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App stores from Activision, Riot would pose competition risk for Google Play, jury told in US antitrust litigation

By Xu Yuan and Jenn Brice
  • 08 Nov 2023 01:09
  • 08 Nov 2023 01:55
The possibility of top game developers Activision and Riot Games launching their own app distribution stores was considered a risk that would harm Google Play that drove Google to pursue deals to keep the games on its platform, a US federal jury heard today.
The jury spent most of today’s

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Xu Yuan

Senior Correspondent

Xu Yuan has worked for MLex for seven years, all of them based in Hong Kong. She has reported on a wide range of regulatory topics, including antitrust, cybersecurity and data security, in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. She has broken numerous stories on policymaking and enforcement involving international companies doing business in the region and done substantial court reporting in Hong Kong. She is currently specializing in covering regulatory issues related to future mobility, including connected vehicles. She previously worked for US TV network NBC in Beijing. She received her undergraduate degree in English Literature and Linguistics from Peking University and a master’s degree from the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at The University of Hong Kong.

Jenn Brice


Jenn is a data privacy and security reporter based in San Francisco. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Virginia. Before joining MLex, she edited UVA’s independent student newspaper and interned at Morning Brew, where she contributed to emerging tech and marketing newsletters.

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