Iowa part of new antitrust lawsuit against Google over its Android app store
BPC Staff Jul 8, 2021 | 3:37 pm
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Politico: A group of 36 states and Washington, D.C., sued Google on Wednesday in an antitrust case challenging the company’s control over its Android app store — opening a new front in regulators’ attempts to rein in the search giant. The suit, filed in California federal court and led by Utah, North Carolina, Tennessee, New York, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa and Nebraska, is the latest in a series of major antitrust cases filed against the tech industry’s biggest forces, after years of brewing unhappiness with the growing wealth and power of Silicon Valley. It is the latest challenge to the search giant’s plan to force all app developers who use its Google Play Store to pay a 30% commission on sales of digital goods or services.