GM’s Lockport plant looking for a manager
General Motors’ Lockport plant still needs a new director.
Konstantinos Katakis, who was scheduled to take over leadership of the plant, has instead left the company, a GM spokesman said. Katakis had been the director of a GM plant in Silao, Mexico, and was designated to replace William Tiger, who retired earlier this year.
Dan Hesch, the assistant plant manager, has been filling in since Tiger’s retirement.
The GM Lockport components plant is one of the region’s largest manufacturers, with 1,400 employees. lower earners, while a measure of the economic outlook for the next 12 months rose to a four-year high.
Apple defends app store policies after complaint
LONDON – Apple responded on Friday to antitrust claims made by the music streaming service Spotify, saying its policies are fair and accusing its rival of being motivated by a need to bolster financial results.
Spotify filed a complaint with European regulators this week, accusing Apple of using its App Store to undercut companies that compete with its services, like Apple Music.
Apple said Spotify was not treated any differently from the millions of other developers who use the App Store.
Apple accused Spotify of trying to use the advantages of the App Store, which provides access to millions of Apple users, without having to pay fees that Apple says are necessary to keep the marketplace thriving. Apple charges a fee of up to 30 percent for anything sold through the App Store.
“Spotify is asking to keep all those benefits while also retaining 100 percent of the revenue,” Apple said.
“Spotify wouldn’t be the business they are today without the App Store ecosystem, but now they’re leveraging their scale to avoid contributing to maintaining that ecosystem for the next generation of app entrepreneurs,” Apple said in a statement.