German Co. Says Apple Unfairly Blocked Its Music App

Law360, New York (June 7, 2011, 8:24 PM EDT) -- Apple Inc.’s new iCloud storage service has already attracted legal action, as German music streaming company Simfy AG hit the technology giant Monday with an antitrust complaint alleging Apple unfairly delayed approval of its iPad app, possibly to bolster iCloud.

Simfy said it had formally complained to Germany’s antitrust regulator, the Federal Cartel Office, about Apple’s delay in approving the company’s music storage app, arguing the Cupertino, Calif-based gadget maker was abusing its dominant market position. Simfy said Apple delayed approval of the app for three...
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