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Apple Feels Heat From News Publishers Over App store.

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Major news publishers are trying to find more favorable terms from Apple Inc (O:AAPL) on commissions the iPhone manufacturer gathers from them on payments made through its application store, in accordance with a page posted by a trade human body on Thursday.

Digital Content upcoming (DCN), which represents NY Times Co (N:NYT), the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal along side other publishers, posted the page, addressed to Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook, on its website.

Apple, which usually takes a cut that ranges between 15% and 30% from news writers for first-time subscriptions made through apps on the store, has an interest rate that is reduced Amazon.com Inc (O:AMZN).

In a House Judiciary Committee hearing month that is final Cook stated the reduced rate ended up being open to any developer who met certain conditions.

News publishers should qualify for the terms that are same to Amazon for its Prime Video software on Apple’s app store, DCN Chief Executive Officer Jason Kint proposed in Thursday’s letter to Cook.

“I ask that you demonstrably define the conditions that Amazon satisfied because of its arrangement to ensure that DCN’s user organizations meeting those conditions are offered the same agreement.”

The letter cited interaction between Apple veteran Eddy Cue and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in which the two companies agreed upon a 15% revenue-sharing deal for new customer sign-ups for Prime Video through app store. The e-mail emerged through the Committee hearing on 29 july.

The latest missive comes days after Apple removed Epic Games’ “Fortnite” from its app store for violating payment that is in-app, prompting Epic to file federal lawsuits challenging the rule.

Apple and Amazon did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Major news publishers are trying to find more favorable terms from Apple.

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