Bloomberg Law
Aug. 11, 2021, 9:38 PM

Apple, Google App Store Dominance Targeted in Senate Proposal

David McLaughlin
David McLaughlin
Bloomberg News

U.S. lawmakers introduced bipartisan legislation that would impose new rules on how Apple Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google run their app stores following complaints from software developers that the companies are abusing their dominance over the digital marketplaces.

The bill proposed Wednesday in the Senate takes aim at the tight grip Apple and Google have over the distribution of apps on mobile devices. The two have an effective duopoly in the mobile app market outside China and have come under increasing antitrust scrutiny by lawmakers and competition authorities around the world.

“This legislation will tear down coercive anticompetitive walls ...