USA Apple against Fortnite: this is how the technological trial of the year has ended
, the parent company of
, filed a lawsuit in federal court in
on Monday accusing
of abusing monopoly power over its
, the app store for
The litigation comes as part of an ongoing battle by
and other companies to force
to loosen control of their respective app stores.
Match's lawsuit comes after
by requiring its family of apps to use the internet giant's payment system, which charges up to 30% for transactions, the court document explains.
"A Death Sentence"
has been adamant that it will remove
apps from the
if they don't comply, Match says in the lawsuit, predicting such a punishment would be a "death sentence."
"This is a case of strategic market manipulation, broken promises, and abuse of power,"
denounced in the lawsuit.
has not commented on the lawsuit but has defended its store fees, arguing that they are consistent with industry standards and reasonable for operating a secure global platform that distributes digital content.
is the only gateway to installing content on
Apple mobile devices, users of
smartphones or tablets
can download apps at their own risk from platforms outside
's lawsuit alleges that despite having alternatives,
more than 90% of the time to install content.
is asking the court to order
Google to allow the
billing system to be bypassed
in its apps.
It also requests compensation for economic damages and legal fees, the amount of which has not been specified.
Apps involving demand include
'Lobby' for the regulation of the 'apps' market
and other companies have come together to
for a fair market.
Apple has also clashed in court with Fortnite maker
, which has sought to undermine
's control of the
, accusing it of operating a monopoly on the store.
In November, a federal judge ordered
Apple to relax its
, but said
had been unable to prove antitrust violations.
the moves to regulate the store in April.
He did so in a rare speech in Washington where he argued that the new rules could threaten the privacy of
"We are deeply concerned about regulations that would undermine privacy and security to target another target," Cook told a meeting of
the International Association of Privacy Professionals
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