Items tagged "app stores"

Press Release

Public Knowledge Cheers Bill To Open Up App Stores

August 11, 2021 app marketplace , app stores

Today, Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) introduced the “Open App Markets Act” to reduce gatekeeper power and realize the promise of true competition in the app economy. The bill would prohibit a host of anticompetitive conduct by app store operators and is in line with recommendations in Public Knowledge’s recent white paper, “Tending the Garden: How to Ensure That App Stores Put Users First.” Public Knowledge advocates to preserve the benefits of app stores while minimizing the downsides of the gatekeeper control they can involve.

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State AG Antitrust Suit Against Google Marks Next Step Towards Competition

July 8, 2021 Antitrust , app stores , Platform Competition

Yesterday, a bipartisan group of 36 state attorneys general, along with D.C., filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google.

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Public Knowledge Launches Paper Urging App Stores to Prioritize Users and Developers

June 23, 2020 app stores , Apple , digital platforms , Platform Competition , platform maintainers , Platform Regulation

Today, we’re happy to announce our newest white paper, “Tending the Garden: How to Ensure that App Stores Put Users First,” by Public Knowledge Legal Director John Bergmayer. The paper stems from a platform competition research project led by Public Knowledge and supported by Omidyar Network. The paper explores the challenge of balancing the significant […]

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Software Platforms Benefit by Empowering Developers and Putting Users First

June 23, 2020 app stores , Platform Competition , Platform Regulation , white paper

Today, we’re releasing a new paper, “Tending the Garden: How to Ensure that App Stores Put Users First.” It is topical, because this week is also Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference — an annual event primarily geared toward software creators. This event gives them a preview of upcoming operating system versions and application programming interfaces (APIs) […]

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