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UK Launches Investigation Into Apple and Google Over Cloud Gaming and Mobile Browsers


The UK Competition and Markets Authority has announced a market investigation into cloud gaming and mobile browsers after receiving widespread support for a full probe.

This follows the Authority's "Mobile Ecosystem Market Study", which found that Apple and Google have an effective duopoly on mobile ecosystems that allows them to exercise a stranglehold over operating systems, app stores and web browsers on mobile devices.

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Responses to the consultation, which have been published today, reveal substantial support for a fuller investigation into the way that Apple and Google dominate the mobile browser market and how Apple restricts cloud gaming through its App Store. Many of those came from browser vendors, web developers, and cloud gaming service providers who say that the status quo is harming their businesses, holding back innovation, and adding unnecessary costs.

Web developers have complained that Apple’s restrictions, combined with suggested underinvestment in its browser technology ...


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