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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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Themarketformobilewebproductsislessamegamallofhundredsofshopsthanitistwosupermarketssittingonoppositesidesofasub-urbanstreet. Holdingthekeystothosesupermarketsaretwocompanies:AppleandAlphabet'sGoogle.Shouldoneofthemdecidenottostockyourproduct,there'slittlethatyoucandotopersuadethemotherwise. It'sasituationthathasleftSpotifyABinabitofafixinitsmountingdisputewithApple.TheSwedishcompanyaccusedtheiPhonemakerearlierthisweekofblockinganupdateofSpotify'smusicstreamingservicefrom ...

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