In a move that, at first, was a big surprise, Google has removed the very popular Fusion Voicemail Plus from the Android market. This app has been around for a few years and has garnered over a million downloads. The app, which was designed by 'Phone Fusion', basically creates a singular 'home-base' server where all your voicemails from multiple sources are forwarded, allowing you to organize and source them better.
The problem that caused Google to remove it from the app market was not a technical one; rather, it was a payment issue. Phone Fusion was getting around their requirement to pay Google a slice of their profits for any paid app. They did this by giving away the app for free on Google's market, but then charging users for 'premium' service upgrades on their own website.
Some might think it was cheesy of Google to pull the app, but it's not hard to see it both ways. Phone Fusion basically found a sneaky way to bypass section 3.3 of the Android Market Developer Distribution Agreement, and eliminate Google as a 'middleman', but in the process they were getting basically free advertising and free market penetration to consumers.
If all they had to market their product was their website then they would probably never have reached even half the user-base they were able to with Android. They were effectively 'biting the hand the fed them.' Share you ideas in the forum.