Google Lets Tinder Parent Match Use Own Payment Method in Compromise

What’s happening
Tinder parent Match Group has come to an agreement with Google that allows Match’s apps to remain on the Play Store without using Play Store Billing for in-app transactions.
Why it matters
The agreement comes amid tension between app developers and Google over the use of alternative payment systems.

Match Group struck an agreement Friday with Google that allows Match’s popular Tinder and Hinge dating apps to remain on the Google Play Store while using alternatives to the search giant’s payment system.The agreement will let users of Match apps select the payment system of their choosing rather …