App Neutrality Should be Part of the Net Neutrality Discussion wp.me/pk3mX-z4—
Mark Cuban (@mcuban) January 20, 2014
You might think the market for mobile apps works pretty well. After all, you can buy Angry Birds for just 99 cents. But billionaire entrepreneur/investor Mark Cuban apparently believes that Apple and Google are “too big to care.”
The mobile app economy is far from open. It’s dominated by two companies. It is in the best interest of the entire mobile eco-system to address this duopoly while we are re-examining net neutrality. We should seriously consider requiring Apple to to allow and support 3rd party app stores and to require that Google continues to support and enable 3rd party stores and more importantly to integrate them into the Play Store, much as Amazon does with Marketplace integration.
Lets open up the mobile app ecosystem and make sure it stays open.
Someone get this guy a copy of The Road to Serfdom, stat.