U.S. The States insisted on new store-over-app store rules

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At least three U.S. States are investigating Alphabet Inc. about fees charged from developers for purchases and subscriptions within apps. No Google, and according to people familiar with the matter, they could file an antitrust case against the company early next year.

The attorney generals of Utah, North Carolina and New York are among the states that are preparing the lawsuit, which has not been reported before and could be filed as soon as possible in January, people said. Asked not to give identification. Not public.

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