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Apple Says Spotify Wants 'the Benefits of a Free App Without Being Free'

Apple has responded to Spotify's European Commission (EC) complaint. In a press release, the company said that Spotify "seeks to keep all the benefits of the App Store ecosystem ... without making any contributions to that marketplace." It added that the App Store has generated $120 billion for developers while offering users a secure platform, and that Spotify is seeking to side to sidestep the rules that every other app follows. From a report: "Spotify has every right to determine their own bu...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Tech, App Store, Daniel Ek, European Commission EC, Siri HomePod


Spotify Accuses Apple Of Unfair Business Monopoly Practices

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek says that if Spotify pays this cut it has to “artificially inflate” its prices “well above the price of Apple Music.” But if it doesn’t pay, Apple applies “a series of technical and experience-limiting restrictions” that make Spotify an inferior experience. Ek also notes that Apple “routinely blocks our experience-enhancing upgrades,” including locking Spotify and other competitors out of Apple services like Siri, HomePod, and Apple Watch. – The Verge
Tags: Apple, Art, Spotify, Music, EK, Daniel Ek, Siri HomePod, 03.13.19


Spotify CEO Daniel Ek's Statement On EU Anti-Competition Complaint Against Apple [FULL TEXT]

Spotify it has filed an anti-trust complaint against Apple with the European Commission. The complaint centers on the 30% Apple charges for app store subscriptions and purchases and polices that Spotify CEO Daniel Ek says,"deliberately disadvantage other app developers." The full text of Spotify CEO Daniel Ek's statement: My goal for Spotify is and has always been to reimagine the audio experience by giving consumers the best creativity and innovation we have to offer. For that to be...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Music, EC, Daniel Ek, Apple Music, Bruce Houghton, Apple Apple, European Commission EC, Siri HomePod, EU Anti Trust Complaint Against Apple, EU Anti Competition Complaint Against Apple


Spotify Files EU Anti-Trust Complaint Against Apple

Spotify announced Wednesday that it has filed an anti-trust complaint against Apple with the European Commission. The complaint is centered on the 30% that Apple charges for in app purchase and polices that Spotify CEO Daniel Ek says,"deliberately disadvantage other app developers."   "In recent years, Apple has introduced rules to the App Store that purposely limit choice and stifle innovation at the expense of the user experience - essentially acting as both a player and referee to...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Music, US, Eu, EK, Streaming, EC, App Store, Daniel Ek, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton, Apple Apple, Siri HomePod, EU Anti Trust Complaint Against Apple


Spotify CEO Daniel Ek's Statement EU Anti-Competition Complaint Against Apple [FULL TEXT]

Spotify it has filed an anti-trust complaint against Apple with the European Commission. The complaint centers on the 30% Apple charges for app store subscriptions and purchases and polices that Spotify CEO Daniel Ek says,"deliberately disadvantage other app developers." The full text of Spotify CEO Daniel Ek's statement: My goal for Spotify is and has always been to reimagine the audio experience by giving consumers the best creativity and innovation we have to offer. For that to be...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Music, Streaming, EC, Daniel Ek, Apple Music, Music Business, Music Tech, Apps & Mobile, Bruce Houghton, Apple Apple, European Commission EC, Siri HomePod, EU Anti Trust Complaint Against Apple


Spotify Files Complaint Against Apple With the European Commission Over 30% Tax and Restrictive Rules

Spotify today filed a complaint with EU antitrust regulators against Apple, saying the iPhone maker unfairly limits rivals to its own Apple Music streaming service. Spotify CEO Daniel Ek writes in a blog post: In recent years, Apple has introduced rules to the App Store that purposely limit choice and stifle innovation at the expense of the user experience -- essentially acting as both a player and referee to deliberately disadvantage other app developers. After trying unsuccessfully to resolve ...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Tech, Eu, EC, App Store, Daniel Ek, Apple Music, Apple Apple, Siri HomePod


Spotify is going to war with Apple, filing an antitrust complaint over fears it is crushing competitors

Spotify has filed an antitrust complaint against Apple with the European Commission. In an open letter, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek said Apple is acting 'as both a player and referee to deliberately disadvantage other app developers.' He took particular issue with Apple's 30% tax on purchases made through the App Store. Spotify is going to war with Apple after submitting an antitrust complaint with the EU. Spotify CEO Daniel Ek wrote an open letter explaining the reasoning behind the complaint, whi...
Tags: Apple, Google, Spotify, Trends, Eu, Netflix, EK, European Commission, Silicon Valley, EC, Jeff Bezos, App Store, Daniel Ek, Apple Music, Apple Apple, European Commission EC


Apple acquires talking Barbie voicetech startup PullString

Apple has just bought up the talent it needs to make talking toys a part of Siri, HomePod, and its voice strategy. Apple has reportedly acquired PullString, also known as ToyTalk, according to Axios’ Dan Primack and Ina Fried. The company makes voice experience design tools, artificial intelligence to power those experiences, and toys like talking Barbie and Thomas The Tank Engine toys in partnership with Mattel. Founded in 2011 by former Pixar executives, PullString went on to raise $44 mill...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Gadgets, Apps, Hardware, Developer, Entertainment, Siri, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, M&a, Barbie


Apple is releasing iOS 11.4 with support for Messages in iCloud, AirPlay 2 and more

Apple this afternoon will officially release the latest version of its iOS software for your iPhone and iPad, iOS 11.4, which at last adds support for Messages in iCloud, along with other new features, including most notably, AirPlay 2 and an update that allows two HomePod speakers to work together as a stereo pair. Messages in iCloud was first announced a year ago at WWDC 2017 as a way of keeping conversations up-to-date across all your Apple devices, including iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Mobile, Australia, Imessage, Germany, Siri, Tech, Messages, Airplay, Canada France, HomePod, Siri HomePod, Amazon s Alexa, Germany Calendar


Welcome HomePod: Apple Joins Smart Speaker Space

Amazon and Google beat Apple to the smart home speaker space. Now they can make room for HomePod, featuring the voice of Siri and the musical chops of Apple Music. Announced at Apple’s worldwide developers conference last June, HomePod features bigger speakers for optimal music playback and integrates with Siri, the company’s digital assistant and other services, such as Apple Music. Starting Friday, it’s avaialable to order in select markets, with U.S. sales While on a brief visit to Toronto t...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, UK, John Lewis, Technology, Australia, France, Germany, Evernote, Uncategorized, Advertising, US, Toronto, Siri, Canada


Apple's delayed HomePod speaker is finally going on sale (AAPL)

Apple's HomePod becomes available for pre-orders on Friday. It will cost $349 and will hit store shelves on February 9. HomePod is an Amazon Echo competitor that users talk to by saying,"Hey Siri!" It was supposed to be released in December but it was delayed.  Apple's HomePod goes up for pre-order on Friday. The $349 speaker will start shipping to customers on February 9, Apple said on Tuesday in a statement.   The HomePod was revealed last summer with a promised launch before the end of 20...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Australia, Trends, Siri, Bloomberg, Tim Cook, Amazon Echo, Aapl, US UK, HomePod, Siri HomePod, Siri It


Here's everything Apple announced on Monday at its biggest event of the year (AAPL)

Apple unleashed a slew of new products, software, and updates at its annual Worldwide Developer Conference, or WWDC, on Monday. Chief among them: a Siri-enabled speaker called HomePod, a brand new product category for Apple.  Apple also showed off new features for its iOS mobile software and lots of other fun stuff.  Some of the products will be available immediately, others will come later this year. Here's everything Apple unveiled at WWDC 2017:  SEE ALSO: Apple made a big change to Apple Pay...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Trends, Siri, Aapl, Apple Apple, HomePod, Siri HomePod