Tuesday, June 03, 2008

H.P. to Put Microsoft’s Live Search in PCs - NYTimes.com

On that Circuit City HP laptop I just mentioned -- it came with a bunch of HP "craplets" (junky software pre-installed) and Yahoo! as the default search provider and desktop search engine.  Looks like the HP/Yahoo! deal isn't likely to be renewed...

Microsoft has struck a deal with Hewlett-Packard, the world’s largest personal computer maker, to place a toolbar on new PCs that leads to its Live Search engine, the companies said on Monday.

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Dell Inc. and Google have an agreement to install Web and desktop search software on Dell’s consumer computers. It expires in 2009.

H.P. to Put Microsoft’s Live Search in PCs - NYTimes.com

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