Apple aggressively lobbies against Arizona bill that would allow third-party App Store payment systems

Apple and Google are ramping up lobbying efforts against an Arizona bill that would allow developers to use third-party in-app payments methods, bypassing the tech giants’ 15% or 30% cut of digital sales.

App StoreArizona State Rep. Regina Cobb, a co-sponsor of the HB2005 amendment, told Protocol that Apple and Google began intense lobbying activities before the bill was formally introduced.”We went through a very difficult weekend where Apple and Google hired probably almost every lobbyist in town,” Cobb said.

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