Apple moves Google out, makes Bing default search engine for Siri

By Dave LeClair ยท 27 replies
Jun 11, 2013
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  1. While most web users think of Google as the go to search engine, Apple is putting its ball in Bing's court, at least as far as Siri is concerned. During Apple's keynote at WWDC, plenty of new iOS 7 features...

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  2. m4a4

    m4a4 TS Evangelist Posts: 955   +515

    That's.. amusing. Apple has a big grudge against Google then...
  3. Probably more that Microsoft is paying them a billion dollars to use it.

    Besides, Bing is better in someways. It is 5 times more likely to download a virus.
    PC nerd and psycros like this.
  4. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,664   +1,949

    Looks like Apple decided there are only so many enemies it can fight off and did an under-the-table handshake with one of them.

    If I read into this correctly, Apple is keen on aggressive integration of their products into a web search engine, and Google wants an arm and a leg for this from Apple, while Microsoft in its weakening position is willing to offer a good deal to Apple for mutual advantage.

    This is really the first one, and I'm not sure I want to see search results in Apple products coming from Bing. Let's see for how long this pact will last though...
    psycros likes this.
  5. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,726   +3,700

    True or false, this is humorous. lol
    Even though Bing is my search engine, I couldn't help but chuckle. (y)
  6. Samalematina

    Samalematina TS Rookie

    Seriously Apple... Deciding not to use the most popular and accurate search engine in the World right now. When will they learn... The Apple Map thing went pretty well when they dumped Google. Lets see how long this one will last...
    psycros and wastedkill like this.
  7. From what I understand, Schmidt, who was on the board of Apple at the time and is no longer (coincidence?), had personally promised Steve Jobs that he wasn't interested in the phone space (conflict of interest anyone) and Steve promised in return to stay out of the search arena. Then Schmidt turned around and stabbed Steve right in the back and Steve vowed his revenge. He continues to reach up from beyond the grave with this decision. I feel Apple is doing the right thing and the Goog's head man has an integrity problem which will probably continue to plague Goog somewhat into the future. Apple Maps has gotten quite a bit better and many prefer it. It won't be long before Apple has it's own search engine too. Short term pain, long term gain.
  8. There is no problem with Bing-Yahoo-Facebook pact. Why can't Apple join? The problem with Google is it wants to monopolize everything, encroaching on others territory via blantant copying of other's idea and offering it for free in order for you to hook up to their service. Since when did Google innovate? Nada. I want to see the day that Google will be irrelevant and get rid of freeloaders habit that made a lot of Google zombies. Bing is better and will even be better as more users will use it.
  9. @Samalematina. Bing and Apple will last as partners to kill Google someday. Google will go back to drawing board, stop doing sidelines and concentrate on improving search instead since there search is getting stale and boring.
  10. ReederOnTheRun

    ReederOnTheRun TS Booster Posts: 304   +62

    At least with this one, they can just blame Microsoft if users don't like it as much :p

    It actually seems a little embarrassing for Microsoft. Microsoft is so little of a threat that Apple is now promoting their ridiculously less popular search engine [1], just so they can squeeze a fraction more of Google out of their OS.

  11. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    Great. I though Apple hated MS and Google. Why didnt they go with their best friend Yahoo? Arent the stocks and weather apps made by them!?
  12. Those of you who are even insinuating that Bing is superior to Google really need to stop snorting the Apple dust.
  13. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    Apple and MS are literally responsible for making Google Search what it is, by not competing or creating alternatives. So, now when they are threatened, they are realizing their mistake and doing something about it. But that is just my take on this whole issue.
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  14. If you download a virus you have your antivirus to blame
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  15. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,726   +3,700

    If you download a virus, you only have yourself to blame. You can't lay blame on software when you yourself allowed the virus in. Let me say this another way. Anti-virus software is available to help keep you safe, so hopefully you won't find a need in blaming yourself.
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  16. PC nerd

    PC nerd TS Booster Posts: 317   +41

    Why? Bing is terrible and is significantly more likely to link you to malicious webpages, than Google search will.
  17. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,726   +3,700

    I find it funny when you guys keep saying these things against Bing. However true it may be, I have no issues.

    Bing is the only search engine I use. I always find what I'm looking for. I don't remember the last time, I was linked to a malicious webpage. But then I'm not in the habit of clicking every link, that comes across my monitor either.

    If Google is honestly better at spotting malicious sites, why do we ignore this data and allow these malicious sites to continue functioning?
    Archean likes this.
  18. Chuck Cortes

    Chuck Cortes TS Rookie Posts: 53   +13

    Another joke that can admit Bing may link to malicious websites yet still keeps using it. And we wonder why companies take advantage of the stupid and ignorant. Do any of you even understand the definition of status quo and how its not always a good thing?
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  19. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder This guy again... Posts: 2,198   +593

    I really don't see this as a big deal but I am surprised in general that they are taking this step. I personally like google, and I will probably continue to use it anyway. But bings not bad, we will just have to see what the future holds.
  20. Chuck Cortes

    Chuck Cortes TS Rookie Posts: 53   +13

    You guys are all ridiculous, Apple literally made an Android copy of iOS and called it iOS 7 and you people think Apple hates Google. What you people fail to understand is that Steve Jobs is dead and Cook is a loser who has not done an innovative thing with the iPhone and iPad since Jobs died. Apple use to be the trend setter, now its the trend copier. But I wouldn't expect you ignorant people to even remember when Steve Jobs called 2011 the year of the copycats only to have Cook turn 2012 and 2013 into the years of the Apple copycat with a stupid twist like changing Google to Bing, making a failed map apps, removing Youtube and other Google apps from iOS only to have Google make an stand alone apps that now makes Google tons of money and to add insult to injury pretending all of it is innovation from Apple.
  21. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,726   +3,700

    What part of "I don't have a problem with it", did you not understand?
  22. Lot of iPhone viruses going around these days? /s
  23. MrAnderson

    MrAnderson TS Maniac Posts: 488   +10

    I think MS and Apple have an unspoken deal given some of the iOS 7 design decision... surely they have made them enough their own... but they have taken a lot from the Zune and Windows 8 playbook as much as and if on a lesser note the Android and WebOS side of things. Then again designers have for years created many of the interesting visuals that are being brought together on these mobile operating systems. It's just how you put the pieces together. And with this cross deal I think Bing was a card to play. For Apple gets to sting Google and Microsoft and Apple don't have to play the courts. Google users will not be stopped, but the majority of users that don't have a clue will use what is given.

    Competition will do the market good. Not like Microsoft is making money with Bing hand over foot.
  24. coppersloane

    coppersloane TS Enthusiast Posts: 108   +33

    Made no sense.
  25. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,726   +3,700

    Thats not surprising coming from you.

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