Google countersues dating app Tinder developer Match to permanently take it off the shelves

Google Inc has sued dating app developer Match Group, accusing it of conducting malicious transactions and breaching contracts, sparking a legal battle over Google Play policies. Google's lawsuit is in response to Match suing the company in May, which accused Google of monopolizing billing policies. Google then changed some policies, prompting Match to withdraw its application for a temporary restraining order. Match operates dating apps like Tinder and OkCupid.


But Google didn't let it go, and the company fought back on Monday. Google says Match now wants to use Google Play for free, without paying. Google said in the indictment that other developers complied with the agreement and compensated Google with a portion of their proceeds in good faith. Compared to these developers, Match's requirements would put it in a better position. Currently, Google only takes a 15% commission on the first $1 million in annual revenue U.S. developers make from Google Play.


Google is seeking an unspecified amount of damages from Match and asking the court to allow the company to permanently remove Match's dating service from Google Play. Match has yet to comment.

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