Google and Apple App Stores get 30% off and are Approved for Monopoly
In recent years, Apple and Google have frequently triggered lawsuits due to the issue of app platform extraction. It is rare for U.S. congressmen across the two parties to reach a consensus and put forward a proposal for the “Open App Markets Act”, hoping to promote the opening of Apple and Android 3rd party mall.
The reason for the “Open App Markets Act” proposal is that in recent years, many app developers are dissatisfied with Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store. Each commission is as high as 30%, which is too large.
As a result, the audio-visual platform Netflix uses the browser to pay to bypass the platform commission, but Goolge seems to realize that if developers follow this approach in the future, it may cause lower revenue. Therefore, it will start mandatory fees at the end of September and require developers to only use it. The subscription system of the Play Store.
The bill was co-sponsored by Democratic Senators Richard Blumenthal, Amy Klobuchar, and Republican Senator Marsha Blackburn. It is targeted at Apple and Google. They believe that the two giants should not force developers to use the platform’s payment mechanism, let alone because of it. Pricing issues punish developers; the bill also requires Apple to open third-party stores.
In fact, when the European Union was drafting the “Digital Markets Act” a few days ago, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that if third-party downloads are open, Apple’s own security will be undermined; therefore, US congressmen The proposed bill also has a proviso. If it can be proved that the reason for not allowing third parties to download is due to privacy, security, or fraud prevention, it can be allowed.