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

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



1. yoosufmuneer

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59. French_Toast

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Apple is just a kind of vampire troll!

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.

4. AlikMalix unregistered

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...

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.

8. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 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

19. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Butthurt is strong in this one

40. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 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..."

45. willard12 unregistered

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.

63. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 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!

53. Unordinary unregistered

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

67. Hashed unregistered

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

17. androtaku

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

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

54. Unordinary unregistered

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

76. androtaku

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 12, 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

21. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

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

22. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

No! Apple's case is different. You seem ignorant about their practices. Try informing yourself

30. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

55. Unordinary unregistered

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.

64. keekai05

Posts: 116; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

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

73. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 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****.

78. keekai05

Posts: 116; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

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

3. AlikMalix unregistered

Wow Google was desperate.

7. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 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.

10. AlikMalix unregistered

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.

11. Hashed unregistered

Good point.

18. androtaku

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 12, 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

23. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

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

77. androtaku

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

and selling your data is consider good business practice nowadays

12. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 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.

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