S.Korea set to curb Google, Apple commission dominance

  • South Korea is likely to bar Google and Apple from requiring software developers to use their payment systems, effectively stopping them from charging commissions on in-app purchases, the first such curbs on the tech giants by a major economy.
  • Lawmakers in South Korea have pushed the issue of the commission structure since mid last year.
  • Earlier this month in the United States, a bipartisan trio of senators introduced a bill that would rein in app stores of companies that they said exert too much market control, including Apple and Google.

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