North Dakota could be the next battleground for Big Tech, as a new bill has been introduced that would stop Apple and Google from collecting a portion of the revenue from companies using their app stores, The New York Times (NYT) reported.
The bill came about when ND state senator Kyle Davison was approached by a lobbyist who pitched the proposal. Davison, who was working on other things at the time, nevertheless was struck by the idea and introduced it, NYT reports.
Specifically, Davison was drawn to the lobbyist’s argument that the tech giants were sapping revenue away from small businesses. The law, the lobbyist thought, could help attract new tech companies to the state.