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.
The world’s cheapest tablet computer, which will be unveiled on Wednesday, will go on sale in India starting December
Created for use by students, the tablet will first be made available to colleges at Rs 1,750 apiece ($35) although it costs Rs 3,000 to produce. The difference will be subsidised by the government as part of an ambitious plan to make information and communication technologies an integral part of education.
The tablet, will run on Google’s Android platform, withWiFi connectivity for internet access and cloud storage. It will have 256 MB of RAM, a 2GB SD memory card, a 32 GB expandable memory slot and two USB ports.
You’ve read our Google+ first impression. Some have liked the new network in town and made the switch. Some prefer to stick with Facebook. But from all this, the main parameter that seems to have been forgotten is the aspect of security. Is Google+ safer than Facebook?
Websense Security Labs have carried out a series of tests on Google+ and here are a few of their findings. First up, the main flaw with Google+ is that it could be prone to spam. Random people can add you on circles without your approval, unlike Facebook, where a friend request needs to be accepted. This could be used adversely by spammers to flood your page. This spam can extend to other email addresses, which are not even linked with Google.
Google+ social networking by Google, after lot of bad luck, not must going to be a big hit, which will surely damage the other market social websites and service, as we have seen on the launch that users who got their invitations were curious about to use it on their cell phones, just like they are doing with Facebook and Twitter on their mobiles and for it, Google released the Google+ app for android on the time and announced that they will kick out the app for other platforms soon, such as iOS, we have got words from the Google employee that app is already submitted to the App Store for approval and will roll out. but it seems some user (developers) or leakers using the app for iOS on their iOS devices, and leaked some screenshots of the app.
If you have look carefully on the above image, you must note that the iOS app of Google+ is look similar to the android app, and will carry five icons of basic services labeled as Stream, Huddles, Photos, Profile and Circles. At the bottom of the app you find Notifications area which shows the number of notifications you received from your last visit
Another day, another Google experiment. This time, Google tests a new search button inspired by Bing and removes the “I’m Feeling Lucky” button from the homepage, probably because it’s no longer useful. Google Instant makes the search button unnecessary most of the time, so Google could remove it altogether. It’s interesting that the new design emphasizes the search button instead of making it less prominent.
Google’s experiment highlights the header of the search results pages and uses gray/red icons and labels in the vertical navigation menu. Another change is that the “cached” and “similar” links are placed in the Instant Preview box, so they’re more difficult to find.