Yahoo Buys Default Search On HP Systems

By Nathan Weinberg

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 Buys Default Search On Acer Systems

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?

Posted:
September 29, 2006 by Nathan Weinberg in:
-->

Leave a Reply

Commenting? If there's a contest today, you might be entering to win something. Check it out.

- This blog has coComment integrated.