Apple received $1 billion from Google in 2014 for its share of Google Search ad revenue
posted by Alan F. / Jan 21, 2016, 11:07 PM
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.
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 Jan 21, 2016, 11:27 PM 14
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 Jan 21, 2016, 11:32 PM 4
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 Jan 21, 2016, 11:36 PM 29
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
posted on Jan 22, 2016, 7:43 AM 1
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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 Jan 22, 2016, 1:55 PM 1
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lol,apple is greediest while google made 31 billion revenue in android platform with all oversea partner.
posted on Jan 22, 2016, 2:30 AM 1
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Their all the same. Apple, Samsung, Google etc.
posted on Jan 22, 2016, 3:57 AM 1
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 Jan 22, 2016, 10:31 AM 1
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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 Jan 23, 2016, 9:53 AM 0
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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 Jan 22, 2016, 12:11 AM 6
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 Jan 22, 2016, 12:34 AM 2
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