Apple may fully abandon Google in favor of Bing or Yahoo search in Safari71
The Information notes that the latest deal to use Google as the default search engine in Safari is set to expire in 2015; and, Microsoft and Yahoo have each been reaching out to Apple about becoming the new default for Safari. Supposedly, both companies have already made pitches to Apple's senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, Eddy Cue, about becoming the default search engine for Safari.A new report from
Based on history, it appears as though Microsoft may have a bit of an advantage, because it has already made deals with Apple to get Bing to be the search engine for Siri as well as Spotlight. Of course, it should also be noted that it is possible for Apple to continue using Google search as the default in Safari. Just because the deal is expiring and others want to take over the services doesn't mean it will happen. Although, this would be another pretty big hit to Google after Firefox also recently decided to replace Google search as the default in its browser.