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]: Comment by raom
by zima on Sat 30th Sep 2017 20:19 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by raom"
zima
Member since:
2005-07-06

Your searches, or even browsing history, are quite possibly still logged by some secret NSA programme or the like ;)

I like google logging, I can see what's logged myself; I don't feel like it infringes my privacy; I own and control this info.

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RE[3]: Comment by raom
by tylerdurden on Sat 30th Sep 2017 20:21 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by raom"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

Is this sarcasm? If you did not pay for that info, you don't own it.

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RE[4]: Comment by raom
by zima on Sat 30th Sep 2017 20:27 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by raom"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Oh but I do, before it's submitted; I decide for it to be "out there"

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