Microsoft and Dell Finally Collaborate For Default Search Toolbar Integration

Dec 10, 2008 | 1,576 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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According to a report by ZDNet, Microsoft has signed a mutual deal with Dell that new Dell computers will be shipped with the Live search bar preinstalled – rather than going for Google!

It was in the year 2006, Google had a tie up with Dell on the issue of installing Google software on "millions of Dell personal computers.” The Dell-Google deal also included a co-branded Dell-Google home page

But as per now there has not been any official confirmation by Microsoft or Dell, but speculations are going on that if it is true, then it can create a lot of problems in Europe.

A lot of webmasters are commenting on this issue in their own ways:

“Microsoft and Dell have signed a deal via which Dell will be shipping new PCs with the Live Search toolbar preinstalled, according to sources familiar with the arrangement between the two companies…

My sources say that Microsoft has offered Dell sweet enough terms to entice the PC maker to replace its search-preload deal with Google with a comparable offering from Microsoft.” -rogerd

“The (potential) problem for DELL and Microsoft is that in the EU at least it's illegal to use a (de-facto) monopoly to gain market advantage in other areas.” -SWA66

Forum discussion going on at WebmasterWorld.

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Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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