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Tearing Down Apple’s Feeble Response to Spotify (Premium)

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Apple responded to Spotify’s complaint about its abusive business practices in the only way it can: Ineffectively.

“After using the App Store for years to dramatically grow their business, Spotify seeks to keep all the benefits of the App Store ecosystem — including the substantial revenue that they draw from the App Store’s customers — without making any contributions to that marketplace,” an Apple statement notes. “At the same time, they distribute the music you love while making ever-smaller contributions to the artists, musicians, and songwriters who create it — even going so far as to take these creators to court.”

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