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Apple May Oust Google from iPhone in Favor of Bing

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Jan 20, 2010, 8:29 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Bloomberg reports that Apple is conducting negotiations with Microsoft about bringing its search engine Bing to the iPhone. Bloomberg cites sources familiar with Apple and Microsoft's plans, and notes that the move would make Bing the default search engine on the iPhone. Google is the current default search engine in the iPhone's browser. Right now, users can choose Yahoo instead, but have to perform the switch manually. Bloomberg's sources indicate that the talks have been underway for weeks and may still fall apart before a deal is reached. Microsoft has already created a Bing application for the iPhone, and Google has a search app for the iPhone, too.

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ads1525

Jan 20, 2010, 10:55 AM

did you know...

that when you search, "apple ipod" on bing, it says, "did you mean microsoft zune?" Very Happy
I tried that, it didn't do that for me.
umm no it doesn't.
evrodude

Jan 20, 2010, 10:22 AM

Bing is Garbage!

Bing is such garbage compared to Google! But then again, let ****ty iphone use a ****ty search provider. Way to go Apple!
Bing is garbage, yes...however I hate to break it to you but the iPhone isn't garbage. I'm not sure who you're fan-boying but piece for piece, the iphone has more capabilities and utilities than just about every phone on the market. Granted, it doesn'...
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That really sucks!!! So much for switching to the iphone. verizon did that to my storm2. I did try bing, but it really is inaccurate. bottom line.... it sucks!!!!!
Azeron

Jan 20, 2010, 4:13 PM

Cats and Dogs United!

Apple and Microsoft joining forces?! Wow! Apple must REALLY be miffed at Google.
Actually, the two seem to be 'friendemies' more than anything. Internet Explorer was originally the default browser in OSX, and Microsoft did at one time own Apple stock. That's not to say Apple doesn't take jabs at Microsoft (you guys can't build a ...
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AndroidRules

Jan 20, 2010, 1:20 PM

Bing? Come on...

If you don't want to use Google thats fine but at least use second best which is Yahoo. What is Apple gonna do when MS releases their supposed handset in two months? Take off Bing and create their own search engine? Uh oh, let me not give them any ideas lol
I think it's because awhile back Yahoo and Microsoft signed a deal for Yahoo search to use the bing engine. So whenever that starts Yahoo search would generate bing results anyway. I prefer Google so just means you have to put it in your bookmarks or ...
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KMFS1

Jan 20, 2010, 1:13 PM

Sour Grapes

Apple is totally mad that Google is cutting in to there market share. Now Apple is acting like the prom queen that got knocked up in high school. Every one wanted a piece of her until while she was hot, now that she is used up and tired everyone is deciding to move on.
I don't think Android has made a dent into iPhone sales but rather eaten WinMo. Sounds to me more like Google's the girl you date who turns out to be a crazy hobag and can't make up its mind as to what it wants.

That said Apple partnering with MS i...
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Enzzo

Jan 20, 2010, 1:56 PM

Kind of bummed...

since I use the goolge search bar in Safari so much, but I still have the google app and can google.com on the phone.

It's no big deal. I'll try the Bing search bar and if I don't like it...there's an app for that Drooling
 
 
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