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Google Bans Major Chinese App Developer From Play Store, Ad Platform

By Tianyu M. Fang / Jul 18, 2019 02:45 PM / Business & Tech

Photo: IC Photo

Photo: IC Photo

Google has removed around 60 apps developed by the Shanghai-based, U.S.-listed software firm CooTek from its Play store and banned the company from its advertising platform, Google Admob, for allegedly engaging in alleged malicious ad practices.

CooTek, whose products include the popular TouchPal Chinese-language keyboard and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, denies the allegations but confirmed Wednesday in a press release that its apps have been “temporarily disabled” by Google’s platforms.

The move will not affect current users of CooTek’s apps, versions of which will remain available on Chinese app markets, the company added.

“CooTek remains committed to upholding the highest standards in the industry and complying with Google Play developer policies,” the company’s press release said. A spokesperson told Caixin that the company has been negotiating with Google but has not yet received any feedback.

This isn’t the first time Google has taken action against developers with ties to China. Do Global — a developer partly owned by Baidu Inc. — and Cheetah Mobile were both hit with similar bans in April and November, respectively.

Related: Tencent Presses Chinese App Stores for Bigger Cut of Game Sales

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