Ever wondered how a particular app finds itself in that coveted Editor’s Choice slot on the App Store? A report in the Wall Street Journal may have at least part of the answer.

According to the WSJ, Apple and Google are fighting to persuade developers of high-profile apps to put them on iOS and Android respectively, without making them available on the other platform, at least for a limited time.

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