The secd time this year, Apple is being investigated by Japan's Fair Trade Commissi. This time there is a possibility to shrink the web platform dedicated to the web that compete with the App Store for Yahoo.
It seems that Apple Japan is playing intense. This summer, the FTC has caused Japanese telecommunicatis operators to stop making iOS terminals pay subsidies.
With Yahoo's Game Plus service, users were able to play games line without requiring applicati downloads. It was released last summer and 52 companies participated. It was doing fine, but Yahoo was thinking about extending it to productivity software.
Apple Japan, threatening Yahoo
Later last fall, Yahoo greatly reduced the budget of Game Plus and basically ceased advertising the service. Yahoo informed the business partner that it was forced by Apple Nikkei Asia Review.
Yahoo obviously depends too much the income from the App Store to take Apple's anger. I do not know how much revenue is in danger, In the US versi of the iOS store, 14 applicatis of Yahoo, such as Tumblr, Flickr, (of course) Yahoo Mail, etc., are posted.
In csiderati of this, Japan's Fair Trade Commissi is csidering the possibility of anti-mopoly law violati. However, Yahoo does not seem to be cooperating with the survey. It is still feared to lose mey from the App Store in cooperati with the authorities.