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Google’s $1B to Apple for iOS hunt rights was a steal

Google paid Apple $1 billion in 2014 for a right to be a default hunt provider on iOS devices, including iPhones and iPads, according to a news by Bloomberg Thursday.

“Is that a steal? Absolutely,” pronounced Will Stofega, an researcher with IDC, in an talk today. “Given as most as Apple has prisoner a high finish of smartphones, [iOS users] are a people with some-more money.” And so they’re of good seductiveness to any hunt provider whose income depends on ads, like Google.

The news use quoted a twin of a Jan. 14 hearing in a four-year-old lawsuit in that Oracle indicted Google of copyright infringement when it allegedly used Java to build Android.

During a conference final week, an Oracle profession spilled a beans about Google’s remuneration to Apple. Although a twin was accessible until mid-afternoon Thursday, Bloomberg said, it has given been scrubbed from a sovereign justice system’s request database.