Microsoft and Yahoo vie for control of Safari's search

Mozilla is making the switch to Yahoo search from Google for its default option in the US, and Apple's browser deal will soon be up for renewal, too. The Information reports that Mayer & Co. are in play there as well, and of course, Microsoft is pitching Bing to the folks in Cupertino -- mainly senior VP of internet software and services Eddy Cue. The latter search engine already sorts Siri's questions, and Apple made the move to swap in local query option Baidu in China for Safari's default method of scanning the web. Yahoo search is powered by Bing, so coupling that with the fact that it's already the go-to option for some of Apple's services wouldn't make it too much of a stretch for Redmond's effort to replace Google. And there's Cupertino's continued efforts to tamp down on its reliance on Mountain View, too.

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