Google admits to paying Apple 36% of Safari revenue – after witness lets figure slip

November 20, 2023

Google CEO Sundar Pichai has confirmed that the company pays Apple 36% of its Safari search revenue. Pichai made the admission while being cross-examined at the Epic Games antitrust trial after a Google witness at the federal antitrust trial let the statistic slip. Google argues in the antitrust trial that it’s the best search engine due to superior quality, not anti-competitive practices. Google’s final witness at the federal antitrust trial, Kevin Murphy – an expert economist and semi-retired University of Chicago professor, accidentally disclosed how much Google pays Apple while being questioned on the stand. Read our Google antitrust trial updates for all the latest developments from the federal court case.

The source of this news is from Search Engine Land