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Google's alleged denial of app updates by KakaoTalk to be examined by South Korea's app-market watchdog

By Jenny Lee
  • 05 Jul 2022 06:01
  • 05 Jul 2022 06:01
South Korea’s app-market watchdog has confirmed it will investigate Google’s denial of KakaoTalk app updates, amid growing concerns that the US tech giant may be retaliating against the popular messenger service’s use of external links for in-app payments.
The Korea Communications Commission, or KCC, told MLex that it is currently

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Jenny Lee


Jenny joined MLex’s Seoul bureau in 2021 as a correspondent focusing on competition law and data privacy and security. Jenny received a Master’s degree from Northwestern University’s renowned Medill School of Journalism and worked for a number of news organizations in the US, including the Associated Press Television News, McClatchy and Voice of America, where she worked for almost three years in Washington DC. She returned to her native South Korea in 2019 as a reporter for Wired Korea.

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