Spotify and Deezer urge EU to lean on Apple

From Engadget - December 14, 2017

In a letter to the president of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, Spotify co-founder Daniel Ek and Deezer chief executive Hans-Holger Albrecht urge the ratification of methods to ensure a "level playing field" by curtailing firms that are "regularly abusing their advantaged position."

Spotify and Deezer are reportedly unhappy that Apple takes a 30 percent cut from the subscription fee when a user signs up for their respective services via the App Store. And, it seems Apple's decision to change that to a 15 percent slice after the first year was not good enough. Spotify is also clearly still upset over Apple's decision to hold back one of its app updates last year, for which it accused the tech titan of trying to squash competition.


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