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Apple, Amazon, Google settle Italy freemium apps conflict

Monday 2 February 2015 | 08:54 CET | News
Apple, Amazon and Google have reached an agreement with Italy's anti-trust and competition regulator AGCM over the "freemium" apps model. The Italian agency launched a wide-ranging investigation in coordination with the European Commission over what it described as the "unfair commercial practices" of the US tech multinationals, which run app stores that it said misled customers by advertising mobile game apps as "free" although "subsequent purchases are required to continue playing." The three companies, along with French game developer Gameloft, have now committed to removing the word

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Categories: Internet / Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Amazon / Apple / European Commission / Gameloft / Google
Countries: Europe / Italy
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