Apple may replace Google by Bing, Yahoo as default search provider

Google faces the risk of losing its spot as the default search provider for Apple's Safari browser next year, a report said.

ANI| Last Updated: Nov 26, 2014, 19:19 PM IST
Apple may replace Google by Bing, Yahoo as default search provider

Washington: Google faces the risk of losing its spot as the default search provider for Apple's Safari browser next year, a report said.

As the latest extension of the deal that placed Google Search in the iOS is set to expire in 2015, arch rivals, Microsoft and Yahoo, are already making a case for change with Apple's leadership. The two have pitched Apple SVP Eddy Cue on the idea of replacing Google as the default search provider. While Microsoft wants Bing to replace the search engine giant, Yahoo is eyeing the same spot for itself, reported The Verge.

Bing has already made inroads into Apple as it is the search provider used by Siri. Also, OS X Yosemite and its Spotlight use the search engine to deliver results, the report said.