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A Google witness let slip just how much it pays Apple for Safari search

Posted on AllSides November 13th, 2023
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Google gives Apple a 36 percent cut of all search ad revenue that comes from Safari, according to University of Chicago professor Kevin Murphy. Google had fought to keep the number confidential, but Bloomberg reports that Murphy shared the figure while testifying in Google’s defense today at the Google antitrust trial.

Google has long paid to be the default search engine in Safari and other browsers like Firefox, spending $26.3 billion in 2021 alone for the privilege. $18 billion of that went to Apple, but the specifics of where the...

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https://www.theverge.com/2023/11/13/23959353/google-apple-safari-search-revenue-antitrust-trial

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