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Platform News: Google

Google plans to allow third party payments systems in South Korea

Google has said it plans to allow third party payments systems in South Korea in order to comply with the country’s new law, which bans major app store operators from forcing...

Platform News: Google

Google halves Play Store fees for subscription apps

Google has said it is lowering the fee that subscription-based apps need to pay Play Store to 15% right from day one, following criticism about its fee structure from companies suc...

Platform News: Google

‘Consumers aren’t stupid’: Google lawyer rejects EU market abuse ruling

Billions of people use Google because it’s the best, not because of deals the company made to stay competitive, Google’s lawyer has said, wrapping up a week of testimon...

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South Korea’s parliament passes bill to curb Google, Apple commission dominance

South Korea’s parliament has now approved a bill that bans major app store operators such as Google and Apple from forcing software developers to use their payment systems, e...

Platform Industry: Google search engine

Google Play app store revenue hit $11.2 billion in 2019, lawsuit says

Google generated $11.2 billion in revenue from its mobile app store in 2019, according to a court filing unsealed over the weekend, offering a clear view into the service’s f...

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South Korea set to curb Google and Apple commission dominance

South Korea is likely to bar Google and Apple from charging software developers commissions on in-app purchases, the first such curbs by a major economy that could hurt the tech gi...

Platform News: Epic Games, the maker of the Fortnite game

Epic Games says Google paid phone and game makers to avoid $1-billion app store hit

“Fortnite” developer Epic Games unsealed details about contracts it alleges Google signed with phone makers and other top video game companies to avoid losing $1.1 bill...

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US lawmakers introduce bill to rein in Apple and Google app stores

A bipartisan trio of senators introduced a bill that would rein in app stores of companies they said exert too much market control, including Apple and Google.

Platform News: Duolingo

Language learning app Duolingo raises price range for IPO

Duolingo Inc has announced that it has raised the price target range for its initial public offering in the US, in a sign there is high investor appetite for shares of the language...

Platform News: Google

Dozens of US states sue Google alleging antitrust violations

Dozens of US state attorneys general filed an antitrust lawsuit in federal court against Alphabet Inc’s Google, according to an entry in the court docket.

Platform News: Google

Google to lay out new features to keep users clicking after lockdown

Google is expected to unveil updates across many services, including search and Android, as the company showcases its role in a world that has become more digitally connected durin...

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Roblox reveals bookings surge in first post-debut report

Roblox Corp trounced quarterly bookings estimates in its first earnings report since a blockbuster debut as the US gaming company benefited from a surge in spending by kids stuck a...

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US senators question Apple and Google on app store dominance

A panel of US Senators questioned officials from Apple and Google about the dominance of their mobile app stores and whether the companies abuse their power at the expense of small...

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Google and Apple executives to testify in app store hearing on Wednesday

Senior executives from Google and Apple will testify tomorrow about antitrust concerns related to their app stores along with executives of three companies which rely on those onli...

Platform Economy: Parler App

Apple to bring social media platform Parler back to App Store

Apple will bring controversial social media app Parler back to its App Store according to a letter sent to two Republican lawmakers.

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