Microsoft's investment in putting its Bing search and maps in BlackBerry mobile devices by the fall holiday season pits RIM and Microsoft against Google in a massive scramble for mobile search customers.
Bing will become the default search provider in BlackBerry browsers and maps, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said during a keynote appearance at BlackBerry World.
The Factiva search engine is designed to help workers be more productive by narrowing the scope of the online search to relevant business information.
Bing captured about 30 percent of the search market in March, while Google's share declined, going from nearly 67 percent to 64 percent.
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YouTube may be the reigning king of online video, but Microsoft, very quietly, has jumped to the number 2 spot in online video watching, leaping from number 7 to number 2 in a single month. It's now ahead of many rivals, including Hulu, Yahoo, Turner, AOL, and others.
Tweet that tied Microsoft contributions for Japan earthquake relief to number of retweets causes uproar.
Microsoft uses Japanese disaster to boost Bing via Twitter.