Microsoft and Sun Team Up For Web Search

Filed under: DAILY Dose of PC News 

Information Weekly is reporting that Microsoft and Sun Microsystems have reached an agreement “under which the software maker will bundle its search technology and other content alongside Sun’s widely used Java software environment.”

Internet users who download Sun’s Java Runtime Envrionment will be able to also download Microsoft’s MSN search toolbar which will in turn give them access to Microsoft’s Live Search site as well as other MSN features.

“This agreement with Sun Microsystems is another important milestone in our strategy to secure broad-scale distribution for our search offering,” said Yusuf Mehdi, senior VP for Microsoft’s Online Audience Business unit, in a statement.

Clearly, the news out today shows that Microsoft is looking for new search alternatives now that the infamously Yahoo/Microsoft deal has officially died.


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