The Bunker


Daily: EPIC APP BATTLES of history – why Apple Inc.’s monopoly matters

Season 1, Ep. 400

If Apple Inc. was an economy, it would be the eighth largest in the world. But facing huge lawsuits across the world, it is finally starting to encounter the weight of its success. Has the company abused its market monopoly position in tightening its technological grip? Alex Andreou talks to Brooke Masters, Chief Business Correspondent at the FT, and Reuters Tokyo’s Tim Kelly about big tech battles in India, Japan, and South Korea…and why Epic has merely taken a byte out of the Apple Store.

  • “Apple generally has a principle that whatever it does applies globally.” - Brooke Masters
  • “The revenue from Apple's App Store is a huge source of revenue for the company.” - Brooke Masters
  • “Technology has moved on, but the law hasn't moved as fast.” - Tim Kelly
  • “Apple's business model is to keep people in their universe and buying stuff.” - Brooke Masters
  • “If Apple is the subject of anti-trust action, then what does that mean for Google?” - Tim Kelly

Presented by Alex Andreou. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producers: Jelena Sofronijevic and Jacob Archbold. Music by Kenny Dickinson. Audio production by Alex Rees. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production

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