Google and Dell Get Cozy

By Deane Barker on May 27, 2006

Dell to put Google on all new PCs: I think Google is going to become the new Microsoft.

[…] that the arrangement [means] that the Google’s search toolbar would appear on the screens of all new Dell systems and that Dell users would be directed to a Web page branded by the two companies.

[…] The terms were not released, but many analysts assume that Google paid Dell an upfront sum. If that is the case, said Safa Rashtchy, an analyst with Piper Jaffray, it would be the beginning of a era in which Google is starting to spend money in order to keep growing.