The apps game

Topics Google | Paytm | Fintech

On Friday, the Google Play Store suspended the Paytm app and the Paytm First Games app for several hours. While the Paytm app was reinstated in the Play Store later the same day, the suspension highlights several different issues that could result in problems across multiple digital markets. Google has a near monopoly in India’s smartphone market. At the same time, the Google Pay service is a direct rival of Paytm (and other similar payment apps) in the so-called fintech space. Is Google using that android monopoly to shoulder out a rival, as alleged by Paytm? A second set of issues aris.....

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