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Google saw $3.6B at stake in its bid to keep game developers on its store, Epic Games says in unsealed antitrust complaint

By Michael Acton and Amy Miller
  • 19 Aug 2021 15:51
  • 19 Aug 2021 15:51
Google feared a “contagion” of game developers bypassing its Play Store  putting $3.6B in revenue at risk  and attempted a hostile takeover of Epic Games in a bid to maintain its monopoly, Epic said in a newly unsealed version of its antitrust complaint filed today.
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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.

Amy Miller

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Amy is responsible for the coverage of an array of regulatory and litigation issues pertaining to the Internet, including privacy, data security and antitrust. Formerly a legal reporter for the ALM media group, Miller has closely followed legal trends in Silicon Valley and covered corporate legal departments for online and print publications including The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, and The Recorder. Miller is a graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and is an award-winning journalist with expertise ranging from education and legal reporting to computer-assisted reporting.

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