Antitrust Antitrust

Google hit with Play Store monopolization complaint from 36 US states, DC

By Michael Acton
  • 07 Jul 2021 17:18
  • 07 Jul 2021 17:26
Google illegally monopolized app distribution and in-app payments on its Android operating system by using a variety of contractual and technical restrictions to entrench the power of its Google Play Store as a middleman between device users and app developers, according to a lawsuit filed at the US District Court for

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Michael Acton

Senior Correspondent

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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