Verizon/Microsoft Bing deal

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“I picked up my BlackBerry this morning to do a search and noticed Bing as my default search engine. I thought this was very strange, since I didn’t pick this setting. I went to change it back to Google and, to my chagrin, Bing was my only option! Apparently Verizon has pushed an update that removes all search providers except Bing. Thanks a lot Verizon!”

The Reg notes: “The move is part of the five-year search and advertising deal Verizon signed with Microsoft in January for a rumored $500m.”

Reference:

kdawson (2009). Mobile: Verizon Removes Search Choices For BlackBerrys Slashdot.org.

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