Firefox Drops Google in Favour of Yahoo
Ashley Allen / 3 years ago
Mozilla’s Firefox browser has abandoned Google as its search engine of choice and signed a five-year partnership deal with Yahoo. As of next month, both mobile and desktop versions Firefox will default to Yahoo Search, promising “a new search experience,” according to the Mozilla blog.
In a statement, Chris Beard, CEO of Mozilla, said, “We are excited to partner with Yahoo to bring a new, re-imagined Yahoo search experience to Firefox users in the U.S. featuring the best of the Web, and to explore new innovative search and content experiences together.” Firefox have had a similar agreement in place with Google – which provided 88% of Mozilla’s income in 2012 – since 2004, but the deal came to an end this year. Google will remain an optional search engine in Firefox, should users wish to change the default settings.