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Mozilla puts an end to its ten year relationship with Google and joined hands with Yahoo. Yahoo will be the new default search engine for the Firefox browser of mobile devices as well as PC.
Google has provided its services for Firefox browsers since 2004. However, this year Firefox planned to select a different provider for its customers. Therefore, the company has signed an agreement with Yahoo for a long time period of five years. The Firefox search engine will perform another bid after five years. Nonetheless, the company has not disclosed the basic terms and condition of the deal.
Nevertheless, Firefox users can still opt for a search engine of their own choice.
Unfortunately, Google Chrome rules almost 90 percent of the U.S markets. Therefore, it would be really tough job for Firefox to beat Chrome in that particular country.
According to a recent report by StatCounter, Firefox has merely 10 percent of browsers on desktop computers of the Unites States. On the other hand, Google Chrome controls more than 33 percent of the tablets and smart phones.
Marisa Mayer, the CEO of Yahoo stated that it is certainly an important partnership deal for the company. Yahoo considers search as an arena of investment and opportunities.
Moreover, the firm intends to direct its FireFox to Baidu search engine in China and Yandex in Russia.