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Apple received $1 billion from Google in 2014 for its share of Google Search ad revenue

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Apple received $1 billion from Google in 2014 for its share of Google Search ad revenue
Earlier today, we told you how confidential Google financial information was leaked in a courtroom by an Oracle attorney named Annette Hurst. The lawyer apparently couldn't understand what "For Attorney's eyes only" meant. Instead, the whole world has discovered that Android has provided Google with $31 billion in revenue and $22 billion in profits overall. Oracle is suing Google over the latter's unlicensed use of Java while developing Android.

Some more interesting financial data related to Google has also been revealed. According to a transcript of the court battle between Oracle and Google, Apple received $1 billion from the search giant in 2014. Apparently, the two rivals have a deal that pays Apple a percentage of the revenue received by Google for Search ads that appear on the iPhone. A spokeswoman for Apple and a spokesman for Google both refused to comment.

Ms. Hurst, who revealed the agreement during a court session dated January 14th, also revealed that a Google witness during pre-trial conversations said that "at one point in time the revenue share was 34 percent." It isn't clear whether that meant that Apple received 34% of the ad revenue, or if that amount was kept by Google.

Google's attorney, Robert Van Nest, was upset over the mention of that figure. "That percentage just stated, that should be sealed," he said. "We are talking hypotheticals here. That’s not a publicly known number." While the magistrate judge refused to seal the transcript, both Apple and Google (making for unlikely bedfellows) went to U.S. District Judge William Alsup and requested that he seal the transcript. Google said it would be hard for the company to negotiate similar deals in the future if the terms of its deal with Apple were to be public knowledge.

While there is no indication that Judge Alsup signed off on Apple and Google's request, the transcript subsequently disappeared from electronic court records.

source: Bloomberg

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posted on 21 Jan 2016, 23:24 2

1. yoosufmuneer (Posts: 1507; Member since: 14 Feb 2015)


Interesting...

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 08:16

47. lyndon420 (Posts: 4561; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Yup. For lawyers eyes only, yet here it is for everyone to see on PA lol.

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 11:09

59. French_Toast (Posts: 85; Member since: 02 Sep 2015)


Apple is just a kind of vampire troll!

posted on 21 Jan 2016, 23:27 14

2. Hashed (unregistered)


Apple is the greediest, meanest, capitalist bastard.
it's stashing billions over billions of USD, while manufacturing it's devices overseas while not helping with the unemployment problem.

posted on 21 Jan 2016, 23:32 4

4. AlikMalix (Posts: 6294; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


I have a friend that works at Apple Store in the US. I don't know anyone who works at Google store or Samsung store.... Oh wait...

posted on 21 Jan 2016, 23:36 29

5. Hashed (unregistered)


maybe because the people you know are in sales at showrooms, or are hired to clap for the early new iphone buyers.
Try to know some people in higher educational levels, maybe you meet someone that works at Google.
Good luck buddy.

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 00:13 1

8. Gemmol (Posts: 792; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


The guy is right, you just one off as a jerk, with Aple people work at the lower and higher level where education is required, while the others not the same

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 02:53 4

19. Wiencon (Posts: 1922; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


Butthurt is strong in this one

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 06:44 3

40. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


So your response (to the approval of 21 people and counting) is to insult everyone in the retail and sales field.

In the words of the great yoosufmuneer, "interesting..."

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 07:43 1

45. willard12 (Posts: 1722; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


The insult is that the richest company is the world has the vast majority of its US jobs in retail while Samsung actually pays Americans to do jobs in the manufacturing sector which is much more beneficial...oh wait....

But hey, he can keep looking for that Samsung Store while they are out paying people living wages.

http://venturebeat.com/2012/08/21/samsung-4b-austin-chip-plant/

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 13:55 1

63. greathero1 (Posts: 566; Member since: 13 Jun 2008)


FYI, Apple is also setting up shop in the Austin area that is also expected to create good income jobs for that same area. Both companies are creating jobs in the fields where they excel. Great to see both in my home state of Texas!

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 10:25 3

53. Unordinary (Posts: 1953; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


AFTER that moron said "help the unemployment problem". LMFAOOOOO

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 15:31

67. Hashed (unregistered)


"help with the unemployment problem" it's hard for you to read, practice practice practice.

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 02:30 1

17. androtaku (Posts: 242; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)


lol,apple is greediest while google made 31 billion revenue in android platform with all oversea partner.

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 10:27 5

54. Unordinary (Posts: 1953; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


Fun fact: Apple generated more revenue in one quarter than Android has in its entire existence.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 11:09

76. androtaku (Posts: 242; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)


fun fact: in 2016 being most successful automatically mean greedy. selling users data is consider good business practice,as long as you supply a free OS

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 03:57 1

21. ryq24 (Posts: 739; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Their all the same. Apple, Samsung, Google etc.

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 04:07 2

22. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


No! Apple's case is different.

You seem ignorant about their practices. Try informing yourself

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 05:27

30. darkkjedii (Posts: 22095; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Exactly, all greedy and shady. Apples just better at than the others.

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 10:31 1

55. Unordinary (Posts: 1953; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


Idk why you, Hexaboreme, and the others have this effect you lol. It's called business. Samsung wishes they could be in Apples spotlight. They always have, always will. Like I said, it's called business. They aren't doing R&D, product launches, events, fundraisers, constant OS releases, amazing customer support, etc etc etc just to be greedy and shady lol. The fan base on this website is a complete joke, and will do anything for thumbs. There's a difference between a fanboy, and a complete arrogant jack***, and hexacore, for example, is the latter.

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 14:26

64. keekai05 (Posts: 116; Member since: 31 Mar 2015)


+1. I can't wait for him to be "limited" again or be totally banned here.

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 09:53

73. darkkjedii (Posts: 22095; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


You actually think I post stuff for likes? You actually think Apple has never done shady things? You actually think Apple doesn't have shady business practices? Apple, Samsung, and Google are siblings. Think about that last part, before you respond.

You're right about Hexacore...he's a desperate for attention little trolling b****.

posted on 26 Jan 2016, 12:43

78. keekai05 (Posts: 116; Member since: 31 Mar 2015)


Woohoo! Hexa-core is finally banned. Thanks PA :)

posted on 21 Jan 2016, 23:31 3

3. AlikMalix (Posts: 6294; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


Wow Google was desperate.

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 00:11 6

7. joey_sfb (Posts: 6022; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


I don't think Google or Apple for that matter is ever going to be desperate but the average working person that will face financial issue.

You and me could be desperate 1000 times over before Google could ever be one.

AlikMalix, most PA readers are old schools including yourselves please control your fandom.

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 00:34 2

10. AlikMalix (Posts: 6294; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


I was trying to proactevely steer the atmosphere from Apple hate typical slander that was about to bestow this article. "Apple is greedy" is about to flood this topic, but in the real world Google understand the huge impact of iOS users and does not want to loose that pie to whoever else was going to smooch up to Apple for the front-and-center position. Sorry I was too bold with my point.

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 00:47

11. Hashed (unregistered)


Good point.

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 02:32 3

18. androtaku (Posts: 242; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)


google making 31 billion in revenue while all its partner eating dust for breakfast. that's sure not greedy.
greedy is greedy only if apple is doing it

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 04:13 7

23. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


What are you talking about? Google pays and settles all deals with it's partners.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 11:11

77. androtaku (Posts: 242; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)


and selling your data is consider good business practice nowadays

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