CCI denies interim relief to desi cos in Google case

Google billing issue: CCI denies interim relief to Indian internet firms

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The internet companies sought to restrict Google from levying any commission for in-app purchases and from delisting those not adhering to its policies. The relief was sought by People Interactive, which runs Shaadi.com and Mebigo Labs, which runs Kuku FM.

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The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has dismissed interim pleas by Indian internet companies urging the antitrust watchdog to restrict Google from levying any commission for in-app purchases and from delisting apps not adhering to Google’s Play Store policies.

The interim relief was sought by People Interactive, which runs Shaadi.com and Mebigo Labs, which runs Kuku FM.


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The denial of interim relief by CCI comes in the backdrop of an investigation it ordered into Google’s Play Store billing norms on March 15, saying the US-based giant’s policies prima facie violated the competition law.

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