Yahoo has made a deal (read: paid a bundle of cash) to be the default search engine on computers by HP, the second largest PC manufacturer.
This headline and lead sentence stolen from a post I did 15 days ago:
Yahoo has made a deal (read: paid a bundle of cash) to be the default search engine on computers by Acer, the fourth largest PC manufacturer. Okay, so Google got Dell (#1), Yahoo got Acer (#4), so who will get HP (#2) and Lenovo (#3)? I would be real interested if someone made a deal with Apple (#5), including for Boot Camp installs of Windows.
Sense a trend? While Google probably overpaid for Dell (whose market share is shrinking), Yahoo is looking to snatch the rest of the market. I still think buying the default search is just stupid, but at least Yahoo is being smarter at it.
Lenovo’s next. Who will close the deal first?