CCI Seeks Response From 17 Startup Founders On Google Abusing Dominant Position
The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has written to 17 startup founders, questioning them and collating their viewpoints on the ongoing controversy over Google abusing its dominant position in the operating system (OS) market.
This comes at a time that the CCI has initiated a probe against Google for alleged abuse of dominance to force app makers to exclusively use its billing system Google Pay for in-app purchases.
Startups that have received letters from CCI include Paytm, Zomato, PhonePe, UpGrad, Dream11, GOQII, Razorpay and Matrimony.com.
Two founders who received the letter confirmed that CCI has also asked startups for the agreements they have signed with the various OS for placing their app on their app stores.