Google is suppressing Coc Coc, eliminating competitors to achieve a novel place in Vietnam

Coc Coc Deputy General Director: Google is squeezing Coc Coc, eliminating competition to occupy a unique position in Vietnam - Photo 1.

Is that this the primary time Coc Coc has been ‘pressed’ by Google or have comparable incidents occurred earlier than?

This isn’t the primary time and definitely will not be the final time Google has made unfair competitors strikes with Coc Coc. As a result of within the Vietnamese market, Coc Coc is a direct competitor to Google. Moreover, Google is not only oppressing Coc Coc alone. As a result of the monopoly place brings a whole lot of advantages to them, Google will do all the things to attenuate competitors.

For instance, Google blocked promoting accounts and didn’t approve many adverts of Coc Coc regardless that it didn’t violate the rules. Particularly, the identical promoting content material, however Coc Coc’s account will not be authorized by Google, but when it runs by means of an company, will probably be authorized.

As for the browser and search engine, the toughest factor is within the cell model as a result of in the mean time, Google is totally controlling Android in addition to the Play Retailer, and Google can also be spending billions of cash on Apple. USD per 12 months simply to be the default search engine on Safari. So, each time the Coc Coc cell app releases a brand new and potential characteristic, Google will typically discover a option to block it.

Along with making the most of the UA chain to forestall Coc Coc customers from logging in with Google accounts comparable to Gmail to synchronize on the browser, when accessing another Google companies comparable to Google Sheet, Google Meet, … on Coc Coc , the person will likely be blocked and obtain a warning to improve or swap to the Google Chrome browser.

Coc Coc Deputy General Director: Google is squeezing Coc Coc, eliminating competition to occupy a unique position in Vietnam - Photo 2.

What’s the cause behind these ‘unhealthy play’ actions by Google?

Initially, this motion of Google will not be solely aimed toward Coc Coc or the Vietnamese market particularly. Google inherently has a really vast ecosystem and has dominated many areas from search engines like google, browsers, video platforms, cell working methods, promoting methods … and all the time makes use of that benefit to remove the interference. competitors from opponents as a way to keep a monopoly place.

Due to this cause, the issue of Google being penalized will not be new as a result of they’ve been entangled in lots of penalties in lots of international locations. Lately, the US and European Justice Departments additionally issued a advantageous to Google for abuse of place.

For instance, the FireFox browser has been acquired by Google, and most of FireFox’s income in the mean time comes from the cash that Google pays.

An instance of how Google can fully management cell search engines like google is proudly owning Android, Play Retailer and in 2021 it’ll pay Apple about $15 billion for being the default search engine. decided on iPhone (on common, Google spends about 15 USD/12 months for every iPhone, if calculating the fee for the Vietnamese market, the fee Google has to pay to Apple will likely be about 400 million USD).

As well as, Coc Coc’s product is healthier than Chrome in lots of factors by way of utilities and excellent options, appropriate for the wants of Vietnamese customers comparable to downloading, the power to load pages shortly x2 instances, eradicating adverts. annoy…

Subsequently, Google is worried that the event of Coc Coc will adversely have an effect on Google’s place. It is a recreation of massive fish “swallowing” small fish, eliminating competitors to occupy a novel place.

Coc Coc Deputy General Director: Google is squeezing Coc Coc, eliminating competition to occupy a unique position in Vietnam - Photo 3.

Will altering this string trigger any disadvantages for customers or will it have an effect on the aggressive surroundings of search engines like google and browsers?

Relating to the affect on the aggressive surroundings of browsers and search engines like google, Coc Coc will likely be negatively impacted. As a result of, altering this string will make it harder to investigate the statistics.

Some items like Statcounter use UA to combination knowledge. Altering the UA will imply that the algorithm will be unable to tell apart between Google customers and Coc Coc customers. Because of this, Coc Coc suffered a lower in market share statistics, customers, … whereas the precise knowledge didn’t lower.

Nevertheless, when having to weigh the corporate/model pursuits of Coc Coc and the pursuits of Vietnamese customers, Coc Coc will all the time select customers.

Moreover, this alteration could have no affect on the person expertise. That is only a technical change. Customers may even profit from the truth that they’re not blocked by Google on many companies, making searching smoother and extra seamless.

Chrome’s alternative to modify to UA is to make sure one of the best person expertise throughout use. Customers of Coc Coc will not encounter pointless errors attributable to Google blocking Coc Coc.

Coc Coc Deputy General Director: Google is squeezing Coc Coc, eliminating competition to occupy a unique position in Vietnam - Photo 4.

Will this alteration be a short lived answer or a everlasting answer of Coc Coc? Has Coc Coc give you any long-term options to keep away from the phenomenon of ‘squeeze’ from persevering with to occur once more from Google, affecting the person’s expertise?

It is onerous to say, truly, competing with Google is sort of a recreation of cat and mouse. For instance, on Youtube, Coc Coc has an advert filtering instrument that may assist customers have one of the best expertise and all the time needs to be up to date commonly as a result of Google is all the time searching for methods to interrupt that characteristic of Coc Coc.

Each time Coc Coc modifications, Google will even change to forestall it with the aim of hiding Coc Coc’s market share knowledge, affecting the corporate’s enterprise. As a short lived answer, Coc Coc must present extra detailed statistics for items like Statcounter and perhaps sooner or later Coc Coc will return to utilizing Coc Coc’s UA chain.

Nevertheless, momentary or long-term, Coc Coc wants to think about the affect on the person expertise. Coc Coc’s skill to return to utilizing UA can solely occur if it may well resolve all of the frequent person errors blocked by Google.

Coc Coc needed to think about and put together for a very long time earlier than formally asserting the information to the media. We have been beginning this course of for some time and can formally finalize the change as of early September 2021

Relating to the long-term answer in direction of completely fixing the phenomenon of oppression, Coc Coc can’t do it alone, as a result of the fundamental place by way of each technological and monetary assets will not be equal to that of Google. The issue can solely be solved if there may be coordination and assist from the Vietnamese enterprise safety and administration company.

Coc Coc Deputy General Director: Google is squeezing Coc Coc, eliminating competition to occupy a unique position in Vietnam - Photo 5.

Did Coc Coc sue Google about this habits in courtroom?

Truly, this may be advantageous if it might, however in actuality it will be not possible. Like different comparable circumstances on the planet, Coc Coc won’t be the one to sue Google immediately and Coc Coc has no plans to take action.

Coc Coc simply needs to deliver the difficulty of oppression and unfair competitors to the general public in order that customers and regulatory businesses have a extra particular view on this challenge. Nevertheless, Coc Coc is all the time prepared, or collects proof, after which it is dependent upon Google’s actions if Google continues to be too oppressive. If there may be any plan from the federal government in direction of authorized motion towards Google, Coc Coc is able to help in offering paperwork, proof and views.

The truth that Google oppresses small companies to extend their monopoly issue will not be a brand new downside, because the case of Courageous or Vivaldi talked about by Coc Coc additionally occurred. What options does Coc Coc recommend to assist defend truthful and wholesome competitors in a borderless surroundings with large opponents like Google?

Unfair aggressive surroundings can “sink” small corporations as quickly as they seem. Or small corporations must play by the “personal guidelines” of the massive guys, in keeping with which the principle pursuits will likely be held by the “tycoons”, regularly monopolies will exert strain after which conduct acquisitions. Briefly, the best way Fb did with Instagram and WhatsApp.

To forestall this from occurring once more, it’s essential to have worldwide antitrust legal guidelines (between international locations, areas, continents…) and the cooperation of corporations with frequent pursuits.

As well as, authorized provisions are additionally crucial on this regard. However not altering the principles will resolve it. If you wish to change the principles, there should be different choices, as a result of perhaps customers solely have Google as a search engine, in any other case the regulation won’t resolve the issue. .

Coc Coc Deputy General Director: Google is squeezing Coc Coc, eliminating competition to occupy a unique position in Vietnam - Photo 6.

For instance, in Russia, they’ve a search engine, truly a number of search engines like google are able to competing with Google, and now it’s the Russian regulation to regulate the monopoly state of affairs. fruit. The reason being that customers have extra choices to go looking, so the introduction of rules by the Russian authorities will assist the aggressive surroundings turn into extra truthful.

In actual fact, the Ministry of Info and Communications has additionally considered this challenge in its digital transformation plan and has additionally studied how European international locations comparable to Russia, Britain, and France have performed to fight Google’s monopoly. In Europe, for instance, Google was fined as much as $1.7 billion for violating EU antitrust rules within the internet advertising enterprise. Beforehand, the EU had fined Google $ 5.1 billion for unfair competitors with rivals on the Android cell platform.

Right here, it is crucial that the legislation is regularly revised. particularly insurance policies to assist home enterprises. This will likely be an extended street that Vietnam must be intelligent about, as a result of we’re not like China. China is a really massive nation, they’ll ban it however it’s troublesome for Vietnam to take action as a result of we’re not large enough in measurement, nor ought to we do it as a result of it’ll have an effect on us. to the person. So the most suitable choice is to have rules so that companies can compete pretty.

Final 12 months, Coc Coc made a revenue 30 billion dong. However with the current “squeezing” of Google plus the sophisticated developments of the Covid-19 epidemic, how will it have an effect on Coc Coc’s revenue this 12 months?

Coc Coc all the time tries to extend income in addition to margin %, after all the quantity won’t be equal to final 12 months as a result of the time of income planning, Coc Coc didn’t anticipate that the epidemic would final so lengthy. this. Subsequently, it will make it harder for Coc Coc to attain the revenue plan set out earlier. Now Coc Coc’s aim will now attempt to steadiness the losses with the income of Coc Coc’s investments comparable to advertising and marketing campaigns to draw customers.

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