Japan enacts law to curb Apple, Google’s app dominance

Japan’s parliament has passed a law restricting Apple and Google from limiting third-party companies on their app stores, aimed at promoting competition and innovation. The law will prevent the tech giants from blocking apps that compete with their own, as well as prioritizing their services in search results. Violations will result in fines up to 30% of domestic revenue. The new law, expected to take effect by 2025, follows a similar regulation by the EU. The companies will be monitored by the Fair Trade Commission to ensure compliance. This move challenges the Apple-Google app store duopoly and aims to benefit consumers by increasing competition.


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