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Google Pays Apple $1B Not to Nuke the Search Bar on Devices

Google’s effort to keep its search bar alive on Apple iPhones turns out to be a bigger deal than many people suspected — especially since, as Bloomberg Business notes, Apple CEO Tim Cook has been criticizing Google for invading the privacy of users.

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Google’s Endgame Is a Single Perfect Search Result

Google’s entire multi-billion dollar software utopia is designed to find the perfect search result. Back in 2005, before American and European Union government regulators painted Google as a monopoly, now-chairman Eric Schmidt was quite open about the search giant’s endgame.

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Yahoo! Focused on Convincing Apple to Dump Google

Apple already has a strong relationship with Yahoo as the default data source on the iPhone for the device’s very slick stocks and weather apps. After Alibaba’s September public offering gave Yahoo billions in cash, Mayer appears willing to go to war with Google to bring search dominance back to Yahoo.