Yahoo is the default search engine in Firefox American version




Who will install the US version of Firefox, soon to be default search engine like Yahoo. Mozilla has announced. The agreement between Mozilla and Google for that search engine as the default is not renewed.

Mozilla and Google had an agreement which ensured that Google was the default search engine in Firefox, in exchange for a large sum of money which provided the bulk of the Mozilla budget since 2004. That agreement is not renewed, has announced Mozilla. Instead, Mozilla has a contract with rival Yahoo closed. As a result, Yahoo in the US English version of Firefox is the default choice. In the Russian version, the local search engine Yandex soon be the standard; in the Chinese version remains that Baidu.

It is unknown what Yahoo pay as part of the deal. Mozilla ensures that users can continue to choose other search engines, including Google, but also Bing and DuckDuckGo. It is still unclear what the default search engine in other languages ​​than US English, Chinese and Russian is.

Mozilla hint that the organization itself has chosen not to renew the agreement with Google. “Each of the partnership options that we had provided better financial conditions,” writes Mozilla. However, the organization writes that she wanted the search engine deal ‘in line with the value we attach to choice and independence. ”

The search deal valid for five years, and also means that Yahoo promises to abide by the do not track standard. This ensures that advertisers do not follow through Internet advertisements; websites themselves must opt ​​to work with it on. In addition, Yahoo gets a new look for Firefox users, together with Mozilla is designed.


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