from the should-name-a-search-engine:-"Sir Ch" dept.
Mozilla announced a change to their strategy for Firefox search partnerships. They are ending the practice of having a single global default search provider. Instead, the default search provider would be determined by location in the following ways:
- United States: Yahoo (new five year deal), who would support the Do Not Track setting in Firefox
- Russia: Yandex
- China: Baidu
Google - together with Bing, DuckDuckGo, and other (depending on location) will continue to be a pre-installed search option. While not a default search provider, Google is not fully out - they will continue to power the Safe Browsing and Geolocation features of Firefox.