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Spotify accuses Apple of stifling competition with 'unfair' 30% app tax

Spotify accuses Apple of stifling competition with 'unfair' 30% app tax

Technology
By Emily Mee, news reporter Spotify has submitted a formal complaint against Apple to the European Commission, claiming the iPhone maker "deliberately disadvantages" other app developers. In a blog post, Spotify chief executive Daniel Ek said Apple has introduced rules which "purposely limit choice and stifle innovation at the expense of the user experience". Apple, which has its own rival streaming service, takes a 30% cut of purchases on its app store - including upgrades from Spotify's free to premium service.Mr Ek said the fee forces Spotify to either artificially inflate the price of its premium service for customers - pushing it above the price of an Apple Music subscription - or to submit to "technical and experience-limiting restrictions" on the a...
Ukraine accuses Russia of amassing tanks on border

Ukraine accuses Russia of amassing tanks on border

World
The Ukrainian president has said he had evidence that the Russian military tanks are massing along the border. Petro Poroshenko has shown Sky News images of what he claims are tanks lining up along the border, close to where Russia stores its ammunition.He said: "This is the tank base just 18km from our border, this was happening in September, October, and now. Image: Mr Poroshenko says the tanks have been building since September "This is 18km from my border, this is the warehouse where they have their ammunition, we should be prepared to protect my country."If the whole world has no reason to trust Putin, Ukraine definitely doesn't have a reason to go with him."He also used the interview to appeal for help from Weste...
China accuses ex-Interpol chief of bribery, other crimes

China accuses ex-Interpol chief of bribery, other crimes

World
Chinese authorities said Monday they are investigating the former president of Interpol for bribery and other crimes and indicated that political transgressions may have also landed the Chinese official in trouble. In a statement posted on a government website, the authorities said Meng Hongwei, China's vice minister for public security, was being investigated due to his own "willfulness and for bringing trouble upon himself." It elaborated on a terse announcement late Sunday by an agency of the ruling Communist Party that investigates graft and political disloyalty that said that Meng was suspected of unspecified legal violations. Meng is now the latest high-ranking official, and one with an unusually prominent international standing, to fall victim to a sweeping crackdown by the ruling...
Elon Musk accuses BlackRock of helping short sellers

Elon Musk accuses BlackRock of helping short sellers

Finance
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has accused large fund managers such as BlackRock for fueling short sellers, a group of investors he has been criticizing on his Twitter account. In a series of Twitter posts on Thursday night, Musk alleged that BlackRock and other financial firms pocket "excessive profit" from lending shares they hold to short sellers because "they're suffering a net loss." Short sellers are investors who bet on the decline of a security, such as a stock. They make money by selling the shares they borrow, and hope the price falls so they can buy them back at a lower price and make profits from it. ...
Angry Williams accuses umpire of sexism after Osaka wins US Open

Angry Williams accuses umpire of sexism after Osaka wins US Open

Sports
Serena Williams accused the umpire of sexism in docking her a game in the US Open final and said she had not been cheating.Naomi Osaka's 6-2 6-4 victory was overshadowed by Williams' extraordinary outbursts in the second set.She received a code violation for coaching, a penalty point for racquet abuse and a game penalty for calling the umpire a "liar" and a "thief". Afterwards the American said it was "sexist" to have been penalised a game."He's never taken a game from a man because they said 'thief'," the 36-year-old former world number one added."But I've seen other men call other umpires several things."I'm here fighting for women's rights and for women's equality and for all kinds of stuf...