Google Reveals Apple Rejected Bing As Default Search Engine Over Quality Concerns

By Thea Felicity

Feb 26, 2024 11:20 AM EST

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Microsoft Bing search engine in pictured on a monitor in the Bing Experience Lounge during an event introducing a new AI-powered Microsoft Bing and Edge at Microsoft in Redmond, Washington on February 7, 2023. - Microsoft's long-struggling Bing search engine will integrate the powerful capabilities of language-based artificial intelligence, CEO Satya Nadella said, declaring what he called a new era for online search.

Google's recent revelation has stirred the pot for millions of Microsoft users, suggesting a compelling reason to consider switching platforms, as highlighted by an unexpected disclosure.

As detailed by Forbes, the ongoing "Browser War" between Google and Microsoft takes another intriguing turn, notably fueled by a complaint raised against Microsoft for allegedly favoring Edge over Chrome to Windows users. 

Sponsored by Mozilla, an independent report also suggested instances where Microsoft defaulted to Bing over Google search, raising questions about fair competition and user choice. 

However, Google's unsealed court documents for its antitrust case with the US Department of Justice shed new light on the dynamics, asserting that exclusive search agreements worth over $20 billion annually with iOS and Android could foster a monopoly in online search. 

Google's response pivots attention to Apple, citing that Microsoft attempted to pitch Bing to Apple numerous times, but each proposal was turned down due to quality concerns. 

This development may need to be revised for the millions of Bing users, prompting reflections on search engine quality and market dominance.

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Why Microsoft Bing Faces Quality Concerns

Undoubtedly, there has been an evolving landscape of search technology and the emergence of AI-driven solutions like OpenAI's ChatGPT and Google's Gemini. As tech giants like Microsoft catch up, the industry faces transformative shifts. 

While the future of search remains uncertain, considerations about its structure, user experience, and the influence of AI loom large. Just recently, VCPost reported that Google's Gemini AI Image Generation faced backlash for inaccuracy.

As Microsoft and Google champion AI-powered search advancements, the trajectory of the search industry hinges on widespread acceptance and technological evolution. 

The coming months promise to unveil the extent to which AI will redefine search, potentially reshaping how information is retrieved and navigated in the digital realm. 

Amidst these developments, the stage is set for an intriguing period of innovation and adaptation in the search ecosystem, meaning Microsoft will have to innovate once more.

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