What's Behind Mozilla's Bet on Yahoo?
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The Google-Mozilla partnership was last renewed in 2011 and was set to renew again by the end of this year.
While considering the Google deal renewal, Mozilla also considered other strategic options, including a deal with Yahoo. Full details on the new Yahoo deal are not being publicly revealed. What is known is that Yahoo will be the default search engine for Firefox users in the United States. The Yandex search engine is set to become the default search engine for Firefox users in Russia, and Baidu will become the default search engine for Firefox users in China.
A Yahoo spokesperson told eWEEK that the partnership with Mozilla is a revenue-sharing agreement and includes certain guarantees. Beyond that, the terms of the deal are confidential. Along with Mozilla leveraging Yahoo as its default search provider, the agreement provides a framework for exploring future product integrations, the spokesperson noted.