the epic v google lawsuit has revealed that google pays a 25% cut of their app store fees to telecoms in exchange for them not developing their own app stores. normal economy

so yeah the reason they push back so hard on people subverting app store fees is because the rent seeker gravy train gets cut off for everyone. cool

capitalism is a system that encourages healthy economic competition *the major players in an industry form a cartel for the 300th time* what the!!

remember when it was found that all the major software companies were colluding to not hire each other's workers to keep wages down

@dankwraith they used to be national in most of Europe, and it was kinda meh, and then they were privatised and we got competition, and it got better, and then all the competition bought each other up, and it went downhill pretty QuickTime

but the *original telecom* is usually still the main carrier, and blocker (delayer) to any service provided by the competition, or any improvements to the network

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