Apple announced its $1.9 billion acquisition last month of Google search engine audio search, part of its broader push to acquire the company’s search technology.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has been critical of Google in the past, and the company has recently been dealing with a number of lawsuits.
But Cook’s comments about Google have been more nuanced, suggesting that the company is still a big fan of Google and its services.
Cook said the purchase will give Apple access to Google’s “deep, rich search and speech technologies,” including Google’s speech recognition technology and its translation and semantic search technology, according to the company.
Apple also will have access to the Google search service, as well as the Android mobile operating system.
The purchase is expected to close by the end of the year.
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This week, the company announced it had agreed to acquire Yahoo for a reported $1bn.
The deal was first reported by The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday.
The deal also includes a $2.6 billion purchase of the digital ad company DoubleClick, which Google acquired in 2016 for $3.3 billion.