Moscow, August 16 — “News. Economy” the Authorities believe that the tech giant has interfered in the activities of Yahoo.
Japanese authorities suspect the Apple in violation of antitrust law in the market of applications for smartphones. According to the newspaper Nikkei, the tech giant could put pressure on local companies.
The Japanese Ministry of economy, trade and industry in conjunction with the fair trade Commission is already conducting an investigation.
Info from Yahoo about the problems with the game platform Game Plus began to arrive in the fall of 2017. Platform, little more than a year ago entered the market, unlike the products of other manufacturers, allows you to play games without downloading them on the smartphone. She also has much fewer restrictions related to sales and software updates than the App Store.
The Yahoo platform has enabled the company to collect monthly more than 60 million unique users. This, in particular, increased profit, and game developers, and advertisers. The plans of the Japanese company was the expansion of the project with the help of apps for business. The Japanese app market in 2017, made up, according to App Annie $13 billion
But last fall, Yahoo has suddenly ceased to promote your product and cut the budget for the development of the platform. As found by the Nikkei, this decision could be due to pressure from Apple. Because the new platform has jeopardized the interests of the American company. Meanwhile, the business of Japanese developer is tightly associated with the American technology giant: part of the sales of the company’s products have on the App Store.
The Japanese fair trade Commission has been collecting information on possible intervention in the activities of the Apple Yahoo. This is prohibited by the antitrust laws. But the investigation is progressing very slowly. The publication notes that the business in such cases is reluctant to cooperate with authorities, not wanting to spoil the reputation.