Match's Dating Apps Get Protection For Now In Google Play

By Bryan Koenig (May 23, 2022, 5:17 PM EDT) — Tinder, OkCupid and PlentyOfFish can stay in Google’s Play Store for now under a deal online dating provider Match Group struck with Google that will continue to exempt those and Match’s other apps from a requirement to use the search giant’s in-app billing, whose 30% commission is central to 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 put $40 million aside in escrow for Google in an arrangement similar to the one the search giant reached Friday with Epic Games…

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