Is Apple Targeting Spotify, Free Music-Streaming Services?
A report says Apple is unfairly targeting Spotify and others as it tries to clear the road for its own music-streaming service.By Ben Lawson | May 4, 2015
Apple is once again facing accusations of questionable business practices.
According to a report from The Verge, the Department of Justice is looking into complaints regarding Apple's influence in the streaming music market. The report says the tech titan is accused of pushing music labels to remove their content from streaming sites that offer free tiers, such as Spotify and YouTube. (Video via Apple)
If the report is true, it could be seen as Apple trying to cripple the competition before it relaunches the Beats Music streaming service it acquired last year.