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Google will pay Apple $1 billion to power search in iOS for 2014

12 February, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Google will pay Apple $1 billion to power search in iOS for 2014 - read the full textApple has been pushing hard to scrub all traces of Google from its iOS cash cow (including dropping Google Maps in a controversial move), but it seems that Google is willing to pay big lumps of cash to stay on. According to analysts at Morgan Stanley, the Mountain View-based company will give...


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google is just smart. they will pay Apple everything they demand and use their androids to haunt and beat them thereby collapsing iOS. in business either you kill competition or make them surrender.

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  • 2013-02-16 09:40
  • HCfm

You can't compete with google when behind of them standing U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. If you buying google product then you supporting U.S. government. Yes, Android product are the best but in future our freedoms depends from google. We must fight against U.S., CIA and Google project!

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  • 2013-02-15 02:57
  • mxKt

Google: 1 Billion dollars here you go Apple.
Bank: Here Google we have your 55 billion dollars to be collected.
Just a sketch. Google has nooo problem paying 1 billion as alot of profit comes after it..

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  • 2013-02-15 02:00
  • LK3Q

What a greedy company.

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  • 2013-02-14 17:36
  • myS$

> In reply to kelly @ 2013-02-14 09:40 from RJ7L - click to readAlso I forgot to add.. That's I won't even mention Apple's Quality Control issues..

A person with half a brain that isn't braindead
can look them up. I'm sure you can too.

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  • 2013-02-14 16:36
  • gLKI

> In reply to kelly @ 2013-02-14 09:40 from RJ7L - click to readYeah, that's why they keep suing everyone for money and patents..
Whatever makes you happy Kelly and sleep at night.

Also did you knew that Unicorns are real?

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  • 2013-02-14 16:33
  • gLKI

Apple will get 1b, end of story.

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  • 2013-02-14 15:15
  • v0qJ

> In reply to aniket @ 2013-02-13 06:52 from uu4d - click to readI admit I have no idea on this kind of business transactions/arrangements but thanks to your post, I am enlightened.

Just hate those trolls here, wish they post somewhere else.

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  • 2013-02-14 11:15
  • PGfx

Apple doesnt want the money. But, they want the quality of the phone for the comfortable using for their valuable customers unlike android

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  • 2013-02-14 09:40
  • RJ7L

$1B is nothing compare to Android.
Phone Manufacturers get Android for free.

Android costs much more than $1B/yr.

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  • 2013-02-14 04:03
  • PU$j

Isn't this time to be suspicious of how much your tracked data is worth to Google which is also the world's largest advertising company. Would you trust a browser made by doubleclick? Firefox for security all the way.

Russian defence forces made a tough android tablet with Google's tentacles removed. Civilian version coming soon.

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  • 2013-02-14 04:01
  • X0Tq

Google paid Apple $1 billion to control what people search for and track them.

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  • 2013-02-13 19:11
  • nGJ7

Again, as a lot of people said and re-said, it's all about the "Search Engine" and not the devices this companies are producing.

Also, Apple would be so screwed if they not take Google's Search Engine Services, after all, back when Google was starting, benchmark test already placed it on top as the best guy to go to for searches, it's like leap and bounds greater than Yahoo. (I don't know about Bing)

So again, it's a win = win scenario for both companies.

Besides (again), if ever Apple switches to a different Search Provider, those Apple [Google Search] Users -- still has the ability to switch their default search engine to Google, not unless Apple patches it with a future iOS version.

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  • 2013-02-13 18:19
  • t7X2

In the mean time, Google Play is giving away users' private information

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  • 2013-02-13 17:45
  • PG5Y

> In reply to Kif @ 2013-02-13 11:04 from ajTE - click to readLol. Samsung's revenues are high because they make alot of high volume, low margin products. Net income or operating profit are a much more valuable indicator to me. (you know the amount of money the company actually keeps after paying for stuff). A company can have billions in sales but be doing terrible because they're in the red. Their net income is negative. Revenue is a nice number to throw around for folks who can't read financial statements, but for folks who actually understand them, net income, operating income and cash flow are much nicer to look at. I don't expect you to know much about financial state because it seems all you know to do is name-call and repeat trite talking points.

BTW you still haven't answered where that guy found the 48 million GS3s sold number. Samsung fanboy dreams are so funny.

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  • 2013-02-13 17:35
  • Iw6U

haha i love the thumbnail of the post - iphone saying 1 billion pls. :)

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  • 2013-02-13 14:53
  • t1$A

That seems like a billion thrown out the window. It's not like Apple has a choice in search providers. Google is by far the best search engine. A smart move would be asking Apple money for having the honor of having Google as the search provider.

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  • 2013-02-13 12:44
  • MRWq

Apple has set an example!
Every other companies with Proprietary OS should follow the Apple's footstep.

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  • 2013-02-13 12:33
  • vFsP

> In reply to san der @ 2013-02-13 11:36 from t7Xk - click to readWell, if you can find a better search engine than google then it makes sense. If not, the world default search engine is google.

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  • 2013-02-13 12:18
  • XMJN

Its apple's phone, 75% apple tax.
300% for hardware.

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  • 2013-02-13 11:36
  • vMeL

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