ZDNET - Mar 8 - The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched an investigation into Apple, following complaints that its terms and conditions for app developers are allegedly unfair and anti-competitive. While there is similar work being conducted globally, including in the US, Australia is also looking into app marketplaces. As part of a probe conducted by an Australian Select Committee, Senators on Friday heard from Match Group. Mark Buse, SVP and head of global government relations and policy for Match Group, said the current app store marketplace, which operates as "two side-by-side monopolies", severely constricts companies from serving consumers and offering them the "newest, most innovative features being developed by the fintech community". Buse was also pointing to Google, saying although the tech giant does allow third-party app marketplaces to be deployed on Android devices, it essentially pushes all traffic through the Google Play Store. Google announced late last year it would follow Apple's approach and require digital apps to use its in-app payment system exclusively, as well, which Buse said also means paying the 30% fee imposed by Apple.