Chinese apps including Alipay

President Trump has signed an executive order prohibiting trades with eight Chinese software applications, such as Ant Group’s Alipay, ” the White House stated, escalat...

Platform News: Epic Games, the maker of the Fortnite game

Federal judge dismisses some claims by Apple in fight against Epic Games

A federal judge in California has ignored a few of Apple’s counterclaims against Epic Games, Bloomberg News reported, narrowing the reach of a dispute that has seen that the ...

Platform Economy: TikTok and US politics

US will ‘vigorously defend’ TikTok executive order despite ruling

The US Commerce Department said on Sunday it would “vigorously defend” an executive order that tries to bar transactions with Chinese-owned short video-sharing app TikT...

Platform Economy: TikTok and US politics

US court agrees to expedite government TikTok app store ban appeal

A US appeals court on Wednesday agreed to fast-track a Justice Department appeal of a ruling preventing the government from banning new TikTok downloads from US app stores.

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US government appeals ruling to block its WeChat app store ban

The US Justice Department on Friday said it had been appealing a judge’s decision to prevent the government from barring Apple and Google from providing Chinese-owned messagi...

Platform Industry: Modi PM of India

Could India be planning to launch its own app store?

India is open to launching its own mobile app shop or enlarging an existing one if it receives sufficient demand from domestic firms for an alternative to Apple and Google platform...

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Australia’s ACCC to examine competition between Apple and Google app stores

Australia’s competition regulator has just said it would look into the use of and sharing of information by apps and the extent of competition between Apple Inc’s and G...