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[2]: about time,
by yerverluvinunclebert on Thu 28th Sep 2017 08:18 UTC in reply to "RE: about time,"
yerverluvinunclebert
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2014-05-03

Does anyone use Edge?

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RE[3]: about time,
by darknexus on Thu 28th Sep 2017 19:42 in reply to "RE[2]: about time,"
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2008-07-15

Does anyone use Edge?

Doesn't look like it. Even Microsoft don't, just try visiting the VLSC with Edge. The results are, to put it bluntly, hilarious. Visit the VLSC with a browser other than Edge and watch it pop up its advertisement for Edge, and you'll really be laughing. As if that isn't enough, Microsoft themselves don't even include Edge in Windows Server 2016; they only include Internet Explorer 11, a product they're supposedly phasing out.

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RE[4]: about time,
by zima on Sat 30th Sep 2017 20:15 in reply to "RE[3]: about time,"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Microsoft themselves don't even include Edge in Windows Server 2016; they only include Internet Explorer 11, a product they're supposedly phasing out.

don't they keep ie for corp deployments? in that light, keeping ie in a server release makes sense...

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