Match Group, the parent company of dating apps Tinder, Hinge and OkCupid, is only slightly better at getting along with Google. From the report: On Friday, Match withdrew its request for a temporary ban against the company, which it accuses of unfair monopoly power in the mobile app market. Earlier this month, Match filed an antitrust lawsuit against the search giant over the company’s restrictions on payments inside Android apps, forcing app users to stay in their mobile ecosystem. The company filed a request for a temporary injunction a day after the lawsuit against Google.
Match cited several “concessions” from Google in its decision to withdraw the restriction request, including assuring that its apps would not be rejected or removed from the Google Play Store for providing alternative payment options. The company will also place up to $ 40 million in a deposit account instead of paying Google fees directly for payments on Android apps that take place outside of the Google Play payment system, claiming the fees are “illegal under federal and state law.” The escrow account will remain in place while the case awaits its day in court.