By Pierre Briançon
The EU probe will be independent from the U.S. judicial trial due in May
Epic Games, the developer of popular game "Fortnite" and one of the world's largest videogames companies, said on Wednesday (Apple (AAPL) with the European Commission.) that it had filed an antitrust complaint against
From the archives (December 2020): Facebook, Google, Apple and Amazon could face multibillion-dollar fines under new EU tech regulations ( )
The outlook: Before Epic's complaint, Brussels had already launched, in June 2020, a formal investigation (Apple's rules don't distort competition in markets where Apple is competing with other app developers.") into the App Store, notably its purchase system. The Commission said it wanted "to ensure that
The EU probe will be independent from the U.S. judicial trial. But the proceedings before a California court, with Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook expected to testify for seven hours ( ), will give a good idea of the legal arguments developed in the case.
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