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Microsoft Office ProPlus to switch Chrome search to Bing, and people are pissed – Source CNET Computer News

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Microsoft has triggered anger by announcing that an upcoming version of Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus will change Chrome users’ default search engine to the company’s own Bing. The change — which in less generous terms is called “search hijacking” — will start reaching Chrome users in February and will eventually show up in the Firefox browser, too.

The change is part of a new Microsoft effort to use Bing to deliver company-focused information within search results, touting the idea as a reason to use its freshly overhauled Edge web browser. With the search technology, you can find relevant documents, locate coworkers on campus maps and figure out your…

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