“Last Friday, Apple banned AppGratis – which lets users discover applications for free – for not respecting its guidelines. AppGratis says it has 12 million users worldwide and generated 2012 revenue of 9 million euros,” Reuters reports.
“During a visit to AppGratis publisher iMediapp, French junior minister for digital economy Fleur Pellerin called Apple’s decision “extremely brutal and unilateral,” Reuters reports. “This behaviour is not worthy of a company of this size,’ Pellerin said.”
Reuters reports, “She added that certain Internet companies were guilty of ‘repeated abusive behaviour’ and said she would ask the European Commission and EU member states to better regulate digital platforms, search engines and social media. In an email to Reuters, Apple said it had had a discussion with AppGratis before removing it from its platform and that the company had disregarded its technical specifications.”
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