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Spotify's dispute with Apple speaks of an uncomfortable dependence on app stores

The Swedish company accused the iPhone maker earlier this week of blocking an update of Spotify's music streaming service from Apple's App Store to foster its Apple Music product

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The market for mobile web products is less a megamall of hundreds of shops than it is two supermarkets sitting on opposite sides of a sub-urban street. Holding the keys to those supermarkets are two companies: Apple and Alphabet's Google. Should one of them decide not to stock your product, there's little that you can do to persuade them otherwise. It's a situation that has left Spotify AB in a bit of a fix in its mounting dispute with Apple. The Swedish company accused the iPhone maker earlier this week of blocking an update of Spotify's music streaming service from ...

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First Published: Sat, July 02 2016. 20:54 IST
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