Wednesday, October 14, 2020

App Store Battlemap: all antitrust investigations and complaints targeting Apple's App Store and Google Play from around the globe in one chart

Battlemaps are a signature element of this blog. Ten years ago I created a number of them to visualize the smartphone patent disputes between the likes of Microsoft, Apple, Google's Motorola, HTC, and Samsung. Two years ago to the day I published a new one featuring Apple, Huawei, Intel, Qualcomm, and Samsung. And now I proudly present what is--unless I missed something--the first chart to show the global app distribution antitrust landscape--all players and all cases--as a one-pager (click on the image to enlarge; this post continues below the image):

I intend to update this chart from time to time. And here's the PDF version, which comes with two additional pages of explanations and information:

20-10-14 App Store Antitrus... by Florian Mueller

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