Google and YouTube (through their application YouTube TV) has joined other streaming media stalwarts like Spotify and Netflix in cutting Apple out of their subscription revenue streams.
What does such a move mean for YouTube, Google, Google Play, and other "walled garden" hardware producers?
How might the "anti-competitive monopoly" argument currently winding its way through various courts bounce back on companies like Google (which operate their own walled garden "monopolies")?
And what can we expect from other digital fields (like video games)as other third party content creators continue to assault various platform "taxes"?
We've definitely the monopoly providers of this, specific YouTube series...in Virtual Legality.
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Discussed in this episode:
"This Week in Apps"
TechCrunch - February 15, 2020 - Sarah Perez
"Spotify is going to war with Apple, filing an antitrust complaint over fears that it is crushing competitors"
Business Insider - March 13, 2019 - Isobel Asher Hamilton
"Netflix stops paying the 'Apple tax' on its $853M in annual iOS revenue"
TechCrunch - December 31, 2018 - Sarah Perez
"YouTube TV Ending Support for App Store Subscriptions in March"
MacRumors - February 13, 2020 - Juli Clover
"YouTube TV will cancel subscriptions of customers using Apple’s in-app payments in March"
The Verge - February 13, 2020 - Chris Welch
"YouTube is the frontrunner in the mobile streaming wars, and it’s not even close"
The Verge - February 13, 2020 - Julia Alexander
"'Fortnite' CEO Takes Aim at Google, Facebook for "Loss of Privacy, Freedom""
The Hollywood Reporter - February 12, 2020 - Patrick Shanley
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