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Google Could Pay Apple $1 Billion To Be Remain Default Search Engine on iOS

  • Dave Reply

    Interesting to see this, but Google knows ROI when it sees one.

    My question is do they even need to do this? I feel most people would change their default Search Engine to Google, but what do you think?

    Article Here


    02/12/13 at 11:03 AM (5281)
  • Chris Reply

    Its probably more of a territory claim than actual ROI. The last thing that Google wants (besides Congressional oversight) is to see Bing as the default search for iPhones and iPads.

    02/12/13 at 11:08 AM (5282)
  • Paul Reply

    I don't think the majority of users are savvy enough to change their default search so I'd guess that it is about the ROI.

    02/12/13 at 11:12 AM (5283)
  • Chad Reply

    I agree with Paul. Changing your default mobile search engine takes some work. Plus those users are also likely to be the ones who clicks on ppc ads.

    02/12/13 at 11:19 AM (5284)
  • Adam Reply

    I guess they see $1 billion as a small number LOL!

    02/12/13 at 11:31 AM (5285)
  • Jason G. Reply

    Smart move because between apple and android OS's Google would have a majority share , probably about 70%, of all smart phones and tablets. This would leave the Window's phones and tablets as the only devices without Google. This is a power move for sure. They should make that $1 billion back fast!

    02/12/13 at 11:36 AM (5286)
  • Brian Long Reply

    I think Apple will have no problem shaking hands on this one. Especially with them still licking their wounds from Apple Maps.

    02/12/13 at 11:37 AM (5287)
  • Jason G. Reply

    [quote]Brian Long said: I think Apple will have no problem shaking hands on this one. Especially with them still licking their wounds from Apple Maps.

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    I agree Brian, Google works, and Apple would be smart to do this simply to make sure the mobile experience is the best it can be. Apple may be trying to put the CUSTOMER FIRST.......

    02/12/13 at 11:41 AM (5288)
  • Paul Reply

    Well in another thread we learned that Google makes about $1,000 per second, $3.6 million an hour. At that rate, they will recoup this $1 billion in 277 hours which is just under 12 days. notbad.jpg

    02/12/13 at 11:53 AM (5289)
  • Josh Reply

    I can't wait til I make $3.6 million an hour.

    02/12/13 at 12:13 PM (5291)