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Google snubs South Korea's app store payments law

SImon Hobson Silver badge

Re: Real world?

Indeed, business do tend to locate where the rent and other considerations hit an optimum level for them. But this is yet another area where the analogy breaks down. The Apple/Google duopoly effectively means that developers are forced to rent a store in one of two malls, with Apple and Google having put up barriers top prevent almost all potential customers from going elsewhere in town. So the developer (analogy, retailer) isn't free to choose a locations/type of shop/payment processor/etc that suits them - they are being blackmailed into using the combinations imposed by Apple and Google between them.

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