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Yahoo to replace Google as default search engine on Firefox in the US

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Maybe another good news for Yahoo this year?

Yahoo will now replace Google as the default search engine on the Firefox browser but we’re told this is to happen only in the US for now.
Yahoo said it would launch a “clean, modern and immersive design” search engine for Firefox users starting in December.

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Google had since partnered with Mozilla over the last decade but I suspect with the Chrome being the most used browser in the world now, it’s only normal for Google not to continue with this partnership but again, this will continue outside the US as Google search bar is still the most appreciated outside the US.

Google accounts for about 67% of searches from US devices while the Microsoft comes a distant second at 20% and Yahoo about 10%. Firefox will also be directing searches to China’s Baidu and Russia’s Yandex.

“Our new search strategy doubles down on our commitment to make Firefox a browser for everyone, with more choice and opportunity for innovation,” said Mozilla chief executive Chris Beard.

 

See Below Browser statistics according to w3schools

2014 Chrome Internet Explorer Firefox Safari Opera
October 60.4 % 9.5 % 23.4 % 3.9 % 1.6 %
September 59.6 % 9.9 % 24.0 % 3.6 % 1.6 %
August 60.1 % 8.3 % 24.7 % 3.7 % 1.8 %
July 59.8 % 8.5 % 24.9 % 3.5 % 1.7 %
June 59.3 % 8.8 % 25.1 % 3.7 % 1.8 %
May 59.2 % 8.9 % 24.9 % 3.8 % 1.8 %
April 58.4 % 9.4 % 25.0 % 4.0 % 1.8 %
March 57.5 % 9.7 % 25.6 % 3.9 % 1.8 %
February 56.4 % 9.8 % 26.4 % 4.0 % 1.9 %
January 55.7 % 10.2 % 26.9 % 3.9 % 1.8 %
2013 Chrome Internet Explorer Firefox Safari Opera
December 55.8 % 9.0 % 26.8 % 3.8 % 1.9 %
November 54.8 % 10.5 % 26.8 % 4.0 % 1.8 %
October 54.1 % 11.7 % 27.2 % 3.8 % 1.7 %
September 53.2 % 12.1 % 27.8 % 3.9 % 1.7 %
August 52.9 % 11.8 % 28.2 % 3.9 % 1.8 %
July 52.8 % 11.8 % 28.9 % 3.6 % 1.6 %
June 52.1 % 12.0 % 28.9 % 3.9 % 1.7 %
May 52.9 % 12.6 % 27.7 % 4.0 % 1.6 %
April 52.7 % 12.7 % 27.9 % 4.0 % 1.7 %
March 51.7 % 13.0 % 28.5 % 4.1 % 1.8 %
February 50.0 % 13.5 % 29.6 % 4.1 % 1.8 %
January 48.4 % 14.3 % 30.2 % 4.2 % 1.9 %
2012 Chrome Internet Explorer Firefox Safari Opera
December 46.9 % 14.7 % 31.1 % 4.2 % 2.1 %
November 46.3 % 15.1 % 31.2 % 4.4 % 2.0 %
October 44.9 % 16.1 % 31.8 % 4.3 % 2.0 %
September 44.1 % 16.4 % 32.2 % 4.2 % 2.1 %
August 43.7 % 16.2 % 32.8 % 4.0 % 2.2 %
July 42.9 % 16.3 % 33.7 % 3.9 % 2.1 %
June 41.7 % 16.7 % 34.4 % 4.1 % 2.2 %
May 39.3 % 18.1 % 35.2 % 4.3 % 2.2 %
April 38.3 % 18.3 % 35.8 % 4.5 % 2.3 %
March 37.3 % 18.9 % 36.3 % 4.4 % 2.3 %
February 36.3 % 19.5 % 37.1 % 4.5 % 2.3 %
January 35.3 % 20.1 % 37.2 % 4.3 % 2.4 %
2011 Chrome Internet Explorer Firefox Safari Opera
December 34.6 % 20.2 % 37.7 % 4.2 % 2.5 %
November 33.4 % 21.2 % 38.1 % 4.2 % 2.4 %
October 32.3 % 21.7 % 38.7 % 4.2 % 2.4 %
September 30.5 % 22.9 % 39.7 % 4.0 % 2.2 %
August 30.3 % 22.4 % 40.6 % 3.8 % 2.3 %
July 29.4 % 22.0 % 42.0 % 3.6 % 2.4 %
June 27.9 % 23.2 % 42.2 % 3.7 % 2.4 %
May 25.9 % 24.9 % 42.4 % 4.0 % 2.4 %
April 25.6 % 24.3 % 42.9 % 4.1 % 2.6 %
March 25.0 % 25.8 % 42.2 % 4.0 % 2.5 %
February 24.1 % 26.5 % 42.4 % 4.1 % 2.5 %
January 23.8 % 26.6 % 42.8 % 4.0 % 2.5 %
2010 Chrome Internet Explorer Firefox Safari Opera
December 22.4 % 27.5 % 43.5 % 3.8 % 2.2 %
November 20.5 % 28.6 % 44.0 % 4.0 % 2.3 %
October 19.2 % 29.7 % 44.1 % 3.9 % 2.2 %
September 17.3 % 31.1 % 45.1 % 3.7 % 2.2 %
August 17.0 % 30.7 % 45.8 % 3.5 % 2.3 %
July 16.7 % 30.4 % 46.4 % 3.4 % 2.3 %
June 15.9 % 31.0 % 46.6 % 3.6 % 2.1 %
May 14.5 % 32.2 % 46.9 % 3.5 % 2.2 %
April 13.6 % 33.4 % 46.4 % 3.7 % 2.2 %
March 12.3 % 34.9 % 46.2 % 3.7 % 2.2 %
February 11.6 % 35.3 % 46.5 % 3.8 % 2.1 %
January 10.8 % 36.2 % 46.3 % 3.7 % 2.2 %
2009 Chrome Internet Explorer Firefox Safari Opera
December 9.8 % 37.2 % 46.4 % 3.6 % 2.3 %
November 8.5 % 37.7 % 47.0 % 3.8 % 2.3 %
October 8.0 % 37.5 % 47.5 % 3.8 % 2.3 %
September 7.1 % 39.6 % 46.6 % 3.6 % 2.2 %
August 7.0 % 39.3 % 47.4 % 3.3 % 2.1 %
July 6.5 % 39.4 % 47.9 % 3.3 % 2.1 %
June 6.0 % 40.7 % 47.3 % 3.1 % 2.1 %
May 5.5 % 41.0 % 47.7 % 3.0 % 2.2 %
April 4.9 % 42.1 % 47.1 % 3.0 % 2.2 %
March 4.2 % 43.3 % 46.5 % 3.1 % 2.3 %
February 4.0 % 43.6 % 46.4 % 3.0 % 2.2 %
January 3.9 % 44.8 % 45.5 % 3.0 % 2.3 %
2008 Chrome Internet Explorer Firefox Safari Opera
December 3.6 % 46.0 % 44.4 % 2.7 % 2.4 %
November 3.1 % 47.0 % 44.2 % 2.7 % 2.3 %
October 3.0 % 47.4 % 44.0 % 2.8 % 2.2 %
September 3.1 % 49.0 % 42.6 % 2.7 % 2.0 %
August 51.0 % 43.7 % 2.6 % 2.1 %
July 52.4 % 42.6 % 2.5 % 1.9 %
June 54.2 % 41.0 % 2.6 % 1.7 %
May 54.4 % 39.8 % 2.4 % 1.5 %
April 54.8 % 39.1 % 2.2 % 1.4 %
March 53.9 % 37.0 % 2.1 % 1.4 %
February 54.7 % 36.5 % 2.0 % 1.4 %
January 54.7 % 36.4 % 1.9 % 1.4 %
2007 Mozilla Internet Explorer Firefox Safari Opera
November 1.2 % 56.0 % 36.3 % 1.8 % 1.6 %
September 1.2 % 57.2 % 35.4 % 1.6 % 1.5 %
July 1.4 % 58.5 % 34.5 % 1.5 % 1.9 %
May 1.3 % 58.9 % 33.7 % 1.5 % 1.7 %
March 1.3 % 58.7 % 31.8 % 1.6 % 1.6 %
January 1.5 % 58.6 % 31.0 % 1.7 % 1.5 %
2006 Mozilla Internet Explorer Firefox Netscape Opera
November 2.5 % 60.6 % 29.9 % 0.2 % 1.5 %
September 2.3 % 62.1 % 27.3 % 0.4 % 1.6 %
July 2.3 % 62.4 % 25.5 % 0.4 % 1.4 %
May 2.3 % 63.0 % 25.7 % 0.3 % 1.5 %
March 2.4 % 64.7 % 24.5 % 0.5 % 1.5 %
January 3.1 % 66.0 % 25.0 % 0.5 % 1.6 %
2005 Mozilla Internet Explorer Firefox Netscape Opera
November 2.8 % 68.9 % 23.6 % 0.4 % 1.5 %
September 2.5 % 75.5 % 18.0 % 0.4 % 1.2 %
July 2.6 % 73.8 % 19.8 % 0.5 % 1.2 %
May 3.1 % 71.6 % 21.0 % 0.7 % 1.3 %
March 3.3 % 72.5 % 18.9 % 1.0 % 1.9 %
January 3.4 % 74.5 % 16.6 % 1.1 % 1.9 %
2004 Mozilla Internet Explorer Netscape Opera
November 16.5 % 76.2 % 1.7 % 1.6 %
September 13.7 % 79.0 % 2.0 % 1.7 %
July 12.6 % 80.4 % 2.2 % 1.6 %
May 9.5 % 81.9 % 2.4 % 1.6 %
March 7.9 % 82.8 % 2.8 % 1.4 %
January 5.5 % 84.7 % 2.4 % 1.5 %
2003 Mozilla Internet Explorer Netscape Opera
November 7.2 % 84.9 % 2.6 % 1.9 %
September 6.2 % 86.6 % 2.7 % 1.8 %
July 5.7 % 87.2 % 2.7 % 1.7 %
May 4.6 % 87.7 % 3.3 % 1.4 %
March 4.2 % 88.0 % 3.4 % 1.2 %
January 4.0 % 84.6 % 4.0 %
2002 AOL Internet Explorer Netscape
November 5.2 % 83.4 % 8.0 %
September 4.5 % 83.5 % 8.0 %
July 3.5 % 84.5 % 7.3 %
May 2.8 % 86.7 % 7.3 %
March 3.0 % 86.1 % 7.7 %
January 2.8 % 85.8 % 7.9 %

In 2012 alone, Mozilla was reported to have about 450 millions users across the world but we are told that number may have dropped in the past months.

It might interest you to know that globally, Google accounts for about 90% of the online search market.

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