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Google Pays Apple $1 Billion A Year To Be Default Search Provider On iOS

It is really not much more complicated than this:

Google Pays Apple $1 Billion A Year To Be Default Search Provider On iOS.

$1 Billion a year to be Apple’s search default.  So, I guess there is money to be made in search (and retrieval)…

…if you are Apple.

Google Pays Apple $1 Billion A Year To Be Default Search Provider On iOS [Report] | Cult of Mac.

Scanning whole books is fair use

Worth knowing (and maybe worth celebrating, at least a little bit):

A landmark fair use ruling: a judge in the Southern District Court of New York has ruled that Google’s program of scanning books for libraries, and giving them copies to use for full-text search is fair use. The suit was brought by the Authors’ Guild against the Hathitrust Digital Library, which holds the digital books for the library.

via Scanning whole books is fair use – Boing Boing.

Real-Life Examples Of How Google’s “Search Plus” Pushes Google+ Over Relevancy

Danny Sullivan of Search Engine Land says:

The new Google “Search Plus Your World” feature — which I’m now simply calling “Search Plus” — has just gone live for me. Huge debate erupted yesterday over whether it somehow favors Google+. I can see now that it clearly does, even more than I thought.

So be very aware, please.

Real-Life Examples Of How Google’s “Search Plus” Pushes Google+ Over Relevancy.