France’s Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire
criticized Apple and Google for the way they run the App Store and Play Store. According to him, Google
and Apple have too much power against app developers. Le Maire will ask a court to look at it and fine tech giants if necessary.
“When developers want to develop their apps and sell them through Google or Apple,
those companies set the prices, Google and Apple get back some data, Google and Apple can unilaterally modify contracts with developers,” Le Maire told RTL
. “All of this is unacceptable, this isn’t the economy that we want.”
This isn’t the first time French officials have paid attention to the App Store and Play Store. Last month, ARCEP
president Sébastien Soriano shared a report that said that net neutrality should go beyond carriers and internet service providers. The ARCEP thinks that big tech companies also have
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