Spain’s competition regulator on Tuesday fined Apple and Amazon a combined $218 million over a deal between the two companies that the watchdog said unfairly restricted sales of Apple devices by third-party sellers, inflating costs to consumers. The Spanish National Commission on Markets and Competition said the two companies violated antitrust law through a 2018 deal that made Amazon an...
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Streaming Services Should Beware Becoming Like Cable Companies
About a month ago, I finally reached my breaking point with YouTube TV, the streaming service I had subscribed to years earlier as a replacement for cable TV. I didn’t think twice about paying $40 a month for it in 2018, but after years of price increases—YouTube TV now costs $73 a month—I realized my family wasn’t watching it nearly enough to justify the money. So I ditched it. More...
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