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Apple CEO Tim Cook defended the companyu2019s App Store commission structure in his sworn testimony before the House Antitrust Subcommittee on Wednesday. He claimed the majority of the apps pay no commission at all, with others paying either 15 or 30 percent, based on the specifics of their particular situation. He said developers were all […]n”,”protected”:false,”author”:2414667,”featured_media”:1896554,”comment_status”:”open”,”ping_status”:”closed”,”sticky”:false,”template”:””,”format”:”standard”,”meta”:”outcome”:””,”status”:””,”crunchbase_tag”:0,”amp_status”:””,”relegenceEntities”:[],”relegenceSubjects”:[],”carmot_uuid”:”6f575f67-54c8-3046-a7ac-0177ae72ff15″,”categories”:[449557102],”tags”:[5247686,291,449557101,576790174],”crunchbase_tag”:[],”tc_stories_tax”:[],”tc_event”:[],”jetpack_featured_media_url”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/app-store-icon-1.jpg”,”shortlink”:”https://tcrn.ch/39CYFbK”,”rapidData”:”pt”:””,”pct”:””,”featured”:false,”subtitle”:””,”fundingRound”:false,”seoTitle”:””,”seoDescription”:””,”premiumContent”:false,”premiumCutoffPercent”:1,”tc_cb_mapping”:[“slug”:”apple”,”cb_name”:”Apple”,”cb_slug”:”apple-organization”,”cb_link”:”https://crunchbase.com/organization/apple”],”associatedEvent”:null,”event”:null,”authors”:[2414667],”hideFeaturedImage”:false,”_links”:”self”:[“href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts/2024333″],”collection”:[“href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts”],”about”:[“href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/types/post”],”replies”:[“embeddable”:true,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/comments?post=2024333″],”version-history”:[“count”:3,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts/2024333/revisions”],”predecessor-version”:[“id”:2024776,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts/2024333/revisions/2024776″],”authors”:[“embeddable”:true,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/tc/v1/users/2414667″],”https://techcrunch.com/edit”:[“href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=2024333&action=edit”],”author”:[“embeddable”:true,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/tc/v1/users/2414667″],”wp:featuredmedia”:[“embeddable”:true,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/media/1896554″],”wp:attachment”:[“href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/media?parent=2024333″],”wp:term”:[“taxonomy”:”category”,”embeddable”:true,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories?post=2024333″,”taxonomy”:”post_tag”,”embeddable”:true,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags?post=2024333″,”taxonomy”:”_tc_cb_tag_taxonomy”,”embeddable”:true,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/crunchbase_tag?post=2024333″,”taxonomy”:”tc_stories_tax”,”embeddable”:true,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_stories_tax?post=2024333″,”taxonomy”:”tc_event”,”embeddable”:true,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_event?post=2024333″],”curies”:[“name”:”wp”,”href”:”https://api.w.org/rel”,”templated”:true],”_embedded”:{“authors”:[“id”:2414667,”name”:”Sarah Perez”,”url”:””,”description”:””,”link”:”https://techcrunch.com/author/sarah-perez/”,”slug”:”sarah-perez”,”avatar_urls”:”24″:”https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/5225bb627e112543aa03bf3b2958be3f?s=24&d=identicon&r=g”,”48″:”https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/5225bb627e112543aa03bf3b2958be3f?s=48&d=identicon&r=g”,”96″:”https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/5225bb627e112543aa03bf3b2958be3f?s=96&d=identicon&r=g”,”links”:”facebook”:”http://www.facebook.com/sarahperez”,”twitter”:”https://twitter.com/sarahintampa”,”linkedin”:”http://www.linkedin.com/in/sarahintampa”,”crunchbase”:”https://www.crunchbase.com/person/sarah-perez”,”position”:”Reporter”,”cbDescription”:”

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