09 Mar '12, 3am

Apple forces Google to lean on Android developers to use Google Wallet or else (From the can't-make-it-up dept)

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc has been pressuring applications and mobile game developers to use its costlier in-house payment service , Google Wallet , as the Internet search giant tries to emulate the financial success of Apple Inc's iOS platform. Google warned several developers in recent months that if they continued to use other payment methods - such as PayPal, Zong and Boku - their apps would be removed from Android Market , now known as Google Play, according to developers, executives and investors in mobile gaming and payment sectors. Developers say the Internet search giant is trying to simplify consumer payments, hoping apps-buying will rise and offset their higher costs. Google's payment service charges a higher cut per transaction than some rivals'. But the move also suggests Google is using its powerful position in the mobile apps market to promote an ...

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