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Mozilla Ends Partnership with Google; Announces a Five-Year Deal with Yahoo


On Thursday, Mozilla Corporation, maker of Firefox browser has signed a five-year strategic partnership with Yahoo that makes Yahoo the default search experience for Firefox in the United States on mobile and desktop. The new deal ends a 10 year long partnership between Mozilla and Google this month.

The deal between two companies will start in December and financial details are still undisclosed.

Under this partnership, Yahoo will also support Do Not Track (DNT) in Firefox and Google, Bing, DuckDuckGo, eBay, Amazon, Twitter and Wikipedia will continue to be built-in as alternate search options.


Mozilla also posted screenshots of what Firefox users will see if they use the new default search experience:

Mozilla-Yahoo partnership


The announcement also mentions, that the two companies will be exploring more integrations together and take them to global markets.

Commented on the new partnership, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer said, “This partnership helps to expand our reach in search and also gives us an opportunity to work closely with Mozilla to find ways to innovate more broadly in search, communications, and digital content.”

“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,” said Chris Beard, Mozilla CEO.

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

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