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Title    After 10 Years with Google, Firefox Switches to Yahoo
Date    Saturday November 22 2014, @08:32PM
Author    janrinok
Topic   
from the follow-the-money dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=14/11/22/0816202

dlb writes:

Chris Beard, CEO of the Mozilla Corporation, announced in his blog Wednesday, 11 November 2014, that they were ending their 10-year relationship with Google. As of December, they begin a five-year "strategic partnership" with Yahoo.

For those wondering why the switch, The Verge has an interesting take on it:

In tech, little things can have big consequences — in this case, a tiny search bar. Last night, Firefox made a surprising announcement: after 10 years with Google as its default search engine, it would be handing the tiny search bar over to Yahoo. On the face of it, it's a strange move. If you're looking for almost anything on the internet, Google is a much better way to find it than Yahoo is. But that small search bar isn't just a feature, it's a business. And it’s a business that reveals how Mozilla and Google could increasingly be at odds with each other.

[We touched on this in a recent story about Firefox's expanding search options, but this aspect seems significant enough to merit specific attention. -LaminatorX]

Links

  1. "dlb" - https://soylentnews.org/~dlb/
  2. "Chris Beard" - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Beard_(executive)
  3. "The Verge" - http://www.theverge.com/2014/11/20/7254085/why-mozilla-is-scared-of-google

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