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iPhone: Apple leaves Google for Bing?

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Apple may terminate its collaboration with Google and change the default search engine used on the iPhone. The forecast of the consultant Jonathan Yarmis who spoke about it in a report at Business Week which also goes as far as hypothesizing that the new search engine could become Bing, the engine born from the ashes of Live Search with numerous and interesting features and which in the United States boasts (comScore data) 10% of the share.

In fact, Microsoft has already worked on some iPhone applications (the Bing application to perform searches on the engine of the same name, Seadragon Mobile, browser for viewing images remotely and Tag Reader, a system that allows you to access information by clicking a photo with particular barcodes or tags), has a mobile version of the decision search engine, supports online maps and geolocation functions (for example, you can search for information on places of interest closest to your position, such as the newly opened restaurant in the area, the presence of cinemas with an indication of the show times).

Apple and Google are increasingly becoming competitors on several fronts (Nexus One, online advertising, Chrome OS, the elusive tablet), and in Cupertino they may have decided to agree with Microsoft, as well as already done for Exchange support in the iPhone and Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard".

(By Mauro Notarianni)