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Google tries to move the goalposts in response to Play Store antitrust suit

Google tries to move the goalposts in response to Play Store antitrust suit

It's been less than a day since a coalition of dozens of US states sued Google in a federal court for antitrust behavior, citing its collection of fees for distribution on the Play Store. Google has fired back with a lengthy blog post in the standard corporate "nu-uh" counter.

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Australia's anti-competitive beef with Google expands to target the Play Store

Australia's anti-competitive beef with Google expands to target the Play Store

Google's struggling with an image problem right now. Ever since Epic decided to pull something of a stunt with the in-app purchase systems in Fortnite, the status of both Google and Apple as the gatekeepers of the mobile app world has been called into question. Google is facing regulatory scrutiny in the US, and now it looks like Australia wants to get in on the party.

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Google made almost 18 billion dollars in three months

Google made almost 18 billion dollars in three months

It's good to be the Goog, at least if what you want is to make incredible amounts of money. Continuing its trend as the pandemic rolls on, Google and its parent company Alphabet are absolutely coining it. Revenue for the first quarter of 2021 was 55.314 billion US dollars, an increase of an astonishing 34% over last year.

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Following Apple's lead, Google cuts Play Store fees in half for most developers

Following Apple's lead, Google cuts Play Store fees in half for most developers

For half a year there's been a huge storm brewing over app store platforms, the money that they make, and who gets to keep how much of it. It all came to a head when Epic dared Apple and Google to kick Fortnite off of the App Store and Play Store for working around the usual in-app purchase revenue split. Long story short: Apple and Google did just that, and the legal battle is ongoing. But the fallout is affecting other parts of the industry.

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Google could be forced to sell Chrome if the Justice Department gets its way

Google could be forced to sell Chrome if the Justice Department gets its way

Google has been in hot water with government authorities time and time again, most recently when it comes to its acquisition of Fitbit in the EU. Now it looks like Google might have more tough times ahead in its home territory as the US Justice Department is reportedly considering forcing Google to sell the Chrome browser along with parts of its advertising business.

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Monopoly Sudoku is the latest release from Marmalade Game Studio

Monopoly Sudoku is the latest release from Marmalade Game Studio

Marmalade Game Studio has been releasing digital adaptations of Hasbro board games for a few years now, and already offers several familiar titles, like Clue, Battleship, and Monopoly. Of course, why sit on a lucrative license if you're not going to use it, and so Marmalade has been busy creating offshoots of these classic titles that offer their own unique mechanics in order to expand its catalog, and so the latest release from the company is Monopoly Sudoku, available today for $3.99.

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The Division 2, The Crew 2, and Monopoly are coming to Stadia (Update: Crew 2 available)

The Division 2, The Crew 2, and Monopoly are coming to Stadia (Update: Crew 2 available)

Ubisoft is no stranger to Google's Stadia platform. The publisher has already ported Just Dance 2020, Gods & Monsters, Trials Rising, and other titles to Stadia, and now Ubisoft has revealed that three more games are on the way.

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Monopoly for Android now available for pre-registration on the Play Store (Update: Out now)

Monopoly for Android now available for pre-registration on the Play Store (Update: Out now)

Electronic Arts released an adaption of the classic board game Monopoly for Android back in 2011, but that version was de-listed years ago, presumably due to expiring licenses. A new version of Monopoly for Android and iOS was announced last month, and now you can pre-register for it on the Play Store.

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Google's response to the European Commission's antitrust allegations leaves a lot to be desired

Google's response to the European Commission's antitrust allegations leaves a lot to be desired

Last April the European Commission, the EU's executive body, issued a statement criticizing Google's management of Android. The Commission accused Google of facilitating monopolistic practices, specifically by tying the Play Store, the Android version of Chrome, and other common Google apps to Google's Search services among licensed Android manufacturers. Keeping manufacturers from releasing forks of Android as a condition of participating in the Google ecosystem - a process which Google calls "anti-fragmentation" - was also an issue. It took a while, but Google has finally published a full response to the Commission.

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Hasbro Releases Chromecast Editions Of Monopoly And Yahtzee For Up To Four Players

Hasbro Releases Chromecast Editions Of Monopoly And Yahtzee For Up To Four Players

Chromecast is best known for getting video from your phone or tablet onto your television screen. It also streams audio, if you're into that sort of thing. These two things cover most of what people generally do with Google's little streaming stick.

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