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Epic is now getting Google’s director of Play partnerships, strategy, and operations to justify the 30 percent fee.

Intriguingly, our next witness, Michael Marchak, led an internal project at Google to quantify how much value developers got from Google Play. We’re looking at an internal document about an idea to convert that value into dollars and compare it to Google’s fee.

The “current model,” as of this August 2019 document, was that Google Play provided value by helping users discover apps, spend money on them, and deliver downloads at scale.

Marchak is repeatedly attempting to say this is an early model. Epic’s lawyer is repeatedly shutting him down.