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Verizon snuffs Google for Microsoft search

Dec 22, 2009, 16:32 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Cade Metz)

"Verizon has unilaterally updated user Storm 2 BlackBerries and other smartphones so that their browser search boxes can only be used with Microsoft Bing. T

"he move is part of the five-year search and advertising deal Verizon signed with Microsoft in January for a rumored $500m.

"Verizon pushed the search change over its network two days ago, the company has confirmed with The Reg. "We're a proud supporter of Microsoft's Bing search engine," a company spokesman tells us. "On a couple of select smartphones (Storm 2 the most prominent), we've changed the [Verizon Wireless]-supplied web menu to make Bing the default search engine."

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