Monday, 25 June, 2018

France to take legal action against Google and Apple

French minister Bruno Le Maire says start-ups face conditions imposed on them when selling their apps on Google and Apple which “also gather data” and “both can unilaterally modify contracts France to Sue Google, Apple Over 'Abusive Trade Practices' - Economy Minister
Terence Owen | 14 March, 2018, 23:23

Among the contractual terms in question, the DGCCRF mentions in its statement the imposition of price brackets within which developers must fix the tariffs paid by end-users, the threat of unilateral termination of contract, and the ability to exploit data owned by developers with no reciprocity. "That's unacceptable. It's not the economy we want".

France has announced it will take legal action against Apple and Google for "abusive commercial practices".

France will reportedly take Google and Apple to court over contractual terms imposed by the tech giants on startups and developers, according to a report by Reuters.

"As powerful as they are, Google and Apple should not be able to treat our startups and our developers the way they now do". Fines are likely to be about 2 million euros ($2.5 million) per company, accused of taking advantage of local developers. "They can't treat our startups and developers the way they do".

Netflix pays its queen less than her consort on 'The Crown'
At this time, representatives for Foy and Smith have not commented while Netflix declined to address the shocking pay discrepancy. British actress Olivia Coleman is stepping in to play the older monarch as upcoming Season 3 of the show moves into the 1970s.

These allegedly-abusive business practices relate to the way that the tech giants impose tariffs on developers who sell their apps via the iTunes App Store and Google Play, respectively. This comes after a two-year investigation by the ministry's fraud repression unit, according to an official in Le Maire's office.

A representative for Apple didn't respond to a request for comment.

The findings of a similar probe into Amazon.com Inc. a year ago are being reviewed by a tribunal, Le Maire's office said.

Le Maire has previously threatened to tax the two firms based on their sales in France, denouncing the legal strategies they use to pay taxes at lower rates in other European Union countries.

Recommended

Venus rises above sister Serena Venus rises above sister Serena A packed stadium awaited their semifinal but shortly before the match was to begin Venus withdrew with a right knee injury. But the beginning of 2018 didn't go according to plan as Sakkari lost her openers in Shenzhen, Sydney, Melbourne, St.

Kudlow 'Frontrunner' For Trump Economic Advisor Gig Kudlow 'Frontrunner' For Trump Economic Advisor Gig Economic analyst Lawrence "Larry" Kudlow appears on CNBC at the New York Stock Exchange, (NYSE) in New York, U.S., March 7, 2018. Kudlow will reportedly take the job if he is offered it, a source familiar with his thinking told CNBC Monday.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer "most ripe" for revival at Fox Buffy The Vampire Slayer It's not so that executives can take a product that ended on its own terms and try to make it new again. The fanbase for Buffy exists as strongly as ever in terms of participating in discourse.

Monster Hunter World's Spring Update Dated and Detailed; Deviljho Gameplay Revealed Monster Hunter World's Spring Update Dated and Detailed; Deviljho Gameplay Revealed I hope you're looking forward to the March 22 title update and Spring Blossom Fest seasonal event as much as I am. The Palicoes have become a huge part of the Monster Hunter World franchise without even trying.

Margot Robbie Confirmed for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Margot Robbie Confirmed for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood As Tarantino continues to set a killer ensemble, Sony Pictures has dated the film for an August 9, 2019, release worldwide. DiCaprio will play Rick Dalton, an ageing a western TV star, and Pitt will portray his longtime stunt double, Cliff Booth.

Erdogan "hopes" Afrin is liberated by this evening Erdogan The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said the Turkish army took control of the dam on Maydanki lake and a water pumping station last week.

Ben Carson Unearths Exciting New Evidence of His Own Incompetence Ben Carson Unearths Exciting New Evidence of His Own Incompetence The quote for the furniture picked out by Carson and his wife totaled $24,666, according to the emails. The furniture, he said, was "characterized as unsafe" and was "beyond fix and needed to be replaced".

Scotland's weather: More snow possible as cold front set to return Scotland's weather: More snow possible as cold front set to return It could soon be the "Isle of White" again as the Met Office issue a yellow weather warning for snow on Sunday . The cold snap may well last into next week and there is likely to be at least some snow in parts of the UK.

Miley Cyrus Sued by Jamaican Artist for Allegedly Stealing 'We Can't Stop' Miley Cyrus Sued by Jamaican Artist for Allegedly Stealing 'We Can't Stop' Mind you, Flourgon's song never charted in the US , and it came out 4 years before Miley was born, but anyway. here's his claim. According to Reuters , May has accused the singer of misappropriating his material, pointing to the phrase " We run things ".

Democrats Express Anger, Regret Over Clinton's Latest Comments About Trump Voters Democrats Express Anger, Regret Over Clinton's Latest Comments About Trump Voters Another former aide told the publication that it seems "the party has moved on from Hillary Clinton ". We really do try very hard, ' Reed snarked.

Oprah Winfrey Responds To Trump's Insults In The Best Way Possible Oprah Winfrey Responds To Trump's Insults In The Best Way Possible This is not the first time that President Trump has openly criticized Winfrey. Then, Oprah steps in to dismiss any notion that she and The Donald are pals.

Wenger Admits Europa Is Tough To Win, Eyes Arsenal Return To UCL Wenger Admits Europa Is Tough To Win, Eyes Arsenal Return To UCL On the back of consecutive wins, things are starting to look up in Arsenal-land for the first time in a while. And on Aubameyang, he added: "I've always enjoyed playing with him, it's something special".

Teacher 'Accidentally' Fires Gun In Class Teacher 'Accidentally' Fires Gun In Class One 17-year-old boy suffered moderate injuries when fragments from the bullet ricocheted off the ceiling and lodged into his neck. Police and school administrators say they are investigating whether Alexander was legally allowed to have a gun on campus.

Google Assistant Now Available for iPad, Supports More Languages Google Assistant Now Available for iPad, Supports More Languages Not much, as Google obviously wants to keep the Assistant experience as similar as possible across both platforms. The iPad version will also support iOS 11's multitasking mode, so running apps side by side would be a breeze.

Baltimore chef Cindy Wolf is again a James Beard Award finalist Baltimore chef Cindy Wolf is again a James Beard Award finalist The fine-dining spot on Farwell Ave. with a seasonal menu was a semifinalist for Best New Restaurant , a national award, in 2014. Wolf was one of five chefs named as nominees for the Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic category.