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Three years ago he was there Conversations Among high-level managers From Microsoft and Apple About one possible Sell Bing search engine. A report from Bloomberg indicates that Apple’s vice president of services, Eddy Cue, among others, was involved. But they didn’t get far before the plan was canceled again. Apple is supposed to have it Concerns about “quality and capabilities” By Bing.
The Google and Apple deal collapsed
For Microsoft, the negotiations were supposed to be about… Google To boot. In Apple’s Safari browser, Google has been the browser for many years Predefined search engine. To keep it that way, Google pays Apple a lot of money. “It’s no secret that Apple makes more money from Bing’s presence than Bing itself,” Microsoft director Mikhail Parakhin said at a recent hearing before the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
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The default setting can be changed
Google apparently pays Apple annually More than $20 billionMake Google the preferred search engine in Safari. Naturally, the competition is not happy about this. DuckDuckGo CEO Gabriel Weinberg complained a few days ago that “a lot of steps” were necessary to make this happen. Predefined search engine On Apple devices It changes. As The Verge reports, this option is relatively easy to find in Settings, but only a few users know about it.
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