Verizon/Microsoft Bing deal

freeimages.co.uk techonology imagesThis is from Slashdot:

“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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Apple iPhone VPN access setup

iphoneSee http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1424
More and more doctors are demanding access to clinical applications via the iPhone and Blackberry. The Blackberry largely lacks integraged VPN (exept the Blackberry Curve 8900). The iPhone has wide support for VPN connectivity and is very user friendly with WiFi setup.