SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CooTek (CTK) ("CooTek" or the "Company"), a fast-growing global mobile internet company, today announced that it is aware that some of its global portfolio of apps have been temporarily disabled by Google from the Google Play Store and Google Admob. CooTek takes the matter very seriously and is in continuous communication with Google to clarify the potential misunderstandings. The matter, however, will not affect CooTek's existing users' use of the relevant apps.
CooTek also denied allegations by a certain media outlet that 58 of its apps submitted to Google Play in June 2019 engaged in malicious ad activity. CooTek investigated internally, reexamined its apps and found no evidence to support the allegations. The Company confirms that the updated apps it submitted to Google Play in June did not engage in any malicious ad activity. CooTek remains committed to upholding the highest standards in the industry and complying with Google Play developer policies. The Company's priority has always been to protect the interests of its users and enhance the user experience.
Pending the restoration of access for some of its global portfolio of apps, CooTek's ability to attract new users and generate revenue from Google Admob may be adversely affected. The actions taken by Google will not affect CooTek's existing users or their ability to use the apps.
About CooTek (Cayman) Inc.
CooTek is a fast-growing global mobile internet company. The mission of CooTek is to empower everyone to express themselves and enjoy relevant content seamlessly. The Company's user-centric and data-driven approach has enabled it to release appealing products to capture mobile internet users' ever-evolving content needs and helps it rapidly attract targeted users. Focusing on 5 verticals of fitness, news and short videos, healthcare, lifestyle and entertainment, CooTek has developed multiple rapidly growing content-rich portfolio apps with news feed to deliver relevant content.
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