Verizon will force customers to self-install Google The rumor mill says Microsoft has offered to pay twice what Google offered to take over as Verizon's default search engine on phones. I'll let Henry Blodget do the business analysis here ("MSFT will really take a bath on this one"). As a Verizon loyalist, my reaction is slow-burning rage. They're going to pocket a billion bucks and make me reconfigure my phone. Amazing what you can do if you truly hate your customers. (Photo by AP/Virginia Mayo)