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Every once and awhile Microsoft's bitterness of losing the smartphone and tablet race to Apple resurfaces. This time it's about Microsoft whining about "Some app stores create a far higher barrier to fair competition and access than Microsoft’s Windows did when it was found guilty of antitrust violations 20 years ago, Smith said Thursday at an event sponsored by Politico.


So we now see that behind the scenes it was Microsoft and not just Spotify that was complaining bitterly against the App Store to the EU Antitrust Commission (and likely Washington's  Antitrust case as well). The timing of this revelation fits perfectly with the timing of the EU Antitrust Commission announcing that they've formally launched an investigation into Apple's App Store practices on Tuesday.  


Bloomberg's report further noted Microsoft's President Brad Smith said that it was time for antitrust regulators in the U.S. and Europe to discuss tactics that app stores use to take advantage of those who want to distribute their software.


More specifically, Smith added: "They impose requirements that increasingly say there is only one way to get on to our platform and that is to go through the gate that we ourselves have created. In some cases they create a very high price per toll — in some cases 30 per cent of your revenue has to go to the toll keeper."


Microsoft's deep bitterness against Apple is still alive and well. It' was both sad and pathetic to read about the vindictiveness behind their complaint. 


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