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As antitrust pressure mounts against Apple’s App Store policies, The New York Times is reporting on how vacation rental company Airbnb and fitness class service ClassPass have run afoul of the policies in recent weeks. According to the report, both companies started offering virtual services as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, only for Apple to get in contact to request 30 percent of sales made through their iOS apps.
The Times also reports that both companies have met with lawmakers from the House Judiciary’s antitrust panel, who will be responsible for questioning Tim Cook about the iOS policies in an upcoming hearing. However, ClassPass has denied speaking to the lawmakers on the topic.
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