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    myke
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    microsoft sign deal with HP

    Post by myke on Tue Jun 03, 2008 5:14 pm

    .... Microsoft signed a deal to embed a Live Search toolbar on all Hewlett-Packard consumer PCs in North America starting next year. In addition, Live Search will be the default search engine on browsers on the computers, the companies said. Both features will be included in HP PCs in January 2009. While the deal could boost use of Microsoft’s search platform, it could also boost support of Silverlight, Microsoft’s new browser plug-in and development runtime for adding multimedia to Web applications. That’s because the Live Search toolbar will be built using Silverlight, meaning that the browser plug-in, which is required to view multimedia content built with the tool, will come with the computers.

    Microsoft is concurrently trying to improve the distribution of Silverlight by building some of its own Web pages with the technology and requiring visitors to download the browser plug-in to view the Web pages. The toolbar will also include buttons that HP will be able to customize to direct computer users to Web sites such as Snapfish, HP’s online photo-sharing and printing service, and HP customer service. Microsoft called the agreement the most significant distribution deal for Live Search that the company has done. HP is the world’s largest PC manufacturer, the companies said. They did not mention whether the agreement might be extended outside of North America.
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    owell, guess what, if its on the go in america, then the UK will be next in line.
    but dont worry.... its just good ole micro$oft trying to take over summit else. nuthin new there then Razz
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    Re: microsoft sign deal with HP

    Post by Bretteo on Tue Jun 03, 2008 7:13 pm

    "by building some of its own Web pages with the technology and requiring visitors to download the browser plug-in to view the Web pages."


    Thats bloody cheeky lol! god dang microsoft

    Nice one mikey-d Very Happy
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    Re: microsoft sign deal with HP

    Post by clmmlv on Fri Jun 13, 2008 1:43 am

    I like them both..

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