Report: Google’s money was “key” factor in Apple rejecting Bing purchase

Found 70 days ago at Arstechnica

A few years before Microsoft went all in on a ChatGPT powered Bing search engine , the company had another idea for its perennial, also ran search engine: sell it to Apple. A report in Bloomberg , sourced from people familiar with the early theoretical sales talks, states that Microsoft pitched Bing as a way for Apple to replace Google as the default search provider on iPhones, MacBooks, and...

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