Google cuts mobile app store fee in half amid scrutiny

San Francisco (AFP) – Google on Tuesday said it will halve the controversial fee it charges developers at its online shop for digital content tailored for Android-powered mobile devices. The commission taken at Google Play will be reduced to 15 percent from 30 percent starting in July, but just on the first $1 million of revenue taken in annually by a developer, according to post by product management vice president Sameer Samat. The move comes amid pressure on Google and Apple to ease policies on their online marketplaces for the dominant mobile platforms. Apple announced a similar cut for sm…

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