If you remember, a few days ago we have seen Mozilla announced its all-new Firefox Quantum browser. Mozilla announced a deal with Yahoo to make it the default search engine for users in the U.S. However, Mozilla now closed the deal which was valid for five years.
Firefox Ditches Yahoo for Google as Default Search Provider
If you remember, a few days ago we have seen Mozilla announced its all-new Firefox Quantum browser. Well, the browser is available in beta version, but it is the most important update of Mozilla in years, bringing new interface and lower hardware consumption.
To recall, Mozilla announced a deal with Yahoo to make it the default search engine for users in the U.S. However, Mozilla now closed the deal which was valid for five years.
Mozilla’s Chief Business and Legal Officer Denelle Dixon said Techcrunch “We exercised our contractual right to terminate our agreement with Yahoo! based on a number of factors including doing what’s best for our brand, our effort to provide quality web search, and the broader content experience for our users. We believe there are opportunities to work with Oath and Verizon outside of search,”
He also said “As part of our focus on user experience and performance in Firefox Quantum, Google will also become our new default search provider in the United States, Canada, Hong Kong and Taiwan. With over 60 search providers pre-installed as defaults or secondary options across more than 90 language versions, Firefox has more choice in search providers than any other browser.”
The news is essential because search engine deals have always been Firefox’s biggest revenue stream. In 2014, the last year of the Google Deal, that agreement brought around $323 million of foundation’s $330 million in total revenue.
However, neither Mozilla nor Google had discussed the new financial details of this new deal. So, what do you think about this? Share your views in the comment box below.