Google Paid Apple $1 Billion to Keep Search Bar on iPhone

Google Inc. is paying Apple Inc. a hefty fee to keep its search bar on the iPhone.Apple received $1 billion from its rival in 2014, according to a transcript of court proceedings from Oracle Corp.’s copyright lawsuit against Google. The search engine giant has an agreement with Apple that gives the iPhone maker a percentage of the revenue Google generates through the Apple device, an attorney for Oracle said at a Jan. 14 hearing in federal court. see:Google ‘paid Apple $1bn in 2014 to keep search on iPhone’
Google paid tech rival Apple $1bn in 2014 to keep its search function the default option on iOS devices, Bloomberg reports.A transcript of court proceedings from a copyright lawsuit against Google allegedly contains reference to a deal between the Silicon Valley firms.The alleged agreement involves Google paying Apple a percentage of revenue – as much as 34% – gained through iOS devices. paid Apple $1bn to be default iOS search engine
Apple and Google are rivals. So why is Google the default search engine for mobile Safari, which is the pre-installed web browser on iPads and iPhones?The answer, court documents revealed on Thursday, is simple: money talks. And $1bn, the amount Google paid Apple in 2014 for the privilege of default access to the hundreds of millions of iPhone users, talks very loudly.

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