Apple’s done a very nice job that allows people to monetize and commercialize their intellectual property,
Steve Ballmer’s remarks about the App Store are taken by some as a sign that a rumored Apple switch to Bing as the default search engine may be getting closer to a reality.
I’m not buying it.
There’s little for Apple to gain by making this move, and, in terms of perception, a lot to lose. I suspect that Bing, and perhaps others, will be made available as choices, but I don’t see Apple making the switch from Google as the default.
As for the remarks, Microsoft has repeatedly praised Apple in the past for any strategies they begin to copy (see iPod and, more recently, iPhone).
By the way, if Apple did switch to Bing it wouldn’t bother me; Google is not the default search engine on any of my browsers anyway.