Marissa Mayer wants Apple to ditch Google for Yahoo! as default iOS search engine

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  • Reply 81 of 178
    mario wrote: »
    It would also deal a significant blow to Apple. Siri is already less useful because it uses Bing by default. If Safari becomes less useful as well, it's going to be third thing (maps, Siri, Safari) in iOS being second rate because Apple is having pointless feud with Google, and more reasons for users to switch away from what they already think is overpriced fashion toy.

    They're coming out of the woodworks...
  • Reply 82 of 178
    snovasnova Posts: 1,281member

    Apple should just switch to paying NSA for search and their eBook troubles will also magically go away.

     

    I see this is killing two birds with one stone.

  • Reply 83 of 178
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    rogifan wrote: »
    Own? No. Rental.
    Do you really think someone worth millions of dollars rents clothing?

    You may need to acquire -- even rent -- a sense of humor. :rolleyes:
  • Reply 84 of 178
    snova wrote: »
    Apple should just switch to paying NSA for search and their eBook troubles will also magically go away.

    I see this is killing two birds with one stone.

    They'll need to give Coyote and sidekick Bramovich their ransom, too.
  • Reply 85 of 178
    paxmanpaxman Posts: 4,595member
    solipsismx wrote: »
    How would that change if you can easily just set your default search engine back to Google?
    Hypothetical - IF I switch. I never considered it before and this could be a show stopper....

    There, I have done it. I am all Yahoo. Simple way to find out, really ;)
  • Reply 86 of 178
    dickprinterdickprinter Posts: 1,060member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Benjamin Frost View Post





    I imagine he may even own a sock or two...

    He sure as heck doesn't own a razor! <img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" />

  • Reply 87 of 178
    snovasnova Posts: 1,281member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Benjamin Frost View Post

     
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by snova View Post



    Apple should just switch to paying NSA for search and their eBook troubles will also magically go away.



    I see this is killing two birds with one stone.




    They'll need to give Coyote and sidekick Bramovich their ransom, too.

    I just assume it was already a well greased machine and that the money will filter down to all parties involved.

  • Reply 88 of 178
    paxman wrote: »
    Hypothetical - IF I switch. I never considered it before and this could be a show stopper....

    There, I have done it. I am all Yahoo. Simple way to find out, really ;)

    Hope you like it! If you don't, maybe that'll give an incentive to Yahoo or Apple to improve it.
  • Reply 89 of 178
    snova wrote: »
    I just assume it was already a well greased machine and that the money will filter down to all parties involved.

    Yeah I know; I just wanted to get in my dumb names for them.
  • Reply 90 of 178
    dickprinterdickprinter Posts: 1,060member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post





    O M G ! ! ! ! That still exists: http://excite.com





    PS: Note that on mail page they offer a Standard and Secure login option with the default being Standard. If you click Secure it doesn't load any SSL. Is that just a dummy site?

    Ever use https://startpage.com ?

  • Reply 91 of 178
    Since you use the Google app for search, you have no interest in what the default search engine in Safari is. Oh, you're a troll. Shut up and go away.

    So he believes that Yahoo is not up to task when it comes to being default on Apple devices and that makes him a troll? Where's the logic there?
  • Reply 92 of 178
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member

    I had never heard of it.

    PS: If AI offered a paid account option that would allow me to use fully HTTPS encrypted site I would pay for it.
    PPS: I'm surprised a company, like Google, hasn't ever created a secure "portal" with Chrome so that all traffic goes through them but is encrypted on the local end. I'd use it for sites like this. I'd rather have Google reading my data for their analytics than some hacker on local WiFi hotspot looking to steal my identity.
  • Reply 93 of 178
    snovasnova Posts: 1,281member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Dickprinter View Post

     
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Benjamin Frost View Post





    I imagine he may even own a sock or two...

    He sure as heck doesn't own a razor! <img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" />


    I bet Ive is the type of guy who wears a Tux upon request for his wife, to complement her for the time she spends getting dressed up to look pretty.  I doubt he wears one to impressive anyone in isolation.

  • Reply 94 of 178
    snova wrote: »
    I bet Ive is the type of guy who wears a Tux upon request for his wife, to complement her for the time she spends getting dressed up to look pretty.  I doubt he wears one to impressive anyone in isolation.

    He actually has a son called Ivor. He's an engine.
  • Reply 95 of 178
    rogifanrogifan Posts: 10,669member
    snova wrote: »
    I bet Ive is the type of guy who wears a Tux upon request for his wife, to complement her for the time she spends getting dressed up to look pretty.  I doubt he wears one to impressive anyone in isolation.
    Got to impress those wealthy neighbors in Pacific Heights. :D
  • Reply 96 of 178

    Well, that's nice to hope for but at the moment I think it would be terrible to put the #3 (in quality, imo) search engine as default.

  • Reply 97 of 178
    snova wrote: »
    I bet Ive is the type of guy who wears a Tux upon request for his wife, to complement her for the time she spends getting dressed up to look pretty.  I doubt he wears one to impressive anyone in isolation.

    Oh I dunno. I imagine when he gets the wife in isolation, doing some impressing may not be the last thing on his mind. ????
  • Reply 98 of 178
    jungmarkjungmark Posts: 6,687member
    Long term plan is Apple swallowing Yahoo's infrastructure, re-branding it with a new look and feel.  Mayer eventually in line as Apple CEO after Cook.

    Not going to happen. A lot can happen in 15 years before Cook retires.
    mvigod wrote: »
    If Cook takes the bait on this one then I know Apple really has jumped the shark. Yahoo is not the search leader for a reason and pairing up with them would be a gross error. I don't think Cook would do it but he's surprised me with some other insanely stupid things and inactions so wouldn't be a complete surprise either if he did

    Like what? Did he not reply to one of your emails? Not stick to your schedule?

    mario wrote: »
    It would also deal a significant blow to Apple. Siri is already less useful because it uses Bing by default. If Safari becomes less useful as well, it's going to be third thing (maps, Siri, Safari) in iOS being second rate because Apple is having pointless feud with Google, and more reasons for users to switch away from what they already think is overpriced fashion toy.

    Apple has the highest retention and satisfaction rate. Bing it.
  • Reply 99 of 178
    toysandmetoysandme Posts: 205member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Dickprinter View Post

     

    Ever use https://startpage.com ?


     

    Although more subtle, Google is almost as creepy as FaceBook. I have been using startpage.com for a while and a vpn that accepts prepaid credit cards bought in a store that has no video cameras. I always wait at least 3 months anyways just in case there is a video camera as they normally reuse the tapes after 30 days --6 months+ for banks. All set up with a used laptop bought at a flea market for cash, wiped clean and now with Ubuntu humming on it. Needless to say I never use my own ip and I never carry my own phone (Jacob Appelbaum: they are tracking devices with which you can also make phone calls) when I want privacy. A friend of mine is a computer science prof who told me "they" can still identify me. So I suggested to him that I could use his name and he wouldn't have to worry since they would know who I really was. He changed his mind. He doesn't want me to use his name...

  • Reply 100 of 178
    hill60hill60 Posts: 6,989member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SpamSandwich View Post

     

     

    Dogpile? Web Crawler? Lycos? AskJeeves? 


     

    WAISVeronica, Archie, Jughead ???

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