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Indian app developers hail CCI penalty on Google as 'collective victory'

Competition commission fine on tech giant for abusing dominant position will have domino effect in other markets, they add


All apps distributed on the Google Play Store, that offer in-app purchases of digital goods, need to use Google Play’s billing system

Shivani Shinde Mumbai
Indian mobile application developers hailed the Competition Commission of India’s decision to impose a fine of Rs 937 crore on Google for abusing its dominant position with regard to its Play Store policies as a collective win for Indian start-ups.

The CCI asked Google to “not restrict app developers from using third-party billing/payment processing services”.

Sijo Kuruvilla, former executive director of the think tank Alliance of Digital India Foundation, tweeted: “Absolute collective win by the Indian start-up ecosystem. Our Diwali gift for the world. The verdict is an inflection point. Will result in a domino effect in other markets and

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First Published: Oct 25 2022 | 8:48 PM IST

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