Google, Apple Hit by First Law Threatening Dominance Over App-Store Payments

  • Attorneys general from 36 U.S. states and the District of Columbia have filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google alleging its Google Play app store is an illegal monopoly.
  • A bipartisan bill recently introduced in the U.S. Senate would restrict how the Apple and Google app stores operate and what rules can be imposed on app developers.
  • Google followed suit this year by reducing its cut to 15% on the first $1 million developers earn from its app store.

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