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Even as Paytm works to get back on Play Store, the move yet again shows the power of Google. It's a platform and also has a product Google Pay that competes with Paytm. Apparently the issue here was Paytm's cricket sticker Cashbacks. No recourse except complying with Google https://t.co/F3BUDNNp5y— Chandra R. Srikanth (@chandrarsrikant) September 18, 2020
#Paytm out of Google Play Store.— CNBC-TV18 (@CNBCTV18Live) September 18, 2020
Google: We don’t allow online casinos/support any unregulated gambling apps that facilitate sports betting. It includes if app leads consumers to an external website that allows them to participate in paid tournaments to win real money/cash prizes pic.twitter.com/poeZzXw5nA
Whoa!— Nikhil Pahwa (@nixxin) September 18, 2020
FIFS, which has Dream11 founder has its chairperson, says that they complained to Google about Paytm. https://t.co/4rOiyJbXVu
Dream11 isn't on the Play store. Hasn't been. So this is Dream11 vs Paytm. Huge. Google isn't without support then.
Bring out the popcorn.
I have little sympathy for Paytm but this incident reflects on too much power app stores wield.— Abhishek Baxi (@baxiabhishek) September 18, 2020
A primary payment app for millions of Indians, especially small merchants, is almost an essential service and cannot go bust suddenly. https://t.co/Yxa4LjoVoD
On one hand, Google treats policy violation by a hugely popular app just the way it would treat any obscure app.— Shashikant Kore (@kshashi) September 18, 2020
OTOH, the banned app happens to be direct competitor. So, a warning would have been nice.
Paytm should have been more careful, all the same.https://t.co/LmF9LvxrKL
The removal of Paytm and Paytm First Games from the Google Play Store covers two interesting #techpolicy issues:— Nikhil Pahwa (@nixxin) September 18, 2020
1. Platform Power: Google and Apple have an operating system duopoly. Remember that you can't upload an app store app on the Google Play Store. Thus
In Paytm being taken down by Google, another factor to look at----Paytm's app is also how most would access its banking services. So, that's a RBI regulated entity's core app being taken down.— digbijay mishra (@digbijaymishra1) September 18, 2020
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