Apple to Team Up With Yahoo to Bring More Features to Siri: Apple and Yahoo are reportedly in talks to bring deeper integration of Yahoo’s services such as sports, news and finance to iOS and Siri.
According to a report from TheNextWeb (via The Wall Street Journal), Apple and Yahoo are reportedly in talks to bring deeper integration of Yahoo’s services such as sports, news and finance to iOS and Siri in particular.
Over the last few years Apple has removed Google’s services such as Maps and YouTube as default options on iOS.
Google’s Android operating system has been a thorn in Apple’s side, souring the relationship between the two companies. Yahoo on the other hand, does not have a competing operating system and would appear to be a better candidate for this sort of partnership going forward.
However, Google search remains the default search engine. Perhaps Apple is looking to change this in the near future.
The reason Google search remains on as default is largely due Apple SVP Eddy Cue is apparently unwilling to compromise on search result quality, according to the report. Despite the strained relationship between the two companies.