FTC commissioners call Apple, Google ‘gatekeepers’ of mobile gaming industry

In a settlement between mobile advertising firm Tapjoy and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, two commissioners lambasted Apple and Google for creating a hostile environment for gaming industry players.Democratic Commissioners Rohit Chopra and Rebecca Kelly Slaughter in a statement said Tapjoy is “a minnow next to the gatekeeping giants of the mobile gaming industry, Apple and Google.” The FTC’s three Republican commissioners did not attach their names to the critical letter, reports CNBC.”By offering a platform connecting advertisers, gamers, and game developers, Tapjoy allows these developers to generate advertising revenue that Apple and Google do not tax,” the commissioners said. “But this monetization model also creates opportunities for fraud”Read more…
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