Apple, Microsoft Discuss Giving Bing Top iPhone Billing – BusinessWeek

Apple (AAPL) is in talks with Microsoft (MSFT) to replace Google (GOOG) as the default search engine on its iPhone, according to two people familiar with the matter. The talks have been under way for weeks, say the people, who asked not to be named because the details have not been made public.

The discussions reflect the accelerating rivalry between Apple and Google, now the main provider of Web search on the iPhone. While the two companies have worked as partners in the past and Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt had a seat on Apple’s board, Apple and Google have more recently begun competing in several markets, including mobile phones. Google sells a smartphone, the Nexus One, that competes directly with the iPhone and it has spearheaded development of a wireless handset operating system that rivals the iPhone OS.

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  • Me

    Certo l’intesa andrà bene fino a quanto Microsoft uscirà da dietro le quinte e proporrà il proprio smarthpone, cioè tra non molto. Si parla infatti di un debutto del Microsoft Phone entro 12 mesi. E lì salteranno tutti gli accordi eventualmente presi con Apple e con gli altri operatori del mercato che montano Os Windows mobile che si orienteranno verso Android, ragione per la quale Microsoft riflette da tempo se entrare nel mercato con il proprio Phone.