Match dating apps get protection for now in Google Play

By Bryan Koenig (May 23, 2022, 5:17 p.m. EDT) – Tinder, OkCupid, and PlentyOfFish may remain in the Google Play Store for now as part of an agreement with online dating provider Match Group reached with Google which will continue to exempt these and other Match apps from a requirement to use in-app billing from the search giant, whose 30% commission is at the heart of a sprawling antitrust case.

The deal proposed Thursday in California federal court and approved Friday, dropping Match’s bid for a temporary restraining order, requires the company behind to set aside $40 million in escrow for Google in a deal similar to the one the search giant struck Friday with Epic Games. …

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