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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 z @ 2013-02-12 17:47 from YbM6 - click to readExactly. And that's one of the many reasons (albeit a smaller one) why I don't use an iPhone or iPad: I don't want to leave inside a burg where the King can decide where I can or cannot go. In the gatekeeper model, the one who pays is the winner, and it's not necessarily the best.

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  • 2013-02-12 18:51
  • 8U2U

> In reply to Denzo @ 2013-02-12 18:43 from IPtL - click to readActually, the Samsung Group has a higher revenue than apple does.

Apple market value is higher than the samsung group though.

2 totally different things.

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  • 2013-02-12 18:49
  • RcFM

Crapple......Google should tell them to take a hike. iOS is crap!

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  • 2013-02-12 18:44
  • fjRx

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-02-12 18:12 from 3iJC - click to readSamsung is biiger than Apple? In what way? In cheap smartphones or washing machines?

Apple is a bigger company than Samsung. Infact, they could buy Google and Samsung and have change left to buy a new iPad.

Apple also sells more iPhone 5s than Sammy does SGS3s.. again, in the high end, which is the only end Apple services, Apple rapes Samsung.

So your comment - is garbage. Now get back to your bada OS.

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  • 2013-02-12 18:43
  • IPtL

Why are they paying Apple? Google is so good right? They dont need to pay for iOS customers?

Maybe, if Apple users stop using google, all the people who actually spend money will go too.

You dont pay $1 BILLION for nothing.. High end - samsung huh?

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  • 2013-02-12 18:41
  • IPtL

there's no pride in money... they will eat all their pride in exchange for money.
it's all about money!

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  • 2013-02-12 18:40
  • HBCv

> In reply to TouchWiz User @ 2013-02-12 17:58 from sSKZ - click to readAnd lose 300 million users? Do you iHaters have any sense left anymore? :D

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  • 2013-02-12 18:38
  • p771

wow ......... It's a nice phone.I like it.

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  • 2013-02-12 18:37
  • 9E6M

> In reply to TouchWiz User @ 2013-02-12 17:58 from sSKZ - click to readi agree 100%.

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  • 2013-02-12 18:26
  • 4@9d

hahaha....i lyk the way the writer goes on n on about google and android and iOS. n at the end just puts a little fullstop (microsoft) lol

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  • 2013-02-12 18:18
  • fmWh

If Google is willing to pay that much -- Then I don't mind seeing Apple and Google (and maybe Linux too) working together to create one OS.

i.e. "One OS to rule them all, one OS to find them, one OS to bring them all and in the darkness bind them"

Then they can split it to two ways: an Open Platform to be used on Cheap-Tier Phones, and a Closed Platform for Premium-Tier Phones.

It's prolly a win = win scenario for both companies, and also to their technology. :D

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  • 2013-02-12 18:15
  • t7Xk

> In reply to Realistic_mojo @ 2013-02-12 18:04 from b%L6 - click to readBahaha go jump off a cliff Samsung copies ? you mean Apple copies because Samsung is far ahead of that fruity company not to mention Samsung is 10x bigger than Apple.

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  • 2013-02-12 18:12
  • 3iJC

It takes a genius to recognize another one. Google and Apple are pioneers/innovators and always working towards creating better products for the consumers, unlike some CopyCatDung or ShitDung or whatever, stealing others innovations/patents and coming up with a product every other month(Galaxy Grandfather, Galaxy Milkman, Galaxy Busdriver, Galaxy Buffalo, Galaxy this, Galaxy that etc.)

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  • 2013-02-12 18:04
  • b%L6

Google should have booted iOS the same way iOS booted Google, irrespective of the loses, just to keep their pride.

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  • 2013-02-12 18:02
  • H4wV

well you have to spend money to make money thats how it is so i dont know whats wrong with some comments here

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  • 2013-02-12 18:01
  • LaSw

Instead of using google search on ios iPhone users can get an android device which will fetch money for google, so they can develop their search even bigger..

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  • 2013-02-12 18:00
  • YQ$I

google shouldn't have done that it should have let crapple-apple stay without a search engine

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  • 2013-02-12 17:58
  • sSKZ

They've lost their mind, haven't they?

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  • 2013-02-12 17:58
  • uNVL

Apple = Money....


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  • 2013-02-12 17:58
  • Lb94

Wow.... that's lot of money..billions!!! Why not make it trillions...for a change.hahahaha..

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  • 2013-02-12 17:57
  • t7X2

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