12 Feb '13, 12am

Financial Analyst Affirms Google’s $1 Billion In “Default Search” Payments To Apple

Last year the FTC asked Apple to disclose the terms of Google’s “default” search presence on iOS. This was part of the US government’s broader antitrust investigation of Google, which is now over. To my knowledge none of that information made it out into the public eye. However at approximately the same time an analyst at Macquarie Capital estimated that Google was making $1.3 billion in paid search revenue from iOS devices. Macquarie speculated that Google returned about $1 billion of that to Apple as part of the agreement that made Google the default search engine on the Safari browser. A little less than a year later, it’s being reported that another financial analyst has come up with a similar estimate of the value of Google’s default iOS search deal with Apple: $1 billion. Morgan Stanley’s Scott Devitt is responsible for the new estimate, published in a report release...

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