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Apple got paid $1 billion by Google to keep Google search as default

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 21 Jan 2016 23:52

Apple got paid $1 billion by Google to keep Google search as default Thanks to transcripts from the court proceedings from Oracle's copyright lawsuit against Google, we have some incredible figures about Google's Android dealings.
The search engine giant paid Apple $1 billion in 2014 to keep Google's search as the default on iPhones, and Apple made the money through a revenue sharing deal for a percentage of all revenue generated through the Apple devices. At one point, the revenue share was 34 percent, according to Oracle, showing the major lengths Google is going to to keep themselves front and center on iOS.

Oracle sued Google in 2010 claiming the search giant used its Java software without compensating Oracle. The company is seeking in excess of $1 billion to cover all devices created with Android for the last 5 years.

Source:
Bloomberg

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