On Monday we announced a search distribution deal with Sun Microsystems. Now, when U.S.-based Internet Explorer users download the JavaTM Runtime Environment (JRETM), they’re offered the MSN Toolbar. Like our partnerships with HP and Facebook, this agreement is another example of our strategy for gaining traction in the search market.
When Internet Explorer users downloading Sun’s JRE opt to download the MSN Toolbar, they’ll have one-click access to Live Search features, as well as to news, entertainment, sports, and more from the MSN network. They’ll also have direct access to Windows Live Hotmail and Windows Live Messenger.
With more than 6.5 million Java software developers around the globe, Java is one of the most widely available and popular software platforms. It’s already present on 91% of Internet-connected PCs worldwide. The Java Runtime Environment is one of the highest-volume consumer downloads on the Web, with tens of millions of downloads each month from http://java.com/.
We’re excited about this partnership…..download it, and tell us what you think!
Angus Norton, Senior Director, Live Search