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Comment: Google's plan to slash Play Store commission fees reflects legal, political pressure

By Michael Acton
  • 21 Oct 2021 15:53
  • 21 Oct 2021 16:58
Google’s announcement today that it will slash its up-front commission fee for digital subscriptions on its Play Store from 30 to 15 percent wasn’t framed as an overture to critics who accuse the company of monopolizing the Android app ecosystem.
But with antitrust lawsuits from state attorneys general and Epic

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Michael Acton

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Michael is a senior correspondent for MLex in San Francisco, where he moved in 2020 after working in our Brussels bureau. Before joining MLex, he reported on EU politics as the Financial Times’ Nico Colchester Fellow in Brussels. Michael has a degree in International Relations and Politics from the University of Cambridge, and a degree in History and French from University College London and Paris IV Sorbonne.

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