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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Microsoft Trumps Google in Verizon Default Search Browser Deal!

Posted by @ 4:32 pm

We first reported back in August that a default search deal between Google and Verizon Wireless was practically signed, sealed and delivered. However, fast forward just over a month and the deal seems to have changed dramatically.

Enter, Microsoft Internet Explorer who Reuters reports is the browser that Verizon is closer to choosing, effectively pushing out Google’s Firefox.

According to the Reuters article:

Under the terms being considered, Microsoft would share with Verizon revenue from ads shown in response to cell phone Web searches, with guaranteed payments to the carrier of about $550 million to $650 million over five years, roughly twice what Google Inc offered, the people told the paper.

In addition, Verizon may also agree to use Microsoft’s mobile operating system, Windows Mobile, in more of its phones, generating additional payments.

It would appear that on this rare occasion Microsoft has been able to conquer the all mighty Google.

Courtney Mills Courtney is an online marketing and communications specialist at ineedhits - a leading search engine marketing firm with over 16 years experience. Courtney has been living and breathing online marketing for over 5 years. She specializes in web and communication marketing, while providing news and opinion to online marketing communities.

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Discussion (3 - comments)

Google doesn’t own Firefox, although it is a big proponent. Google developed Chrome.

By Anonymous - November 17, 2008

Well written article which helps to gain the knowledge of latest technologies. Thanks for sharing. Keep on posting such informative articles.
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By SBL Geomatics - November 17, 2008

With Verizon becoming the “Ma Bell” and it’s new FiOS push into more homes and direct high speed attachment to peoples wallets… Verizon may someday buy MSN. If not all of Microsoft.

By Keith L - November 18, 2008

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