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4/2/15

Computer Technology: Apple's music streaming under EU investigation

European Union antitrust regulators are investigating Apple's deals with record labels and online music streaming services to see if it is blocking rivals' access to its music planned streaming platform, two people with knowledge of the matter said.

The move by the European Commission comes as iPhone maker Apple expands into the fast-growing music streaming business to offset a decline in iTunes sales.

Streaming music has also attracted the attention of online retailer Amazon.com, while singer Jay Z last month launched the Tidal service, amid stiff competition from Spotify, Pandora Media, Google and others.

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