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Apple CEO Tim Cook to Congress: The App Store is in a 'street fight for market share'

Mashable 29 Jul 2020 08:16
Apple CEO Tim Cook defended the company's App Store practices against claims of anticompetitiveness at a Congressional hearing on Wednesday.
Apple CEO Tim Cook defended the company's App Store practices against claims of anticompetitiveness at a Congressional hearing on Wednesday.
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Speaking to the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law via WebEx on Wednesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook defended the company from accusations of anticompetitive behavior when it comes to the App Store.

At one point, Cook downplayed claims of the App Store's alleged anticompetitiveness by arguing that Apple is in a “street fight for market share.” The Apple CEO cited Google's Android, Microsoft's Windows devices, and even video game consoles like Sony's PlayStation and Microsoft’s Xbox as competitors to the company’s apps platform.

Democratic Congressman Hank Johnson of Georgia hit Cook with questions ranging from the App Store approval process to Apple’s cut of third-party developers’ apps during a congressional hearing which included Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and Google CEO Sundar Pichai.

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