Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Sun Microsystems to Distribute Microsoft Live Search-Powered Toolbar as Part of Java Runtime Environment

More details, from the official Microsoft press release

“This agreement with Sun Microsystems is another important milestone in our strategy to secure broad-scale distribution for our search offering, enabling millions more people to experience the benefits of Live Search,” said Yusuf Mehdi, senior vice president of the Online Audience Business at Microsoft. “With the vast array of Java software-based Web applications that are downloaded every month, this deal will expose Live Search to millions more Internet users and drive increased volume for our search advertisers.”

[…]

“With over 800 million Java desktop users around the world, our goal is to provide Java users with compelling and immersive business and consumer solutions powered by Java technology and value-added solutions from world-class software partners,” said Rich Green, executive vice president of Software at Sun Microsystems. “Our customers expect top-quality products when they choose to download technology from Sun, and we are confident that they will find great value in both Microsoft’s MSN toolbar and Live Search.”

Sun Microsystems to Distribute Microsoft Live Search-Powered Toolbar as Part of Java Runtime Environment: Search distribution deal expands reach of Microsoft Live Search via custom MSN Toolbar.

Post a Comment