The Decentralists – Hot Topix: Store Wars

On this episode of The Decentralists, we are talking about a literal Epic—as in, Epic Games’ antitrust battle against Apple and Google. 

Last week, both Apple and Google decided to ban Epic’s multiplatform hit game Fortnite from their respective App and Play Stores. Immediately, Epic followed these bans with an antitrust lawsuit. Michael, Henry, and Chris answer the following questions:

Is it fair that Apple demands 30% of all transactions made through the App Store? Are Apple and Google using their market position to demand unfair rates from developers? Is Apple right to ban Fortnite from the App Store?

We also discuss Peer Social’s unexpected suspension from Twitter and the circumstances behind it. We’re still suspended so more to come next week on another PeerFriday edition of The Decentralists.