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Apple must loosen app payment system: judge in Epic Games case

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San Francisco (AFP) – A US judge on Friday ordered Apple to loosen control of its App Store, barring it from obliging developers to use its payments system, in a¬†high-profile antitrust case brought by Fortnite maker Epic Games. Epic launched the case aiming to break Apple’s grip on the App Store, and the ruling could have far-reaching consequences across the digital economy. Friday’s order says Apple is permanently barred from prohibiting developers from including in their apps “external links or other calls to action that direct customers to purchasing mechanisms.” Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Roger…

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