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

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[4]: about time,
by fmaxwell on Wed 27th Sep 2017 09:17 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: about time,"
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For example when I search for my wife all 3 searchengines find her linkedin profile as the first result, but while Google and Bing mention most of the relevant information in their results (occupation, place of residence) I only get a generic "View NAME professional profile on LinkedIn.

So you're disappointed that Duck Duck Go doesn't give guys searching for your wife enough information, like where she lives?

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RE[5]: about time,
by avgalen on Wed 27th Sep 2017 14:27 in reply to "RE[4]: about time,"
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The Googs gave me the address of yo mama as well ;)

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