A number of leading technology entrepreneurs are joining hands to petition the government seeking support to create an overarching Indian digital app ecosystem to counter what they view as the dominance of US technology giants Google and Apple.

At a meeting on Tuesday, the group discussed ways to establish a large-scale platform that will host local apps and break the duopoly of Google’s Play Store and Apple’s App Store, as well as a national-level lobby group to represent their interests, people privy to discussions told ET.

The founders, including Paytm’s Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Yashish Dahiya of Policybazaar and Murugavel Janakiraman of Matrimony.com, also plan to approach the country’s banking regulator as well as the finance ministry seeking redressal for Google’s recent move to increase commission on purchases made on its app store.

Read more at The Economic Times