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.
- 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.
- 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