Kxmode wrote on Aug 26, 2020, 12:02:
Verno wrote on Aug 26, 2020, 10:07:
Prez wrote on Aug 26, 2020, 09:54:
So just to understand, Apple and Google can bilaterally agree to charge a 95/5 split instead of a 30/70 and it's legal?
Regardless of the split itself, agreeing to price fix is illegal in this context.
Nobody is agreeing to price fixed. Stop! Gees... several posts down we established 30% as the standard premium rate that most B2B services charge. It's not just Apple and Google. Valve, retail stores, and many others do it too. It's not price fixing if it is a standard practice across the industry.
And each one of those markets is either a defacto monopoly (Steam), a duopoly (app store), or a oligopoly (consoles). There doesn't have to be explicit collusion to trigger anti-trust in cases like this.
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