Apple and Google envisioned working together as “one company”

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Earlier today the Department of Justice announced it was opening a new antitrust assault against Google over its search engine practices. Now, a new report from Bloomberg shines some light on how Apple plays a part in this. The report shares details from new documents that were shared as part of the Department’s investigation, as Bloomberg reports:

The U.S. government said Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook and Google CEO Sundar Pichai met in 2018 to discuss the deal. After that, an unidentified senior Apple employee wrote to a Google counterpart that “our vision is that we work as if we are one company.”

The DOJ also cited internal Google documents that call the Apple search deal a “significant revenue channel” for the search giant and one that, if lost, would result in a “Code Red” scenario. That’s because nearly half of Google search traffic in 2019 came from Apple products, according to the lawsuit

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