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Google prohibits South Korean devs from updating apps linking to third-party payment methods
Google has banned South Korean developers from updating their apps containing links to third-party payment methods under the threat of delisting. This move, however, would breach the so-called “Anti-Google law.”
DOJ backs new antitrust bill aimed at preventing Apple and Google from favoring their own products
The US Department of Justice has supported a new antitrust legislation, raising concerns over the domination of tech giants like Apple, Google, and Amazon. This bill could prevent platform holders from favoring their products over those of competitors.
EU and UK start antitrust investigation into Meta and Google over their online ad deal
Google and Meta are now under investigation by the EU and UK. According to the European Commission, a deal that the two corporations made in 2018 endangers competition and is used to push smaller companies from the online ad market.
Google stops selling online ads across its services in Russia, including YouTube and search
Google has joined a broad range of companies that have limited or banned their services in Russia. The company decided to stop selling in the country, with restrictions covering search, YouTube, and publishing partners.
Eric Seufert: more studios to focus on Android-first development in 2022
Media strategist Eric Seufert has shared five trends of the mobile games market for 2022. Among other things, he believes that companies will start creating Android-first strategies for their titles in the wake of the ATT implementation on iOS.
Epic Games claims Google created task force to prevent Fortnite from releasing outside Google Play
Google reportedly created a special task force in 2018 as a response to Epic Games’ actions of trying to distribute Fortnite outside the Play Store. That’s according to the game developer’s latest legal filing.
Apple also investigated by Department of Justice. US lawmakers address “serious competition concerns” in app store space
On September 10, a federal judge in California ruled that app developers can now direct users to payment options outside the App Store. That said, the court failed to “ultimately conclude that Apple is a monopolist.” Nor did the ruling force Apple into allowing third-party app stores on iOS. The iPhone maker was also allowed to keep its steep 30% commission. While Epic has lost on 9 of 10 counts, the Fortnite company might just have powerful…
South Korea passes “Anti-Google law” ending Google and Apple’s commission domination at home
South Korea has become the first country to pass a law that ends Apple and Google’s power to dictate payment terms on their app marketplaces. This, analysts believe, sets “a potentially radical precedent for their lucrative app store operations everywhere from India to the U.S.”
S.Korea’s “Anti-Google law” targets Google, Apple commission dominance
Today, South Korea’s parliament is expected to approve the amendment of the Telecommunications Business Act, dubbed the “Anti-Google law.” The piece of legislation will allow mobile devs to bypass Google and Apple app stores by using independent payment systems.
It was Tencent all along! How China’s tech giant inspired Epic to bypass Google Play, something Google hoped Tencent would help stop
While the news around the Epic antitrust legal battle have been dropping for months now, it is just now that the court documents have been shared in an unredacted form.