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Apple Reportedly Set to Face EU Antitrust Charges Over Spotify Complaint

Spotify’s two-year-old antitrust complaint against Apple in Europe over how the iPhone maker controls the App Store could come to a head as early as this week, as European Union regulators prepare formal charges against Apple, according to the Financial Times. Spotify lodged the complaint with the European Commission in March 2019, accusing Apple of using its control over app distribution on...

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