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Apple’s reduced App Store fees for small developers don’t fix antitrust concerns, developers warn

By Michael Acton and Khushita Vasant
  • 18 Nov 2020 11:23
  • 18 Nov 2020 12:28
Apple’s announcement today that it will reduce its App Store commission fee from 30 to 15 percent for smaller developers does nothing to fix underlying antitrust issues, Spotify, Protonmail, the Coalition for App Fairness and others warned.

While ACT | The App Association welcomed the move, saying it marks an important step in

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Michael Acton

Senior Correspondent


Michael is a senior correspondent for MLex in San Francisco, where he moved in 2020 after working in our Brussels bureau. Before joining MLex, he reported on EU politics as the Financial Times’ Nico Colchester Fellow in Brussels. Michael has a degree in International Relations and Politics from the University of Cambridge, and a degree in History and French from University College London and Paris IV Sorbonne.

Khushita Vasant

Chief Antitrust Correspondent, US


Khushita covers US antitrust enforcement and litigation for MLex. A former Brussels hand, she wrote about about antitrust & mergers for the Policy and Regulatory Report (PaRR), she has covered the EU's actions against Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon to name a few. Khushita specialises in tech and patent policy coverage which featured in the Concurrences Antitrust Writing Awards. Previously as a financial journalist for The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires, she wrote about monetary policy and the bond and currency markets. Khushita studied journalism at Mumbai University, and received an Erasmus Mundus scholarship for a masters from universities in Germany and Austria.

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