Google pays billions of dollars each year to Apple, Samsung and other telecom giants to illegally maintain its spot as the No. 1 search engine – DOJ

“Google invests billions in defaults, knowing people won’t change them” [DOJ]

A DOJ antitrust action against Google could see Apple lose billions of dollars a year from its Services revenue (estimated to be $18-20B).

To safeguard its position, Google pays Apple an annual sum, believed to be a percentage of the ad revenue earned from Apple users.

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