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South Korea: KFTC probes Google Korea

 |  August 26, 2018

Google Korea is facing an antitrust investigation for allegedly abusing local game developers and distributors, according to the Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) and IT company officials Sunday.

The KFTC conducted an on-site probe into Google Korea for the past three weeks to check whether the Korean branch of the US internet giant has been exerting pressure on local game companies to release their games exclusively on its app store.

This came about four months after the KFTC surveyed local mobile game developers and distributors in April about whether Google Korea pressured them to launch their games only through the Google Play store or not to release their games through other app marketplaces.

Full Content: Korea Times

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