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UK launches investigation into market power of Google and Apple

The UK government launched an investigation into Apple’s and Google’s mobile ecosystems over "concerns they have market power which is harming users and other businesses," a press release by the country's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) stated. "These companies now hold an effective duopoly over mobile operating systems: in 2020, the Apple iOS share of mobile operating systems in the UK was 52% and the Google Android share was 48%," the study's statement of scope said. "Apple and Google control the major gateways through which people download apps or browse the web on their mobiles – whether they want to shop, play games, stream music or watch TV. We’re looking into whether this could be creating problems for consumers and the businesses that want to reach people through their phones." — Andrea Coscelli, Chief Executive of the CMA said The study…

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