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Japan, Europe and US app developers tie up to check IT giants

Google and Apple targeted over their dominance in distributing mobile apps

Digital service companies are pushing harder for the ability to distribute their apps to smartphone users without having to go through Apple or Google.

TOKYO -- Smartphone app providers in Japan, Europe and the U.S. will work together in a bid to curb the influence wielded by tech giants such as Apple and Google, Nikkei has learned.

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