Google and Verizon are near a deal that would make Google the default search provider on Verizon devices, The Wall Street Journal reported. Google would get a share of ad revenue. Both sides hope to complete the agreement within a few weeks, The Journal said. (Reuters) The pending deal, following a year of talks, is the latest sign that telecoms are realizing that their own search services are inadequate. (MarketWatch)
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