Microsoft Strikes Deals with Dell Computers, Verizon Phones

Jan 9, 2009 | 1,614 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Recently Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer made diverse announcements on the company's vision for personal computing, high-profile distribution deals for Live Search, and other aspects during his keynote address at CES.

It was not long back when Microsoft signed a deal with Dell that new Dell computers will be shipped with the Live search bar preinstalled.

In another speculation based on an initial Wall Street Journal report, Reuters announced that Verizon has chosen Microsoft to be its mobile search partner. It is said that the alliance will provide potentially huge mobile reach to Microsoft. Microsoft provided the following statement about the Reuters report:

“We can confirm the Microsoft, Verizon Wireless mobile search and advertising relationship, but have no further details to disclose at this time. Please stay tuned for more information.”

Have a look at the table below. It depicts the current distribution deals for various search engines for the 3Q of 2008:

PC Maker US Share Worldwide Share Search Partner Deal Signed
Dell 29.5% 13.6% (2) Microsoft Jan. 2009
HP 25.7% 18.4% (1) Microsoft June 2008
Apple 9.5% - Google Jan. 2003
Acer (Gateway, Packard Bell) 8.9% 12.5% (3) Yahoo Sept. 2006
Toshiba 5.6% 4.6% (5) Google Jan. 2007
Lenovo - 7.3% (4) Microsoft March 2007

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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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