Google pays Apple big time to remain default search engine
One of the biggest examples of Google’s anticompetitive practices that are being highlighted is the deal it made with Apple to keep Google as the default search engine on Apple devices like iPhones, iPads, or Macbook. This agreement was updated in 2017, and now, The New York Times reports that Google pays $8 to 12 billion to Apple in exchange for keeping Google’s search engine as the pre-selected option. It is estimated that almost 50% of Google’s search traffic now comes from Apple devices. So the idea of losing this deal with Apple has been described as “terrifying”.
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