Apple Wants $9 Billion from Google to Keep Its Search as the Default on iOS

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  1. noko

    noko [H]ardness Supreme

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    Unless they get paid like from Google, plenty sharing after that.
     
  2. diehardman

    diehardman n00b

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    Keep supporting companies like Nvidia and Microsoft doe
     
  3. Dan_D

    Dan_D [H]ard as it Gets

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    Doe? Umm.. ok.

    I understand the point you are trying to make despite the horrendous English. Show me another GPU manufacturer that has offerings that match NVIDIA's and I'll switch immediately. AMD isn't even close to NVIDIA's performance levels right now. Microsoft, is sort of a necessary evil for me. Both as a gamer and an IT professional. However, I can choose not to use Apple products. I have a lot more options for phones and services that compete against iTunes.
     
  4. shansoft

    shansoft [H]ardness Supreme

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    Which they don't.... :eek:
     
  5. diehardman

    diehardman n00b

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    So you would admit that hating a company is silly, and are willing to overlook that hate depending on the competition their products have? That or things like business practices don't actually matter to you, and your hatred is .. blind.

    By the way, "doe" is slang for "though".
     
  6. noko

    noko [H]ardness Supreme

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    If you are using Google, data is being recorded, if you are logged in even more so. Doesn’t have to be Apple, just Apple allowing or anyone using Google.
     
  7. Chupachup

    Chupachup Limp Gawd

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    That would be between 7M and 9M phones. Get the carriers to provide the free phones and free switching of phone numbers from one device to the other. Google can use the returned to create a huge Apple logo in a field and, with a large amount of explosives, literally blow away the competition.

    Google writes the program off as advertising cost, gains new customers, reduces Apple's customer base and doesn't give Apple the extortion money it expected. #WINNING
     
  8. Archaea

    Archaea [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Google should tell Apple to go pound sand. Most of their Apple users would manually change it to Google search even if Apple tried to default to another search engine.

    They already established their utility. They don’t need to be default to still be top choice and 9 Billion? No thanks.
     
  9. nimer

    nimer n00b

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    Perfect example of how we as individuals value metadata or lack thereof
     
  10. c3k

    c3k 2[H]4U

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    Duckduckgo
     
  11. jnemesh

    jnemesh [H]ard|Gawd

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    Instead Google should just block all of their services (including Maps) from IOS devices. See how far Apple can get with a crippled device...
     
  12. jnemesh

    jnemesh [H]ard|Gawd

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    FaceID, while technically impressive, is still vulnerable to spoofing. Apple STILL doesn't have working wireless charging (and doesn't look to have it any time soon from recent reports!), and EVERY OTHER FEATURE mentioned with the release of the iPhone X was already available in Samsung phones FOR SEVERAL YEARS PRIOR! (I have no clue about the most recent iPhones, I haven't kept up, but I believe they are just larger with newer processors).

    IOS is a dumpster fire at the moment as well. There is ZERO cohesive design. Also, the app store is as problematic as it ever was.

    But hey, if you feel like overpaying for obsolete tech, go right ahead. It's a free country (at the moment).
     
  13. NIZMOZ

    NIZMOZ [H]ard|Gawd

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    You can't spoof faceid on the iPhone. It is not like Samsungs where you can spoof it. Umm, Apple has had Wireless charging since the iPhone 8. And it works better than Samsungs for being reliable when you sit it on the charger unlike Samsungs you have to find the right position or it won't charge. I am not going to go into it since you haven't done your research, but there are a ton of features that Samsung phones do not have on iPhones. And also a few the other way. It is pretty obvious you are a hater on apple especially with the app store comment when Apple is known to have the best Apps and App Store of any mobile device.
     
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  14. cdr_74_premium

    cdr_74_premium [H]ard|Gawd

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    Oh god.

    No matter if Apple is a shit company. Google is a shit company too.

    I love to see them trading blows, so they feel it nice and hard. I know if I delivered my strongest blow ever on them, they wouldn't even scratch.
     
  15. motomonkey

    motomonkey [H]ard|Gawd

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    DuckDuckgo.

    It is my default search engine now, and I don't even notice the difference.

    EDIT: other than the missing "weighted" results google floats to the top of the list....
     
  16. cdr_74_premium

    cdr_74_premium [H]ard|Gawd

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    I do.

    There's nowhere near the amount of sponsored bullshit clouding what I really want to find.
     
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  17. jnemesh

    jnemesh [H]ard|Gawd

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    Blah blah blah. Enjoy your fancy overpriced crap.
     
  18. NIZMOZ

    NIZMOZ [H]ard|Gawd

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    Oh I'm sorry. You say overpriced, but the Note 9 costs $1249 for the 512gb version too. Get use to it as flagships are moving into that price range. I guess because you can't afford it, you call it names.

    I will enjoy it, and my S9+ and my Note 9.
     
  19. Skillz

    Skillz [H]ard DCOTY 2017

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    I am sure I could make one hell of a search engine with $9 billion dollars.
     
  20. Tiberian

    Tiberian DILLIGAFuck

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    $9 billion just for the text string "https://www.google.com" - that's now the new record holder for "The Most Expensive 22 Letters in History."

    Previous record holder?

    "I want a divorce, now!" ;)
     
  21. d8lock

    d8lock Gawd

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    In the minority here, but I like Bing and use it as my default. Getting free amazon gift cards for using it makes it all that much easier.
     
  22. Timobkg

    Timobkg [H]Lite

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    What would Apple do if Google doesn't pay?

    Turn to Microsoft for Bing? Switch to Yahoo? Do what they did years ago with Google Maps - block Google and make their own shitty alternative that pisses off their users?