Author Topic: EEA Alt Search Engines can bid to be an Android user's default search choice  (Read 136 times)

BoL

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https://www.android.com/choicescreen/

Not quite sure whether this will apply to the UK

littleman

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Seems odd to me that a device developed by Google would auction off the default to the competition.  I don't get how this model will even come close to rivaling ad revenue.

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Search Engine Ecosia's response to Google auctioning off search engine choices in Android Setup:
https://blog.ecosia.org/google-android-choice-screen-auction-eu-ecosia/

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>I don't get how this model will even come close to rivaling ad revenue.

Methinks G is betting that the user will eventually abandon the new default selection and return to the Borg.