Apple Removes Skype from Store in China to Comply with Law

Apple Inc. said it has removed several apps including Skype, Microsoft Corp.’s Internet phone call and messaging service, from its app store in China after the country’s government pointed to violations of local laws. “We have been notified by the Ministry of Public Security that a number of voice over internet protocol apps do not comply with local law, therefore these apps have been removed from the App Store in China,” an Apple spokeswoman told Reuters.