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Apple and Yahoo In Talks Over Deeper iPhone Partnership

YahooThe Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple and Yahoo have been discussing how to integrate Yahoo's services more prominently in iOS, beyond powering the Weather and Stocks apps.

Yahoo also provides sports scores to Siri, but Yahoo has significant content deals related to news, sports and finance that could be tapped.
Data from Yahoo Finance and its weather site already come preloaded onto iPhones and Yahoo data like sports stats help power Apple's voice-activated "assistant" Siri. But the companies continue to discuss new arrangements, including possible deals to get more content from Yahoo Sports and Yahoo News, among other Yahoo Web properties, preloaded onto Apple devices or available through an expanded partnership with Siri, one of these people said.
The WSJ also says Yahoo would like to provide search results to Apple in Safari, but Microsoft's Bing search engine currently powers Yahoo Search and Apple has a long-term deal with Google as the default engine on iOS.

The paper did note that no deal is imminent, and negotiations appear to be in the very early stages. Former Google executive Marissa Mayer took over as the CEO of Yahoo recently and has been focusing a lot of energy on Yahoo's products and content, rather than its traditional strengths in advertising.

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20 months ago
Way to partner with a winner. Yahoo is about as popular as Alta Vista.

Let's see...
Android is going to have a Facebook phone and Apple is going to have a Yahoo Phone.

I hear Netscape is looking into getting in on the action as well.
Rating: 36 Votes
20 months ago

Seriously though, if I ever see "Yahoo Search", or "Bing Search" on my iDevices, I'm out the door.


OMG, run!

Rating: 23 Votes
20 months ago

Apple, you start putting Yahoo on your phones and Samsung win another customer.


Yahoo has always been on the iPhone.
Rating: 20 Votes
20 months ago

Way to partner with a winner. Yahoo is about as popular as Alta Vista.

You sure about that?

I wrote this four years ago and much of it remains true today.

http://gigaom.com/2009/07/16/yahoos-number-ones-so-much-more-than-search/
Rating: 17 Votes
20 months ago

Way to partner with a winner. Yahoo is about as popular as Alta Vista.


er… Yahoo have owned AltaVista since 2003, so not really.
Rating: 10 Votes
20 months ago
Apple, you start putting Yahoo on your phones and Samsung win another customer.
Rating: 9 Votes
20 months ago
Two of the three major competitors in the mobile hardware space both own and operate their own search engine. If Apple doesn't want to get into the search business, at least strengthening their ties with Yahoo makes good business sense to me.
Rating: 7 Votes
20 months ago


The option is fine, being forced is not. Edit: Even using anything other than Google for the default would irritate the majority.


You said if you "see" it you're gone.

Too late, you can't un-see it! Sorry.
Rating: 7 Votes
20 months ago

You said if you "see" it you're gone.

Too late, you can't un-see it! Sorry.


You win, I bought an S3.

Srsly...http://i.imgur.com/xfqVpPm.png
Rating: 7 Votes
20 months ago
Can they discuss about updating the horrible weather app. We are stuck with it on the notification bar so they might as well vamp it up.
Rating: 6 Votes

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