App battles: The Asia-Pacific Tipline for 11 September 2020

Google, Apple and a slew of other major technology companies seem to be playing Whac-A-Mole with antitrust investigations throughout the world. Australia’s competition authority is looking at app stores with a focus on Google’s Play Store and the Apple App Store. Reports also surfaced that Japan’s antitrust watchdog is keeping an eye on pending litigation between Apple and game developer Epic Games in the US; while Korea’s top antitrust official reportedly gave a not-so-veiled indication that it is looking at Google’s dominance in the operating system market.

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