Apple complies with Dutch watchdog ruling on payment options in Netherlands

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AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Apple said on Saturday it would allow developers of dating apps in the Netherlands to offer non-Apple payment options to their users, complying with an order from the country’s market regulator to do so by Jan. 15 or face fines. The country’s Authority for Consumers and Markets found in a decision published on Dec. 24 that Apple had abused its market position by requiring dating app developers, including Tinder owner Match Group Inc, to exclusively use Apple’s in-app payment system. Apple’s practice of requiring developers to use its system and pay commissions of 15-30% o…

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