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Google Slapped With French Fine Over Abusive App Store Practices

  • French court targets abusive practices toward developers
  • Tech giant must also change contract clauses from 2015-16
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Alphabet Inc.’s Google was fined 2 million euros ($2.2 million) by the Paris Commercial Court over abusive practices toward developers on its app store.

The U.S. tech giant will also have to change seven clauses from its contracts dating back to years 2015 and 2016, that included a 30% commission on revenues generated by developers on the Google Play Store, according to a text of Monday’s ruling.