Apple receives 36% of Google’s revenue from search advertising in the Safari browser
Google pays Apple 36% of its search advertising revenue in the Safari browser. This was reported by Kevin Murphy, a professor at the University of Chicago and chief economic expert at Alphabet, according to Bloomberg.
He voiced this figure while testifying during the US Department of Justice’s trial against the tech giant. In response, Google’s chief counsel, John Schmidtlein, visibly frowned, as the information was supposed to remain confidential.
Both companies did not want to publicly disclose the details of their agreement. Google argued that this would undermine its competitive position in relation to other contractors.
As you know, the companies have been cooperating since 2002, making Google the default search engine in Apple’s Safari browser.
Earlier it was reported about a high-profile lawsuit between the Department of Justice and Google. As part of it, the Ministry of Justice is trying to prove that Google has suppressed competition for leadership in the field of Internet search. Apple’s relationship with Google is called the central issue in the case.