2005. Firefox 60 million daily users in 2008. Google finances 85% of Firefox in exchange for having its search engine embedded in the browser In 2008, partnership deal with Apple to have the Google search engine appear by default on Iphones (13 million devices sold by october 2008). Partnerships with manufacturers allow the search engine to be guaranteed to in a prime position. 2006.The Google Toolbar is part of the web navigator which makes Google the default search engine. Adobe installs it as part of a package with Shockwave (2006). http://www.slideshare.net/misteroo/all-about-google-presentation
In 2005 Google announced a partnership with NASA Ames Research Center to build up 1,000,000 square feet (93,000m2) of offices and work on research projects involving large-scale data management, nanotechnology, distributed computing, and the entrepreneurial space industry. Google also entered into a partnership with Sun Microsystems in October to help share and distribute each other's technologies.The company entered into a partnership with AOL of Time Warner, to enhance each other's video search services. In 2006, Google and Fox Interactive Media of News Corp entered into a $900 million agreement to provide search and advertising on the popular social networking site, MySpace. Google has developed a partnership with GeoEye to launch a satellite providing Google with high-resolution (0.41 m monochrome, 1.65 m color) imagery for Google Earth. The satellite was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base on 6 September 2008. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google
June 5, 2003 - Google and Lycos Europe today announced an agreement whereby Google will provide relevant content-targeted ads to the member pages of Europe's largest homepage building community, Lycos Tripod. This agreement extends the reach for Google advertisers to a potential of four million member pages of Lycos Tripod, while enabling Lycos Europe to generate revenue from one of its largest community products. Google's content-targeted advertising service will begin in the UK and Germany immediately, and will be introduced in France in July and in Denmark, Italy, Netherlands, Spain and Sweden in August. This partnership will leverage Google's content-targeted advertising to provide relevant text-based ads to users of member pages of Lycos Tripod. The relevancy of the ads is a high priority for both partners. The personal homepages of Lycos Tripod members offer a wide range of topics for Google's advertisers such as arts, business, hobbies, travelling, games and others. These pages generate approximately 450 million to 500 million page views per month. http://www.google.com/press/pressrel/lycos_de.html
May 25, 2006 Google confirmed deal that will bundle some of its software on Dell Inc.'s personal computers, providing the online search engine leader with another potentially potent weapon in its fierce rivalry with Microsoft Corp. The partnership means potentially millions of Dell computers will leave the factories with Google software already installed, an advantage that could widen the usage of the products and provide another boost to Google's already rapidly growing profits. http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=203954
Thursday, 13 July 2006 Google, whose recently acquired online word processor, Writely, will support the Open Document Format (ODF) has joined the Open Document Alliance. The move follows Microsoft's announcement of support for ODF with the release of a range of plug-in translators for use with Office applications and is the latest development reflecting the growing momentum of ODF. The Open Document Alliance was launched on 3 March 2006 with more than 35 initial members from a wide range of countries around the world to promote and advance the use of Open Document Format (ODF). It has since grown to 240 members, and its document format has been accepted by the ISO as an international standard....
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