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Spotify’s Apple Complaint Cuts to a Core Antitrust Issue

Spotify’s Apple Complaint Cuts to a Core Antitrust Issue

Mohammed Elshamy/Getty ImagesA wave of antitrust interest is washing over Europe and much of the United States, and Spotify is riding its crest.The Swedish audio-streaming giant lodged a complaint against Apple with the European Commission on Wednesday, accusing the company of abusing its position as owner of the App Store to stifle competition. Specifically, Spotify…

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Legal Scholar Tim Wu Says the US Must Enforce Antitrust Laws

Legal Scholar Tim Wu Says the US Must Enforce Antitrust Laws

Last week, presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) announced an ambitious plan to break up big tech companies like Google, Facebook, and Amazon and block them from selling their own products on their platforms.Warren called out Facebook's acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp and Google's acquisition of online advertising giant DoubleClick as examples of the deals…

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