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Google vs Paytm: A case of breaking the rules or a battle for the market?

The spat also brings Google and Apple's duopoly over being the only marketplaces for applications on their mobile operating systems into question

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Experts also say Paytm promoting Paytm First Games through its main payments app amounts to surrogate advertising and violation of Playstore rules

Sai Ishwar Mumbai
Even as the Paytm app was reinstated a few hours after its delisting from the Google Play Store, the mudslinging between the two companies continued over the weekend.

The spat brings Google and Apple’s duopoly over being the only marketplaces for applications on their mobile operating systems into question. But Google stood its ground in this case, saying Paytm’s promotion of its fantasy gaming app Paytm First Games was a clear breach of its policies.

Technology and industry experts though appear to be divided after the first bout.

“In this matter, the policies of Google are a bit arbitrary. One, it does not

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First Published: Sep 21 2020 | 3:18 PM IST

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