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Yahoo replaces Google as default US Firefox search engine

India TV News Desk 20 Nov 2014, 12:25:21 PM IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi: Tech giant Yahoo will now replace Google as the default search engine on Firefox's internet browsers in the US.

Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer called the five-year deal with Firefox "the most significant partnership for Yahoo in five years" which will help the company boost its marketshare.

Market leader Google accounts for 67 per cent of searches from US desktop computers. That compares to about 20% for Microsoft and 10% for Yahoo, according to research firm comScore.

Yahoo said it would launch a "clean, modern and immersive design" search engine for Firefox users starting in December.

That compares to about 20% for Microsoft and 10% for Yahoo, according to research firm comScore.

Firefox users in the US will be automatically directed to search results on Yahoo's website when they enter a subject into the small box that appears at the top of the browser.

Globally, Google accounts for about 90% of the online search market.