Does the App Store Need to be Reined In?

Posted on AllSides August 17th, 2020

This Abridge News topic aggregates four unique arguments on different sides of the debate. Here are the quick facts to get you started:

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  • On Aug 13, Epic Games, creator of the ever-popular Fortnite game, was removed from Apple's App Store and Google's Google Play store after Epic encouraged its mobile-users to circumvent Apple and Google and pay Epic directly. Epic Games quickly sued Apple and Google in federal court alleging antitrust violations.
  • Apps that are available through Apple's and Google's stores are subject to a 30% commission
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