Monday, September 17, 2007

Sprint To Use Microsoft’s Search On Its Service

By Rafat Ali - Mon 17 Sep 2007 08:03 PM PST
Sprint (NYSe: S) Nextel will offer a new Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) online and local business search app on its phones using location based technology and voice recognition, allowing users to find local businesses by speaking into a handset. The service is based on the speech technology and voice database Microsoft acquired when it bought Tellme Networks this year for about $800 million, reports Reuters.
Sprint customers will find a new Windows Live search bar on their menu page when they access the Web. It will let users search the Internet, local businesses and Sprint’s own network at is a free service, which is a nice change. This launch expands on a deal Sprint did with Microsoft last year.

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