Dutch watchdog ACM to investigate Google Play store practices

  div classBodysc17zpet90 cdBBJodivpAMSTERDAM Reuters – The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets ACM announced on Wednesday a preliminary investigation into Alphabet Incs Google for possible anticompetitive practices in its Play store.p

  pDatingapp provider The Matchgroup asked the regulator to assess whether Google abuses its dominant position.pdivdivdiv classBodysc17zpet90 cdBBJodiv

  p“Datingapp providers allegedly are no longer able to use a payment system other than Googles payment system. In addition, dating apps claim they are no longer allowed to refer to other payment methods either,” ACM spokesperson Murco Mijnlieff said in an email.p

  pGoogle did not immediately respond to a request for comment.p


  pp Reporting by Charlotte Van Campenhoutp

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