Mark Zuckerberg takes a swing at Apple in company-wide meeting

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BuzzFeed News reports that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg criticized Apple on Thursday in a company-wide meeting for its “monopolistic” App Store, according to the outlet, Zuckerberg said in the meeting:

“[Apple has] this unique stranglehold as a gatekeeper on what gets on phones,” Zuckerberg said to more than 50,000 employees via webcast. He added that the Cupertino, California-based company’s app store “blocks innovation, blocks competition” and “allows Apple to charge monopoly rents.”

The comments come as Apple finds itself in a high-stakes legal battle with Epic Games over the App Store. While the comments made by Mr. Zuckerberg were directed at a question about the companies decision not to allow Facebook’s own and Microsoft’s cloud-streaming service onto the App Store, it does highlight the fact that Apple is losing the support of major key corporations.

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