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Yahoo! To Power Search On Acer PC's

Multi-year Deal

     

trillianjedi

10:14 am on Sep 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Yahoo! has signed a "multi-year" deal with Acer to ensure that Yahoo! is the default search and homepage for Internet Explorer an all Acer computers.

Acer sold 2.6m PC's last year.

Our goal is to give users choice," Dan Rosensweig, Yahoo's chief operating officer, said. "We have always lived in a world where people had a choice and wanted to come to us," he said.

[today.reuters.com...]

marketingmagic

12:33 pm on Sep 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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yeah this is about the only way yahoo will be able to get new people to use it's search engine. and I'm sure 99% of them will change their settings to google the day they unpack it.

Receptional

12:58 pm on Sep 14, 2006 (gmt 0)



I'm sure 99% of them will change their settings to google the day they unpack it.

I doubt less than 5% would know how.

chance1376

3:28 pm on Sep 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I doubt less than 5% would know how.

I agree with that 100%. With running a community based site of non techie people It really opened my eyes to the average internet joe's ablilty. I was shocked to read recently on my forum that a good deal of members didn't have any idea of how to make it their homepage.

vite_rts

3:52 pm on Sep 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I hope such deals work for yahoo, can't have every one using google now can we,

fantastic company google, but

we need competition an all that,,

Now, yahoo,, a few more features on site explorer would be appreciated

kljjr

12:08 am on Sep 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Yahoo is alright, but I know all the acer systems we setup for our clients will be setup with google before they leave the shop.

vite_rts

12:43 am on Sep 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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why is that, did they request it, or are you just doing your bit for the betterment of the internet as you see it,

GrendelKhan TSU

1:26 pm on Sep 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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why is that, did they request it, or are you just doing your bit for the betterment of the internet as you see it,

agreed. that'd bug me to know end (as a customer). just imo.

I say, nice job yahoo on this one. competition is good.

Hobbs

11:09 am on Sep 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Yet another reason not to buy Acer ;-)

wmuser

10:13 pm on Sep 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hopefuly Yahoo will not die,monopoly is never good,eveb if G is better from many points
 

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