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Is Google Scaring Partners into Microsoft's Arms?

Is Google's hunger for more Internet users biting it in the behind?

That's the question lurking in my mind today as I mull Microsoft's win of Verizon and Dell as new distributors for Live Search, deals Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced at the Consumer Electronics Show yesterday, Jan. 7.

That comes almost two months after Sun Microsystems agreed to offer Live Search to U.S.-based Internet Explorer users when they download the Java Runtime Environment. Also, Microsoft secured Hewlett-Packard in the United States for search in summer 2008.

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PirateThom3448d ago

If there's no anti-Sony news, go for one of Sony's partners... :P