We've been seeing a lot headlines that circle around web searching providers that work hand in hand with carriers and manufacturers. Most recently, we've heard how AT&T decided to partner up with Yahoo
as its default search engine used on its Motorola BACKFLIP Android powered phone. There seems to be a power struggle going around between the three big competitors in this arena – Yahoo, Google, and Microsoft all vying for a piece of the action. T-Mobile has just announced ending their year old exclusive deal with Yahoo and is now favoring Google instead. As it stands right now, Microsoft is teaming up with Verizon, Yahoo with AT&T, and Google getting a big chunk of the share by partnering up with both T-Mobile and Sprint. Although you will no longer see Yahoo as the default searching provider on T-Mobile's handsets, they'll still continue to work with the carrier on other content services like Yahoo Mail, Messenger, News, Sports, Finance, and Flickr. Looking outside the US, Yahoo will still work closely with T-Mobile in Europe and its more than 80 carrier partners around the planet. Google though now clearly has a dominant face among the domestic market and it seems it'll stay like that as long as their deal holds up.