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Google may strike big deal with Dell

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Tue Feb 07 2006, 13:34
DELL wants to strike a deal with Google to put its software on PCs when they ship, the Wall Street Journal reported.

And, the article said, Dell may pay Google as much as $1 billion to bundle the software over the next three years.

If the discussions succeed, it's an interesting follow on from the Dell UK wing, which bundles Firefox with new computers.

What sort of software? The tea leaves don't say.

And in another report in the Wall Street Journal, Google will provide IM services from Gmail, its free email client. That will be called Gmail Chat. It already has an instant messaging offering called Google Talk. µ


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