I haven't seen this mentioned here yet. It looks like HP is going to be preloading Microsoft Live Search toolbars on their PCs soon. The toolbar is then going to notify them to go to Live Search.

It will be interesting to see exactly what the toolbar is going to do. I can't imagine that it is going to be good for affiliate sales. Especially affiliates who rely on traffic from people searching Google.


"Under the terms of that deal, HP will preset Live Search as the default search engine on PCs shipped in the U.S. and Canada starting in January. The PC maker will also install a special Web browser toolbar, demonstrated Thursday, that can tell when Web shoppers are searching on Google for certain products, then lure them to Live Search for a rebate."