Anupam Mittal Terms Google 'Digital East India Co.' Charging 'Lagaan' from Developers

By Team Inc42

People Group CEO, Anupam Mittal, labels Google "Digital East India Company" for violating CCI's antitrust directives with its new billing system.

Google's billing system charges 11%-26% commissions from developers and lets startups use third-party payment processors.

Mittal argues that Google's new policy is fundamentally illegal and disregards Indian laws and institutions.

ADIF, backed by Indian startups, filed a plea in Delhi High Court to halt the policy until CCI investigates antitrust complaints.

The Delhi High Court's decision could set a precedent for Indian startups fighting against Google's perceived monopoly.