Apple charged over ‘anti-competitive’ app policies

Apple has been charged with breaking EU competition rules over the way it runs its App Store.

European Commission anti-trust regulator Margrethe Vestager tweeted that “consumers are losing out”.

It relates to charges brought two years ago by music streaming app Spotify which claimed that Apple was stifling innovation in that industry.

Apple faces a large fine and may be forced to change its policies if its arguments do not convince regulators.

Previously it has denied any wrong-doing.

The case is looking specifically at how its App Store policies affect music streaming. The charge was initially filed in 2019 by co-founder of Spotify Daniel Ek, who said that Apple was “limiting choice and stifling innovation”.

“Apple’s rules distort competition in the market for music streaming by raising the costs of competing music streaming app developers. This in turn leads to higher prices for consumers for their in-app music subscriptions on … Read more

Matija Zulj CEO & Founder at AGRIVI

Determined to solve the global food production issue, he abandoned the safety of the ICT sector and went into developing farm management software solutions. Eventually, his determination, hard work and commitment paid off: nowadays, AGRIVI boasts the most successful global farm management app, solving the issue of food traceability.

How was AGRIVI made?

After a successful seven-year career in the corporate ICT world, AGRIVI founder Matija Žulj decided to try his hand at something different. He opted for an industry, to which he believed he could contribute considerably more and which would make him more content. Thus, he committed himself to solving the global issue of increasing the food production’s efficiency and sustainability. To better understand farming, he decided to become a farmer himself and set up a blueberry plantation. Soon afterwards he faced the farmers’ day-to-day reality – the knowhow and advice on growing blueberries were far from easily … Read more

FAMAR: Providing Excellence in Contract Development and Manufacturing Services

With changing times due to the pandemic, pharma companies are increasingly positioning themselves to respond to needs and provide clients with efficient and simple solutions. Consumer demand is simple: they want less expensive, well-made drugs available when needed. Outsourcing enables pharma companies to reduce costs without sacrificing quality.

As coronavirus has spread around the world, it has created profound disruption across communities, patients and clinicians, the way companies work, and how they engage to support stakeholders across the ecosystem. It has severely disrupted all industries around the globe and the Pharma industry is no exception.

FAMAR has quickly adapted to a new way of doing business with its customers, as imposed by the restrictions to contain the spread of the Virus, introducing strict protocols to keep our people safe and our operations running. In FAMAR this also has meant adapting to virtual customer meetings instead of face-to-face meetings, increasing the … Read more

PEKO Precision Products: A Trusted Contract Manufacturing Partner for Industry Leaders

The heart of successful contract manufacturing is building a team that takes the time to thoroughly understand the customers’ products. The team of Program Managers, Manufacturing Engineers, Planners, Quality Engineers and other manufacturing and engineering personnel should have good communication between all of them. These team members must be able to communicate the customer needs to manufacturing processes. They should be able to monitor cost, quality, and delivery with the flexibility to adjust for optimization. The team of PEKO Precision Products ties all three aspects of cost, quality, and delivery together efficiently for complete customer satisfaction and aligns with the company’s goals.

Scott Baxter is PEKO’s Marketing and Business Development Manager. Like most managers at PEKO, he holds a degree in engineering and applies it to his normal business roles. His mission is to ensure that the company is connecting with customers that are looking for contract manufacturing and … Read more

Vollrath: Small Business-Style Service & Big Business-Level Expertise

Vollrath works with its customers to make the impossible possible when it comes to industrial product solutions. Customers have complex and challenging needs, and the company’s job is to deliver solutions that exceed expectations. The team of experts includes sales, project management, engineering and operations that work together to create a custom-fit, end-toend approach for each customer. Jean Horvath Vice President of Custom & Specialty Products Vollrath Manufacturing Services (VMS)

Vollrath Culture & Global Presence

In 1874 Jacob J. Vollrath founded the Sheboygan Cast Steel Co. in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. At the time, it produced railroad frogs, small cast parts for the furniture industry, cooking ranges and agricultural implements. In 1900, the focus switched to cooking utensils and enamel cookware, which was the beginning of Vollrath’s journey to becoming an industry leader in commercial foodservice.

Over the years, the company continued to grow and acquired other companies to expand its market … Read more