Apple, Google fight to keep control of their app stores; and Credit Suisse’s Mozambique mess

29 October 2021 00:00

Duration: 22:16

Both Apple and Google are grappling with mounting antitrust concerns over the way they manage their app stores. In a stunning development, Google has agreed to slash its Play Store commission fee from 30 percent to 15 percent — ending the set-in-stone cut that has become synonymous with doing business with app stores. Meanwhile, Apple is hoping to reach a settlement with small developers, in what is shaping up as a do-or-die struggle for the Big Tech company as it attempts to retain unfettered control of its App Store. Also on today’s podcast: the monster penalty imposed on Credit Suisse over financial-crime failings. The “tuna bonds” affair isn’t so much about the eye-watering $475 million fine as it is about how far the long arm of US justice can reach.

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