25 Jun '11, 9am

#Taiwan to fine #Google on #Android apps return policy

#Taiwan to fine #Google on #Android apps return policy

TAIPEI - Taipei is considering imposing a fine of at least NT$300,000 (S$12810) on Web search giant Google for its failure to set up a refund mechanism for returned app downloads. The move by the Taipei City Government came after many smart phone users complained that they could not have their money returned when they found the downloaded apps they had paid for unsatisfactory. The Law and Regulation Commission (LRC) under the Taipei City Government has informed Google Taiwan, as well as Apple Asia, of the complaints in a written warning, demanding an explanation and improvements by a June 23 deadline While Apple Asia responded before the deadline, saying it will comply with Taiwan's laws by extending from 15 minutes to seven days the trial period for online purchases of smart phone apps, no word has been heard from Google. No refund disputes have arisen in connection with ...

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