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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: 1491; Member since: 14 Feb 2015)


Interesting...

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 08:16

47. lyndon420 (Posts: 3843; 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: 82; Member since: 02 Sep 2015)


Apple is just a kind of vampire troll!

posted on 21 Jan 2016, 23:27 14

2. Hashed (Posts: 51; Member since: 11 Dec 2015)


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: 5054; 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 (Posts: 51; Member since: 11 Dec 2015)


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: 785; 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: 1763; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


Butthurt is strong in this one

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 06:44 3

40. Commentator (Posts: 3665; 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: 1528; 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: 563; 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: 1167; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


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

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 15:31

67. Hashed (Posts: 51; Member since: 11 Dec 2015)


"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: 1167; 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: 688; 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: 19736; 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: 1167; 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: 19736; 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: 5054; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


Wow Google was desperate.

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 00:11 6

7. joey_sfb (Posts: 5338; 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: 5054; 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 (Posts: 51; Member since: 11 Dec 2015)


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

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 00:54 13

12. RoboticEngi (Posts: 584; Member since: 03 Dec 2014)


The big difference between the two. Do business with Google and you get paid. Do business with apple, they steal your work and ruin you financially.

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 08:20

49. lyndon420 (Posts: 3843; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Microsoft and Apple are one in the same...do business with either of them and you're likely going to regret it.

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 10:37

56. AlikMalix (Posts: 5054; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


That's why app developers hate making apps for iOS. /s

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 16:39

74. RoboticEngi (Posts: 584; Member since: 03 Dec 2014)


Well if you make screen night light apps, I guess you got f**ked pretty bad.

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 07:06 2

43. Commentator (Posts: 3665; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Sure. "Desperate."

I wonder how "desperate" Apple is paying for top billing for Apple-related Google searches?

You proactively tried to steer the atmosphere from hating one company to hating another one. Good work...

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 10:39 1

57. AlikMalix (Posts: 5054; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


Well Google is the biggest advertising company. Apple hires advertising companies - it would be stupid not to use google. What's your point.

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 14:27

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


His point is that he's stupid.

posted on 21 Jan 2016, 23:56 2

6. toyboyz (Posts: 178; Member since: 22 Jan 2010)


And they didn't even have to play the Powerball! Dam!!

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 00:28 5

9. Tizo101 (Posts: 394; Member since: 05 Jun 2015)


Google has similar deals with other companies - in other words, that's how they work. I think this is a good thing because google is not afraid to pay the costs of doing business.

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 01:53 2

13. tacarat (Posts: 726; Member since: 22 Apr 2013)


I remember Tim Cook saying that they "didn't want their customer's data". I guess not. They let google have it and take the money. A bit disingenuous.

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 01:53 3

14. AkoSiKuting (banned) (Posts: 88; Member since: 09 Dec 2015)


Google received revenue from Android
Apple received revenue from Google

Funny to see Android keyboard warriors spamming every article and say Apple user blind spending to Apple, where they all do the same things as well, via Google of course :)

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 02:03

15. ibend (Posts: 3515; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


doesnt matter, google still make billions from iPhone (but still less than samsung i guess :-/ )

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 02:13 4

16. Wulfgardr (Posts: 66; Member since: 29 Oct 2014)


We are lucky that Android customers buy high end devices to pay off Apple :)

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 03:35 1

20. Jimrod (Posts: 982; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


No-one forced Google to pay Apple you know? It was their choice, their money.

Apple would have used Yahoo or Bing as the default search engine otherwise, if Google want your data that bad that they'll pay $1 Billion for it then of course Apple will take their money.

This isn't about Apple's greed, it's about Google's.

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 04:23 6

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


"No-one forced Google to pay Apple... It was their choice, their money"

Do you even hear yourself? Google and Apple had a deal, so Google respected that agreement by paying Apple.

Google is a company that doesn't need to get forced or sued in order to pay what it owes.

The greed is your iFanBiasm.

SMH

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 04:40 4

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


And the deal wasn't about Google taking data; the deal was about Apple making Google Search the default search engine in iOS, and also letting some Google ads displayed along the search results.

Google has similar deals with Mozilla and Opera.

Yahoo and Bing Search could have proposed the same deal, but Google's proposal was bigger (money-wise).

That's called doing business. Apple agreed on the deal, so Google payed what it owes.

Apple could have denied to make that deal, didn't want Google's proposal.

But could Apple deny Google's proposal, then take Yahoo or Bing's proposal? No! Why? Because the biggest bid is the winning one!

Where's Google's greed in that?

SMH

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 05:14

28. Jimrod (Posts: 982; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


Yawn. i-this, i-that, listen to yourself for a change. Those "witty" remarks are anything but. It all just sounds a bit desperate but it does show the level of intellect from the usual crowd...

My point was simply that Apple are endlessly criticised for greed while Google are praised for everything, Google spent a billion because they wanted to, no-one forced them. Get over yourself.

"SMH"... twat.

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 05:47 2

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


The billion dollar Google paid was Apple's share of the money which Google earned in it's search and ad business on iOS.

You get it yet?

SMH

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 05:57 1

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


It's called business.
Google pays a billion dollar to Apple to be the default search engine on iOS and which Google will benefit from.

So it's Apple's share of that deal.

That's the price of doing business, so Google wasn't scared to pay. Unlike Apple, who won't pay taxes.

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 07:05 1

42. joey_sfb (Posts: 5338; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


I really happy to be out of Apple's brand influence.

I was like Jimrod in the past. I use Mac over Windows. Love everything about Apple. IPod crazy follow by iPad. I could really took a lot of Apple pissing (anti-consumer business practice) before I woke up.

I wonder Jimrod would ever wake up one day..Lol!

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 07:41 2

44. Jimrod (Posts: 982; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


I just bought a Windows 10 PC, iMacs don't have the power I need for rendering, I didn't like the last Android phone I tried so I bought an iPhone instead. Later this year when my upgrade is due again I'll try the Samsung S7, iPhone 7, maybe the LG or Sony options too.

The problem with people on this site is that if you express a preference different to theirs they feel they have to save you, only seems to work one way though - not once have I ever criticised anyone for their choice of device, that ALL comes from the Android side trying to convert Apple users. Seems like they're always trying to justify their decision rather than being happy with what they use...

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 09:08 3

50. VZWuser76 (Posts: 3776; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


No Apple users criticize people for using Android, but Android people do it all the time? That's some fine BS right there. What kind of glasses are you wearing to filter that content?

There are some people from every OS criticizing others for using what they use, that doesn't ALL fall on one group.

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 09:19 2

52. Jimrod (Posts: 982; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


Feel free to show some examples from this site. I only ever see Android users constantly attacking iPhone users for their choice, I have not seen any iPhone users telling Android users they should change.

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 11:46

60. joey_sfb (Posts: 5338; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Though there black sheeps from all camp, the recent arguments are started by you, Jimrod.

Its like putting a knife in your rival's back and scream bloody murder.

Let me tell you the different between a fan and a user. Fan only recommend a certain brand product without any critical thinking such as the user needs. Furthermore, iPhone user don't need to be converted.because if you could afford to pay Apple price tag don't mind the loss of other viable choices Apple product are a great fit. Every sheep needs a shepherd, Apple make great products that are easy to use.

Technical person like myself already know what we want so trolling us wouldn't change the outcome of our decision. We are just consumer looking for the best deal or a new gadget.

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 12:15 1

61. Jimrod (Posts: 982; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


Any arguments I start are because of the constant abuse that I and others get merely for our choice of phone on here. Such as Mr Hexa-Core's "i-whatever" attempt at insults in every comment.

You'll notice that Android/Samsung users outnumber Apple users about 4-1 here (at least) because of the toxic atmosphere of fanboyism and hate driving most sane people away. I've not once said I dislike or hate anything about another brand or device, because I don't.

There's an instant presumption that iPhone users are dumb (or at least that's the impression that's made) because they don't know better. Many of us do I'm afraid but we make a choice based on what we prefer. I get the pros and cons, I like and dislike functions of most devices, I design consumer electrical products for a living, many that have won awards and 5-Star reviews, yet I would never say any is perfect or can't be improved because there's always a way to do that. Some things Android does better, some things Apple does better and that's why we have choice.

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 14:31 2

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


Tell this to Hexa-core and Techie who thinks that people who use iOS are idiots and stupid. IT'S A CHOICE if people buy things they like. It's not as if Apple shoved their products to us users. Learn to accept and respect that we all have choices!

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 01:07

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


My concern is that iFans give Apple alot of credit for innovations they didn't invent!

Show me where I bashed Apple fans for their choice.

I'm waiting...

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 07:44 4

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


We don't need to wake up, we're not zombies. You need to learn to accept that we choose what to buy with "our" money. You don't need to shove your ideas about Android to us. We're also educated people like you. So you and Hexa-core can SMH all day and we will still use our "choice" to buy whatever we want with OUR money.

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 17:16

70. joey_sfb (Posts: 5338; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Do you agree that the amount of trolling done normally come from the basis of a person sense of insecurity of their choices?

Just a thought. I don't like to recommend Android to my personal contacts because Android is harder, non-unified user interface platform. I use it over iOS because i want flexibility on my data plus i prefer Google over Microsoft. I am also aware that most apple user look down upon Android user partly because Apple actively spread misinformation about Android to protect their commercial interest.

Waking up from an Apple illusion is not a if rather than a when. I have seem it happened so many times in my other fellows Apple fanatic. Apple is still making changes to the norms to extract more money from their captive user base. So this is far from over.

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 02:53

72. Jimrod (Posts: 982; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


It's quotes like this:

"Waking up from an Apple illusion is not a if rather than a when. I have seem it happened so many times in my other fellows Apple fanatic."

Which make iPhone users roll their eyes. No-one I know who uses an iPhone is under any illusions about anything. It's a phone. It does what we want it to do, we look at the options and buy what we like.

When I bought my iPhone 6 I didn't want a 5-6" lump because I have the phone in my pocket all day, there weren't that many great "high end" options, the Sony felt heavy and slow, the Samsung looked lovely (A-series I think) but instantly felt laggy in the shop compared to my older iPhone 5 so I stuck with Apple this time around. Later this year I'll look again, I'll see what's around and make my choice - I don't need preaching to, I'm not brainwashed or under any illusions.

Funnily enough my Android-using friends all do the same thing, always saying this is better, that's better but in reality there isn't much in it, they seem to have more problems with their devices than I do and one of the most critical recently bought an iPad for her daughter and loved it so much she replaced her Note 5 for an iPhone 6+. Works both ways. :)

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