If you are visiting any Yahoo property from Opera, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Yandex browser, you should clearly see a prompt at the top-right corner of your browser window “Upgrade to the new Firefox.” The message, along with a Firefox logo, has begun appearing for some users in the purple band along the top of Yahoo!‘s portal pages.
Yahoo recently signed an agreement with Mozilla, Firefox became the user’s default search provider , means accommodating the recommendations of the United States and to download Firefox users can browser’s built- in search box, enter your search term and see Yahoo search results . You can refer to its blog.
This opportunity was at first given to Google , Mozilla signed it with a 10-year exclusive agreement allowing the default search results for Firefox users worldwide . The move by Yahoo will let as many people upgrade to the new Firefox, which is neatly designed with Yahoo’s search. The three year contract between Google and Mozilla will expire next month and is reportedly worth $ 1 billion.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Mozilla. Mozilla is an inspirational industry leader who puts users first and focuses on building forward-leaning, compelling experiences. We’re so proud that they’ve chosen us as their long-term partner in search, and I can’t wait to see what innovations we build together,” said Marissa Mayer, Yahoo CEO. “At Yahoo, we believe deeply in search – it’s an area of investment, opportunity and growth for us. This partnership helps to expand our reach in search and also gives us an opportunity to work closely with Mozilla to find ways to innovate more broadly in search, communications, and digital content.”
It’s still too early to know whether the Yahoo/Mozilla deal made any difference in terms of market share for either of the two organizations, but chances are we’ll see at least a small uptick in Yahoo’s numbers come January.