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US senator wants Apple to be dismantled because of the App Store


Posted: March 12 2019
Updated: March 11, 2019

by Steve

Violent. The American Senator Elizabeth Warren, candidate for the 2020 American presidential elections to succeed Donald trump, closely monitors technology companies. And especially the GAFA. About Google, Facebook and Amazon, Warren said they had ” too much power And that they therefore had to be dismantled. And the senator added Apple to his list in an interview given to the website The Verge.

warren - US senator wants Apple dismantled because of the App Store

The reason ? Apple’s role in the App Store: ” If you run a platform where others come to sell, then you cannot offer to buy your own items on the platform. You would then have two comparative advantages “, She says. In other words, she doesn’t want Apple to sell its apps on a platform that she runs. Apple can technically highlight its applications rather than those of third-party developers, which poses a competition problem.

The problem is not the competition. It’s just taking advantage of its market dominance, not because they have a better product, but because they are somehow Privileged. Elizabeth Warren will therefore have to face the GAFA as she runs for the 2020 US presidential election. Is she the right choice? To see, even if it is certain that putting oneself on such actors risks being dangerous.