Google reportedly pays Apple $1 billion per year to be the default search engine on Safari, according to Macquarie analyst Ben Schachter
We know that Apple TAC is accounted for in the Google.com TAC line item reported each quarter by Google. For 2011, Google reported ~$1.5bn in total Google.com TAC. For modelling purposes, we assume that Apple represented ~66% of this TAC (though we acknowledge that this could be high), or $1bn. At a 75% TAC rate, this means that Google generated ~$1.3bn in gross search revenue through default search placement on Apple devices. In other words, this $1.3bn of search revenue ($335m net search revenue) in 2011 is at risk if Apple moves away from Google. $335m represented ~1% of net Google.com search revenue. Notably, mobile/Apple revenue is among its fastest growing revenue drivers.
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Reviews of the Amazon Kindle Fire are now hitting the web.
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Tuesday, Amazon will untie the bow on its long-anticipated iPad competitor, the Kindle Fire. While no company to date has been able to make so much as a dent in Apple’s iron grip on the tablet market, Amazon isn’t your everyday manufacturer, and the Kindle Fire isn’t your average tablet. Unlike Motorola, Samsung, HTC and every other major company to rush an iPad clone onto store shelves, Amazon took its time — and perhaps most importantly, it opted to rethink what consumers might really need in a tablet, playing to the iPad’s few weaknesses. Instead of rehashing the winning appeal of Apple’s wonder slate, Amazon took its winning e-reader formula and applied it to a more tablet-like device. So what does the Amazon Kindle Fire have to offer that the ubiquitous iPad doesn’t? Read on — you might be surprised.
The literary world is most likely in eager anticipation for Apple head honcho, Steve Jobs’ upcoming biography. Sure there are documentaries on the genius behind Apple, but this will be first straight from the horse’s mouth. According to numerous sources on the web, the Biography that’s making it out through Simon & Schuster is ready for publishing. Writer Walter Isaacson has displayed on his Publisher’s Page, November 21, 2011 as the date when we can expect the biography to be made available on eBook, eAudio and CD and hardcover.
However, that hasn’t stopped the release of a Chinese “knock-off” from hitting the shelves. For a paltry sum of just $10 (Rs. 460) you can pick up the Apple CEO’s apparent biography, if you happen to be in China and can read Chinese. The book is said to be translated by an author named John Cage, most likely a pen name and it’s been out since April, of this year. The Washington Post says that about 4000 copies have already been sold, even though the translation is supposed to be quite poor. I guess the name Steve Jobs packs quite a punch the world over, so much so that people will buy anything that’s either got his face on it or his name.