FTC Exploring Apple Rules for Streaming Music Rivals in App Store

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U.S. government antitrust regulators are looking into claims about whether Appleā€™s treatment of rival streaming music apps is illegal under antitrust law, according to three industry sources. […] The Federal Trade Commission is looking at the issue but has not begun a formal investigation, said the three industry sources, who requested anonymity. The agency has had meetings with multiple concerned parties, one source said. The agency meets with companies routinely, and a formal investigation may not materialize. – Diane Bartz & Julia Love, Reuters via Re/code