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Firefox ditched Google, Yahoo is new default search engine!

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#1 R@6271M3



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Posted 20 November 2014 - 10:06 PM



Mozilla made a partnership with Google years ago that made Google the default search engine in Firefox. It was the main source of revenue for Mozilla. Now Mozilla has partnered with Yahoo, which will be its default search engine in the US for the next 5 years. Mozilla is adopting a more local and flexible approach with its search engine partnerships.


United States

  • Under a new five-year strategic partnership announced today, Yahoo Search will become the default search experience for Firefox in the U.S.
  • Starting in December, Firefox users will be introduced to a new enhanced Yahoo Search experience that features a clean, modern interface that brings the best of the Web front and center.
  • Under this partnership, Yahoo will also support Do Not Track (DNT) in Firefox.
  • Google, Bing, DuckDuckGo, eBay, Amazon, Twitter and Wikipedia will continue to be built-in as alternate search options.

All Countries

  • Firefox will now have more choice in search provider, with 61 search providers pre-installed in Firefox across 88 different language versions
  • Google will continue to be a pre-installed search option.
  • Google will also continue to power the Safe Browsing and Geolocation features of Firefox.

Source: Mozilla Blog

#2 hb860


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Posted 22 November 2014 - 07:58 PM

For Russia, they will use Yandex, which is crap, promotes fake home pages and weird apps. For me, this change is very bad.

#3 KamZay



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Posted 24 November 2014 - 07:10 PM

OMG, Yahoo is still alive?!!!

#4 yanike


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Posted 26 November 2014 - 06:19 PM

OMG, Yahoo is still alive?!!!


Yahoo is worth $40 billion. Hope that answers your question.

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