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China's App Store Fees Make Apple's Look Cheap

Some game makers are pushing back. 

Hi all, it’s Zheping in Hong Kong. The words “app store” appeared 340 times in the U.S. congressional report accusing Big Tech of abusing its market power. The report, which came out on Tuesday, cited complaints of developers like Epic Games Inc., which have been lobbying Apple Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google to scale back the 30% cut they take on app-related payments. The paper also laid out proposals to unwind the companies’ “monopoly power” over app distribution.  

But in China, a 30% cut of app sales sounds pretty good.