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Apple Accused of ‘Power Grab’ in Senate App Store Hearing

  • Spotify, Match, Tile blast Apple over fees, barriers to rivals
  • Match lawyer says Apple told company: ‘You owe us every dime’
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Spotify Says Apple Is Abusing Power in the App Store
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Music-streaming service Spotify Technology SA and Match Group Inc., which operates online dating apps, accused Apple Inc. of squeezing software developers that depend on its App Store to reach customers by extracting monopoly profits and squashing competition.

Executives from the two companies, along with Tile Inc., which makes a tracking device for consumers, urged lawmakers at a Senate hearing Wednesday to tackle the dominance of Apple and Google over the digital marketplaces where users download apps.