Microsoft excited to have Bing included in Safari search

Microsoft said on Monday that it is excited that that Bing will be included as a search option in Safari.

Speaking on the Bing Blog, Yusuf Mehdi, Senior Vice President, Online Audience Business Group said that Microsoft had been working closely with Apple to bring Bing to Safari. "We’ve been working with Apple over the last couple of months to deliver a fantastic Bing offering for Safari, including some awesome HTML5 work for Safari on iPhone, and we hope you will be pleased with the results," Mehdi said.

Mehdi also hinted at an update for the existing Bing iPhone application. The update will include "even more great features very soon", according to Mehdi. "Needless to say, we are excited that Bing will be included as an option in Safari because it will make it easier for you to search and get the benefits of Bing". Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced that Bing would be included as a search option during his WWDC keynote earlier today. "Microsoft has done a really nice job on this, it’s an HTML5 presentation, it’s great" said Jobs.

Bing will be included as one of the search engine choices within Safari on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and within the Safari browser on the Mac and PC.

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Bioran23 said,
The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

Google's the one they're both fighting against now.

No Microsoft Bashing BS at the WWDC 2010. Good Sign. Good Direction. Apple is now Mobile Phone Company now. They completely lost the Mac vs PC - OSX vs Windows 7.

satus said,
No Microsoft Bashing BS at the WWDC 2010. Good Sign. Good Direction. Apple is now Mobile Phone Company now. They completely lost the Mac vs PC - OSX vs Windows 7.

Or Apple realise that it isn't a 'winner takes all' - there is nothing bad about having a niche that is profitable and growing at 39%. I too would like a failing business if it means growing at 39% per year!

Btw, there is no Windows 7 versus Mac OS X war - the only people believing that are rabid fanboys. Use what you need to use and who gives a crap about marketshare.

rawr_boy81 said,

Btw, there is no Windows 7 versus Mac OS X war - the only people believing that are rabid fanboys. Use what you need to use and who gives a crap about marketshare.

+1
Though both companies have used that as marketing (especially Apple). But they're business models are completely different. Microsoft is a software company and Apple is a hardware company. Its about time that the fanboys realize that. And I typed this on my MacBook Pro before anyone tries to say I'm a Windows fanboy.

ObiWanToby said,
Apple driving Microsoft in the web. What HTML5 features are being used? Geolocation?

Too bad Microsoft limits Safari on Windows for http://www.outlook.com There is no reason to do so.

How does it limit? does it go to the old version rather than the one that is laid out like Outlook? I've never tried it but I assumed they would look the same regardless of whether it is running on Windows or Mac.