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Google Pays Apple $8-10 Billion Per Year so Apple do not Build its Own Search Engine: Says Lawsuit

Supervillains don’t appear out of nowhere, and they frequently collaborate to achieve their goals.

In unrelated news, a new lawsuit appears to have validated allegations of a hidden arrangement between Apple and Google.

It turns out that Google pays Apple to stay out of the search engine business.

Who wouldn’t want monopoly, to Google’s credit? The deal’s specifics were exposed in a new class-action complaint filed in the United States, which argues the arrangement is illegal and breaches antitrust laws in the United States.

The agreement also secures Google’s place within Apple’s ecosystem. For example, Apple’s Safari browser by default uses the Google search engine rather than one created by Apple, which a corporation of Apple’s size could easily produce.

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