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Feds Want Apple and AT&T to Explain Google Voice Rejection

Federal regulators want to know if AT&T and Apple worked to together to reject mobile apps for Google's innovative Voice service, sending letters to the companies asking them to explain this incident and the policies behind the secretive and lucrative iPhone App store.

The letters are the first indication that the feds might be interested in mandating openness for Apple's iPhone store and similar stores run by Sprint, Verizon and even Google. The iPhone store, run through Apple's iTunes software, is the only way an iPhone user can install third-party applications without voiding the phone's warranty.

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