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TechCrunch: Google To Pay Apple $1 Billion To Be Default Search On iOS?
/ February 12, 2013 7:27 am

TechCrunch reports that Google Inc. could possibly give Apple Inc. over $1 billion in 2014 to be the default search engine on iOS, a significant increase from the $82 million it paid in 2009. According to TechCrunch, the figures come from Morgan Stanley analyst Scott Devitt who thinks that the arrangement is a per-device deal. Apple will make 75 cents for every dollar that Google makes from the advertising and data collection on iOS devices. Apple has been able to increase its leverage on Google since Microsoft rolled out its Bing search engine, which is now the default one on Nokia and BlackBerry devices.  Read more


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