Fortnite creator triumphs in US court battle against Google, jury declares illegal monopoly

Ruling challenges Google's transaction fees and app distribution practices.
21 December 2023
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Fortnite creator triumphs in court battle against Google as jury rules the search giant operated an illegal monopoly.

Epic Games accused Google of unfairly dominating the app store market for Android smartphones.

Despite Google's intention to contest the verdict, Epic CEO Tim Sweeney hails the decision as a victory. The court will address compensation in January.

Jurors unanimously side with Epic on all counts. This case could give app developers more control over distribution and profits.

Hundreds of millions of people use the store to install apps for smartphones powered by Google's Android software.

Google said it would challenge the outcome.

- CyberBeat


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