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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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> In reply to GauravP90a @ 2013-02-12 20:40 from vbPX - click to readThe only person saying anything like that is you, trying to rationalize the story to yourself.

Google knows they need to be on iOS because even though Android sells much higher numbers than iOS, internet usage for iOS devices dwarfs Android usage. It's not even close.

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  • 2013-02-12 20:54
  • xbSZ

Apple will be on its way down. With no innovations and the same thing over and over again people are fed up and switching.

Google is making a mistake here. There is no need to pay a penny for a minor player in the future.

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  • 2013-02-12 20:48
  • pKEU

> In reply to GauravP90a @ 2013-02-12 20:40 from vbPX - click to readI did not read annybody here claming apple invented something,u are delusinal.

u right about it being pure buisiness en benefitial 2 both players. at the end of the day, apple gets to use a free exelent service from google, and gets payed a Billion dollar to do so.

Apple thinks money progress and effetiancy..

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  • 2013-02-12 20:48
  • Sd8Y

> In reply to My Opinion @ 2013-02-12 19:46 from 39x% - click to readIf Google don't pay, they will lose the previlage of their search engine being used by 300+ million IOS users.
if that happens advertisers will advertise i what ever search engine apple chooses in order to reach their costumers. that means loss of money for google. they arn't stupid either.

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  • 2013-02-12 20:41
  • Sd8Y

iFans Please.. Google paying apple $1Bn DOESN'T mean that Apple has won or Apple is better at something or Google has accepted Apple as the Alpha male and bowed down!!!
NO

It is strictly a business transaction Beneficial to Google (and Apple)..

And make no mistake because it sure as hell doesn't mean that iOS is better than Android..
So stop acting as if Apple has invented something or won something FROM Google.. because it hasn't

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  • 2013-02-12 20:40
  • vbPX

why would google pay someone to use their search engine.

if Google wasn't the default option i would just change it anyway to google.

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  • 2013-02-12 20:18
  • Lh@x

> In reply to Ahlan @ 2013-02-12 18:58 from ajTr - click to read48 million Galaxy s3 sold? Haha. I'd love to we where you got those numbers from. Delusional Samsung fanboys like to inflate samsungs numbers all the time. As of January they sold 30 million ( sold, not samsung's usually inflated "shipments" number that may have as much as 25% sitting on shelves). Life
Ust be so much simpler for naive and gullible Samsung fans.

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  • 2013-02-12 20:04
  • Iw6U

> In reply to Ahlan @ 2013-02-12 18:58 from ajTr - click to read48 million Galaxy s3 sold? Haha. I'd love to we where you got those numbers from. Delusi

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  • 2013-02-12 19:59
  • Iw6U

> In reply to My Opinion @ 2013-02-12 19:46 from 39x% - click to readI never go to google by typing google.com from my iOS device, i have that search box in my safari which goes to google, so if it wasnt google its bing or something else and then i dont go google.

Make sense now?

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  • 2013-02-12 19:53
  • p771

> In reply to blackmarvel @ 2013-02-12 19:28 from Sd8Y - click to readwe don't look at their brains we look at their phones. don't talk like Apple is your father's company, I hate fanboys for this reason

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  • 2013-02-12 19:51
  • 0I4B

> In reply to Ahlan @ 2013-02-12 18:58 from ajTr - click to readHaha what a bullshit, where you get those sgs3 and iPhone 5 numbers :)

Newest number for sgs3 is 40 million. I dont think they have sold 8 million device this month.

Its 100% fact that iPhone 5 going to sell at least twice as much than sgs3.

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  • 2013-02-12 19:49
  • p771

Apple just sold a product ( apple users ) to google which will now sell this product to its customers (advertisers) . Obviously google doesn't have to buy android users because it already owns them to sell them on to the highest bidder.

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  • 2013-02-12 19:49
  • ut53

Don't 95% of people just open the browser and go to google anyway or will Apple, if they don't get the astronomical fee, block users from accessing it? I'm failing to see where this billion dollars will go and what possible justification it has, google is free to use anyway.

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  • 2013-02-12 19:46
  • 39x%

Apple is laughing... Apple Just cashed A Billon for a free to use service...
If Google don't pay, they will lose the previlage of their search engine being used by 300+ million IOS users.
if that happens advertisers will advertise i what ever search engine apple chooses in order to reach their costumers. that means loss of money for google. they arn't stupid either.

the iHaters will always fail to recognise the genious of Apple.

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  • 2013-02-12 19:28
  • Sd8Y

> In reply to FrostJoke @ 2013-02-12 18:15 from t7Xk - click to readHell yeah

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  • 2013-02-12 19:23
  • L1gN

tbh i prefer iphone to GS3 but i prefer one x+ to iphone...

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  • 2013-02-12 19:22
  • 0Fdt

> In reply to Ahlan @ 2013-02-12 18:58 from ajTr - click to read47 mil is total all iphone (5,4s,4) in Q4. iPhone 5 might sold in 17 - 22 mil in Q4.

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  • 2013-02-12 19:18
  • xA1g

> In reply to Denzo @ 2013-02-12 18:43 from IPtL - click to readI think your the one who is talking garbage Denzo, Apple doesn't have money to even buy Google let alone Samsung....

Apple hardware is made by Samsung LG and Sony. Iphone screen is made by LG, iphone chip-sets are made by Samsung, iphone camera is made by Sony. Apple worth shit without these 3 companies....

and Wrong! Apple did NOT sells more iPhone 5s than Sammy sgs3

Galaxy s3 sold 48 million while iphone 5 is at 47 million....

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  • 2013-02-12 18:58
  • ajTr

i can search on google right now from safari? what is the problem? i can't understand...

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  • 2013-02-12 18:56
  • 0Cb2

> In reply to Denzo @ 2013-02-12 18:43 from IPtL - click to readin your dreams..

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  • 2013-02-12 18:53
  • 3Trv

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