Google Agrees to $19 Million Refund for In-App Purchases

Google Inc. has agreed to pay at least $19 million in refunds to settle federal allegations that the Internet giant improperly billed parents for unauthorized purchases by their children while using mobile apps. The company also promised to change its billing practices for so-called in-app purchases "to ensure that it obtains express, informed consent from consumers before charging them for items sold in mobile apps," the Federal Trade Commission said.