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Apple renews search agreement with Google

updated 05:05 pm EDT, Fri September 24, 2010

Comments refute rumors of Bing takeover on iOS

Apple has reportedly extended its search agreement with Google, the search giant's CEO, Eric Schmidt, told BusinessWeek in an interview. The executive downplayed suggestions of animosity from Steve Jobs, following Schmidt's departure last year from Apple's board of directors as Google continued its push into the mobile arena.

"We do a search deal with [Apple], recently extended, and we're doing all sorts of things in maps and things like that," Schmidt said. "So the sum of all this is that two large corporations, both of which are important, both of which I care a lot about, will [remain] pretty close."

The executive's comments appear to refute earlier rumors claiming that Apple was working to replace the default search engine on iOS devices. Alleged attitudes between Google and Apple were credited with driving the latter company to consider Bing as the default search service on the iPhone. Rather than replace Google with Bing, Microsoft's search engine is now offered as an option alongside Google and Yahoo. [via Business Insider]

by MacNN Staff





  1. MyRightEye

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Typical of MacNN isn't it...

    RE-SIGNS, no RESIGNS, morons...

    One is the opposite of the other!

  1. MichaelBurns

    Joined: Dec 1969


    resign is different that re-sign

    Your headline caught my attention because it seemed to contradict news I had read somewhere else. Then I realized that you mistakenly used "resign" when you really meant "re-sign"

    resign |riˈzīn|
    1 [ intrans. ] voluntarily leave a job or other position : he resigned from the government in protest at the policy.
    • [ trans. ] give up (an office, power, privilege, etc.) : four deputies resigned their seats.
    • [ intrans. ] Chess end a game by conceding defeat without being checkmated : he lost his queen and resigned in 45 moves.
    2 ( be resigned) accept that something undesirable cannot be avoided : he seems resigned to a shortened career | she resigned herself to a lengthy session.
    • archaic surrender oneself to another's guidance : he vows to resign himself to her direction.

    Subtle but very important distinction.
    Anyway, thanks for the news.

    re-sign |rēˈsīn|
    verb [ trans. ]
    sign (a document) again.
    • engage (a sports player) to play for a team for a further period.
    • [ intrans. ] (of a sports player) commit oneself to play for a team for a further period.

  1. JuanGuapo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    i'm glad to see that they're patching up but I still prefer to use Bing instead. I do not trust Google.

  1. wrenchy

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Eric needs

    a new hot-tub.

    Thanks Steve!

  1. Mixotic

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Ok, you don't trust Google...

    But you do trust Microsoft?


    (slaps forehead)

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