Google paid Apple $9.4 billion in 2018 to be default search engine on iPhone

Feb 13, 2019 13 Comments

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  • Intel UGeJ58
    These headlines always read as if it were a sex scandal, but it's just normal business.

    Am I going to read next that Apple employees have quietly been using Microsoft Word for decades and they've shelled out millions if not billions to Microsoft in total over time?

    If the default search was Yahoo, I would change phone providers. Especially if I couldn't change the default.
    Feb 13, 2019 0
  • Yes. This is normal business. It has to default to something. Google doesn’t get free traffic for nothing.
    Feb 13, 2019 6
    • Lots more Android out there than Apple.
      Feb 13, 2019
    • Intel UGeJ58
      If you looks bottom up, you think billions is dumb.

      If you look top down, you ask engineers why the f**k? the product isn't complete without a search for the Internet
      Feb 13, 2019
  • Yahoo The Wolf!
    What’s the question?
    Feb 13, 2019 0
  • Makes sense given the fact that around 80% of Google’s mobile ad revenue comes from iPhones
    Feb 13, 2019 2
  • Uber lasdd
    It's an estimate no one knows for sure. Unless of course op is Larry page venting
    Feb 13, 2019 0

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