Tag: Collect

Google to Collect 30% Cut on In-App Purchases Starting in 2021

Taking a page out of Apple’s  (AAPL) – Get Report book, Google will begin more strictly enforcing rules that require developers to use Google’s  (GOOGL) – Get Report payment system for in-app purchases. 

Google announced the change on its Android developer blog on Monday, describing it as a clarification of Google’s existing rules on in-app purchases. Google had an existing policy requiring developers to use Google’s billing system, but the policy had been loosely enforced. 

“We’ve always required developers who distribute their apps on Play to use Google Play’s billing system if they offer in-app purchases of digital goods, and pay a service fee from a percentage of the purchase,” wrote Sameer Samat, VP of product management at Android. “We only collect a service fee if the developer charges users to download their app or they sell in-app digital items, and we think that is fair.

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Collect air tickets, apply for visa extension in disciplined manner: Govt to Saudi expats

Bangladesh, Sept. 24 — The government has urged expatriate Bangladeshis who will return to their workplaces in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) to maintain discipline while collecting tickets and applying for visa extension.

The government also urged them not to create chaos being instigated by third party.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) conveyed the message to expatriate Bangladeshis on Wednesday night.

MoFA specially mentioned three locations – the Saudi Embassy in Dhaka, ticketing booths of the Saudi Airlines and Biman Bangladesh Airlines – where the expats must maintain.

Bangladeshi workers who got stuck here will be able to return to their workplaces in KSA soon as issues such as Iqama and visa are being addressed and both Biman and Saudi airlines got permission to operate.

“Our Ambassador [to Saudi Arabia Dr Mohammad Javed Patwary] just phoned me conveying the positive outcome,” Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen told

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