Apple fined almost $2B by the EU in music streaming antitrust probe

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The European Union levelled its first antitrust penalty against Apple on Monday, fining the U.S. tech giant nearly $2 billion US for breaking the bloc’s competition laws by unfairly favouring its own music streaming service over rivals. 

Apple muzzled app developers from telling users where they could go to pay for cheaper music subscriptions instead of paying through iOS apps, said the European Commission, the 27-nation bloc’s executive arm and top antitrust enforcer. 

“This is illegal. And it has impacted millions of European consumers who were not able to make a free choice as to where, how and at what price to

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