zacharye writes "French authorities have raided Apple’s offices in the latest escalation of hostilities between France and American technology giant. France has been slowly constructing a multi-pronged attack on companies like Apple, Google and Amazon over the past year. The raid of Apple’s offices is probably linked to claims that Apple is misusing its pricing power on iPhone and iPad devices. Another front involves French claims that Apple and Google are unfairly leveraging the power of their app markets, locking consumers permanently to their closed ecosystems and dictating which apps are approved and which are not. Yet another line of attack involves Amazon — France is considering banning deep merchandise discounting and free delivery offers, which are the very essence of Amazon..."
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