Ruling by South Korean agency will allow phone makers in the country to customize Android

Google has been fined 207 billion won ($176.64 million) by South Korea’s antitrust regulator for not allowing manufacturers to include customized versions of Android to be installed on handsets. The Wall Street Journal reports that on Tuesday, the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) said that Google abused Android’s dominant market position in the country by … Read more

South Korea Forces Apple and Google to Change In-App Payments

South Korea legislators on Tuesday approved the first law in the world that requires app stores to let users pay for in-app purchases through multiple payment systems, a blow to the market dominance of Apple and Google, which opposed the bill. South Korea’s National Assembly passed amendments to the country’s Telecommunications Business Act that prevent … Read more

South Korea passes a bill that takes big bucks out of Apple and Google’s hands; will others follow?

South Korea finally was able to do something to Apple and Google that other countries are hoping to do. As the Wall Street Journal reports, South Korea’s National Assembly on Tuesday passed a bill that forces Apple and Google to allow the use of alternative payment platforms for the App Store and Google Play Store, … Read more