Currently, Google is set as the default search on Apple's mobile devices, but users can change it to either Yahoo or Microsoft's Bing by adjusting certain device settings.
Mayer aims to change that. A number of Yahoo insiders I have talked to said her plan to pitch Apple on the idea as its marquee mobile search partner is far along.
—By Kara Swisher, Re/code.net.
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