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Match Sues Google Over App Store Billing Rules

  • Dating app company calls itself Google’s ‘hostage’ in lawsuit
  • Unlike Spotify, Match was unable to cut deal with Google
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Match Group Inc. accused Alphabet Inc.’s Google in a lawsuit of acting as a monopolist with its app store billing rules, the latest escalation in a brawl over the mobile-app industry. 

Match Group, which operates dating apps such as Tinder and OkCupid, alleged that Google breaks federal and state laws and abuses its power with a requirement that app developers use its billing system on Android devices.