Kakao says emoji subscription purchases fell by a third due to Google’s new in-app policy

Kakao confirms it is removing its external payment option after standoff with Google 

The number of emoji subscription purchases on the South Korean messaging app KakaoTalk has dropped by a third over the year, parent firm Kakao said in quarterly earnings call Thursday. It blamed Google’s new in-app payment policy, which forces apps to use the Android-maker’s own billing system. KakaoTalk’s Emoticon Plus subscription service, which costs approximately […]

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