Yahoo Japan just signed a deal to use Google’s search engine rather than Microsoft’s Bing.
Daniel Alegre, vice president of Google’s Asia Pacific and Japan operations, said in a post on Google Japan blog,
“Yahoo Japan will use Google search results and Google’s technology for supplying the accompanying search ads. With such partnerships, revenue from the search ads is shared between the Web site and the company that supplies the ads, in this case Yahoo Japan and Google, respectively.”
Of course Yahoo Japan is a complete separate company from Yahoo, and Yahoo isn’t even the largest shareholder in the company, that honor goes to Softbank.
Still quite an embarrassment for Microsoft which of course inked a deal with Yahoo to supply its search results sometimes this year.