ARI SHAPIRO, host:
Now to some technology news. Microsoft has scored a victory against its competitor Google. The two companies had been vying to become the default Internet search provider for Verizon's mobile phones. Early reports said Google was in the lead to seal the deal, but the winner is Microsoft. Verizon made the announcement yesterday. Microsoft announced it also reached a similar search engine agreement with Dell Computer. Both deals boost Microsoft's position in the competitive world of search engines and advertising.
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