US government report takes aim at big tech, including Apple’s 30% App Store cut

A big new report by the Democrat-led US House of Representatives has slammed Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google for what it describes as “monopolistic” practices – and perhaps most notably, criticised Apple’s 30 per cent App Store cut.

That cut is, of course, a key issue in the ongoing Epic Games versus Apple lawsuit, a case which looks likely to drag on well into next year.

At 449 pages, the report takes its time to argue each of the aforementioned companies controls the lion’s share of their particular market, be it Apple’s mobile operating system, Google’s online search and advertising, Facebook’s social network and advertising, or Amazon’s dominance over the online retail market.

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