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January 30, 2006

Google finds an ally at Dell

Posted by David Hunter at 9:16 PM ET.

Ben Charny at eWeek says Dude, You’re Getting a Google :

Computer maker Dell said Jan. 30 it has quietly begun testing a new partnership with Internet search provider Google.

For now, some Dell laptops and desktop computers are sold with two Google Inc. search features pre-installed, a Dell spokesman said.

Dell is also putting the paces to a Google-powered Web site that appears to be a hybrid of Dell’s online store and Google’s personalized Web site.

By partnering with Round Rock, Texas-based Dell, Google has found a partner to help it chip away at Microsoft’s dominance of the personal computer desktop software market.

Dell and Google aren’t talking but there’s more speculation by following the link.

Filed under Coopetition, Dell, Google

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One Response to “Google finds an ally at Dell”

  1. Microsoft News Tracker » Dell testing preinstalled Google software package Says:

    [...] Confirming the rumor from January, Eric Auchard has the story for Reuters: Dell Inc. and Google Inc. confirmed on Tuesday they are testing a pre-installed package of Google software on Dell computers, in a potential blow to Microsoft Corp.’s dominance of desktop software. [...]

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