Spotify, Basecamp, and Deezer ask European regulators to crack down on Apple


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Spotify and a group of European companies are calling on the European Commission to take “swift and decisive action” against Apple over what they describe as anti-competitive practices that have hampered their businesses.

The letter, which is also signed by Basecamp, Deezer, and five others, mostly focuses on the App Store. It says Apple places “artificial obstacles” in their way, charges “excessive” fees, and makes “capricious changes” to the rules along the way.

“[The European Union] must act fast as every day that passes is a loss for innovation and for the welfare of European consumers,” the companies write.

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