STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Spotify (NYSE:) CEO Daniel Ek renewed his assault on Apple (NASDAQ:) on Wednesday by way of a collection of tweets alleging the iPhone maker “provides itself each benefit whereas on the similar time stifling innovation and hurting shoppers”.
On Monday, Elon Musk criticized the payment Apple prices software program builders, together with Twitter, for in-app purchases, and posted a meme suggesting he was prepared to “go to battle” fairly than pay the levy.
Apple didn’t instantly reply to a request for touch upon Wednesday. It mentioned earlier this week that the commissions it will get assist to fund evaluations of apps to make sure shoppers aren’t uncovered to fraud, pornography or privacy-intrusion.
Spotify has beforehand submitted antitrust complaints towards Apple’s insurance policies with the European Fee.
Aside from Musk, Ek additionally tagged numerous know-how executives in his tweets, from Epic Video games CEO Tim Sweeney to Microsoft (NASDAQ:) President Brad Smith.
“So how for much longer will we glance away from this menace to the way forward for the web? What number of extra shoppers will likely be denied selection?,” Ek mentioned in a tweet tagging the European Fee and the U.S. Commerce Division.
“There’s been a variety of speak. Speak is useful however we want motion,” Ek mentioned.