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May 25 2011

19:17

Stephane Richard, France Telecom: Apple iTunes store trespasses net neutrality

AllThingsD :: Stephane Richard knows a thing or two about the iPhone. He is also the CEO of France Telecom. “(Apple) just created smartphones with the iPhone,” Richard said during an hourlong chat with Ina Fried, AllThingsD. But ultimately, it is Apple that controls what makes it into the App Store.

Everybody is talking about net neutrality, Stephane Richard, France Telecom, said, but net neutrality is not only dealing with pipes. It also deals with management of application shops. If you have people like Apple managing their application store and saying ‘This is OK and I don’t want to see this app in my shop,’ it’s a problem.

Continue to read Ina Fried, allthingsd.com

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