Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Sep 2017 10:08 UTC
Apple

Consistency is Apple's main motivation given for switching the results from Microsoft's Bing to Google in these cases. Safari on Mac and iOS already currently use Google search as the default provider, thanks to a deal worth billions to Apple (and Google) over the last decade. This change will now mirror those results when Siri, the iOS Search bar or Spotlight is used.

"Switching to Google as the web search provider for Siri, Search within iOS and Spotlight on Mac will allow these services to have a consistent web search experience with the default in Safari," reads an Apple statement sent this morning. "We have strong relationships with Google and Microsoft and remain committed to delivering the best user experience possible."

Interesting move. The only logical move, of course - Bing is terrible - but still interesting if you look at the relationship between Apple and Google.

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RE: about time,
by avgalen on Tue 26th Sep 2017 14:56 UTC in reply to "about time,"
avgalen
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2010-09-23

Bing is terrible everywhere, but pretty good in the USA.
Here in The Netherlands I only use Bing for it's Image Search which is better than Googles, though not by much anymore

With Yahoo soon "gone" and now Apple "gone" as the two big reasons why Bing was still alive, all that Bing has left now is "Edge-Default" and that shouldn't be enough to keep it alive.
There already is hardly any competition for Google's search engine, so this step by Apple is yet another nail in the MS-coffin

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