In a statement, Adobe said it had begun distributing Google search software with new downloads of Adobe's Macromedia Shockwave multimedia playback software, which allows users to view interactive Web programming such as games, entertainment, business presentations, and advertisements via a Web browser.
This and similar recent deals to pre-install Google software marks a change of course for the icon of Web search, which historically has incurred little upfront cost to attract customers to its services. Instead, it has shared a portion of advertising revenue with partners who drive traffic its way.
Adobe to distribute Google Toolbar
Posted on Friday, June 23 2006 @ 10:50 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck