Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 17:19 UTC
Legal In a statement released today, Apple announced it is suing HTC, claiming the Taiwanese phone maker infringed upon 20 of Cupertino's patents related to the iPhone. After Nokia and Apple suing one another a number of times over the past couple of months, this is the next high-profile patent lawsuit in the mobile phones business. Engadget has the filings, and it seems that Apple wants to avoid angering Microsoft, but has no qualms about taking on Google. Update: Engadget analyses every single patent in the claim.
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RE: Web search engine, Apple?
by robcj on Wed 3rd Mar 2010 06:32 UTC in reply to "Web search engine, Apple?"
robcj
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Why in the world would Google want to block iPhone users from Google search? You know Google makes money displaying ads to search users, right?

It's been rumoured that Google actually pays Apple over $100 million per year in revenue sharing in exchange for Google's position as the default search engine on the iPhone. That should tell you that Google makes a lot of money off of iPhone users. It's well known in the advertising industry that people are much more likely to click on mobile ads than they are on desktop ads, at least for now.

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