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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

2014ChromeInternet ExplorerFirefoxSafariOpera
October60.4 %9.5 %23.4 %3.9 %1.6 %
September59.6 %9.9 %24.0 %3.6 %1.6 %
August60.1 %8.3 %24.7 %3.7 %1.8 %
July59.8 %8.5 %24.9 %3.5 %1.7 %
June59.3 %8.8 %25.1 %3.7 %1.8 %
May59.2 %8.9 %24.9 %3.8 %1.8 %
April58.4 %9.4 %25.0 %4.0 %1.8 %
March57.5 %9.7 %25.6 %3.9 %1.8 %
February56.4 %9.8 %26.4 %4.0 %1.9 %
January55.7 %10.2 %26.9 %3.9 %1.8 %
2013ChromeInternet ExplorerFirefoxSafariOpera
December55.8 %9.0 %26.8 %3.8 %1.9 %
November54.8 %10.5 %26.8 %4.0 %1.8 %
October54.1 %11.7 %27.2 %3.8 %1.7 %
September53.2 %12.1 %27.8 %3.9 %1.7 %
August52.9 %11.8 %28.2 %3.9 %1.8 %
July52.8 %11.8 %28.9 %3.6 %1.6 %
June52.1 %12.0 %28.9 %3.9 %1.7 %
May52.9 %12.6 %27.7 %4.0 %1.6 %
April52.7 %12.7 %27.9 %4.0 %1.7 %
March51.7 %13.0 %28.5 %4.1 %1.8 %
February50.0 %13.5 %29.6 %4.1 %1.8 %
January48.4 %14.3 %30.2 %4.2 %1.9 %
2012ChromeInternet ExplorerFirefoxSafariOpera
December46.9 %14.7 %31.1 %4.2 %2.1 %
November46.3 %15.1 %31.2 %4.4 %2.0 %
October44.9 %16.1 %31.8 %4.3 %2.0 %
September44.1 %16.4 %32.2 %4.2 %2.1 %
August43.7 %16.2 %32.8 %4.0 %2.2 %
July42.9 %16.3 %33.7 %3.9 %2.1 %
June41.7 %16.7 %34.4 %4.1 %2.2 %
May39.3 %18.1 %35.2 %4.3 %2.2 %
April38.3 %18.3 %35.8 %4.5 %2.3 %
March37.3 %18.9 %36.3 %4.4 %2.3 %
February36.3 %19.5 %37.1 %4.5 %2.3 %
January35.3 %20.1 %37.2 %4.3 %2.4 %
2011ChromeInternet ExplorerFirefoxSafariOpera
December34.6 %20.2 %37.7 %4.2 %2.5 %
November33.4 %21.2 %38.1 %4.2 %2.4 %
October32.3 %21.7 %38.7 %4.2 %2.4 %
September30.5 %22.9 %39.7 %4.0 %2.2 %
August30.3 %22.4 %40.6 %3.8 %2.3 %
July29.4 %22.0 %42.0 %3.6 %2.4 %
June27.9 %23.2 %42.2 %3.7 %2.4 %
May25.9 %24.9 %42.4 %4.0 %2.4 %
April25.6 %24.3 %42.9 %4.1 %2.6 %
March25.0 %25.8 %42.2 %4.0 %2.5 %
February24.1 %26.5 %42.4 %4.1 %2.5 %
January23.8 %26.6 %42.8 %4.0 %2.5 %
2010ChromeInternet ExplorerFirefoxSafariOpera
December22.4 %27.5 %43.5 %3.8 %2.2 %
November20.5 %28.6 %44.0 %4.0 %2.3 %
October19.2 %29.7 %44.1 %3.9 %2.2 %
September17.3 %31.1 %45.1 %3.7 %2.2 %
August17.0 %30.7 %45.8 %3.5 %2.3 %
July16.7 %30.4 %46.4 %3.4 %2.3 %
June15.9 %31.0 %46.6 %3.6 %2.1 %
May14.5 %32.2 %46.9 %3.5 %2.2 %
April13.6 %33.4 %46.4 %3.7 %2.2 %
March12.3 %34.9 %46.2 %3.7 %2.2 %
February11.6 %35.3 %46.5 %3.8 %2.1 %
January10.8 %36.2 %46.3 %3.7 %2.2 %
2009ChromeInternet ExplorerFirefoxSafariOpera
December9.8 %37.2 %46.4 %3.6 %2.3 %
November8.5 %37.7 %47.0 %3.8 %2.3 %
October8.0 %37.5 %47.5 %3.8 %2.3 %
September7.1 %39.6 %46.6 %3.6 %2.2 %
August7.0 %39.3 %47.4 %3.3 %2.1 %
July6.5 %39.4 %47.9 %3.3 %2.1 %
June6.0 %40.7 %47.3 %3.1 %2.1 %
May5.5 %41.0 %47.7 %3.0 %2.2 %
April4.9 %42.1 %47.1 %3.0 %2.2 %
March4.2 %43.3 %46.5 %3.1 %2.3 %
February4.0 %43.6 %46.4 %3.0 %2.2 %
January3.9 %44.8 %45.5 %3.0 %2.3 %
2008ChromeInternet ExplorerFirefoxSafariOpera
December3.6 %46.0 %44.4 %2.7 %2.4 %
November3.1 %47.0 %44.2 %2.7 %2.3 %
October3.0 %47.4 %44.0 %2.8 %2.2 %
September3.1 %49.0 %42.6 %2.7 %2.0 %
August51.0 %43.7 %2.6 %2.1 %
July52.4 %42.6 %2.5 %1.9 %
June54.2 %41.0 %2.6 %1.7 %
May54.4 %39.8 %2.4 %1.5 %
April54.8 %39.1 %2.2 %1.4 %
March53.9 %37.0 %2.1 %1.4 %
February54.7 %36.5 %2.0 %1.4 %
January54.7 %36.4 %1.9 %1.4 %
2007MozillaInternet ExplorerFirefoxSafariOpera
November1.2 %56.0 %36.3 %1.8 %1.6 %
September1.2 %57.2 %35.4 %1.6 %1.5 %
July1.4 %58.5 %34.5 %1.5 %1.9 %
May1.3 %58.9 %33.7 %1.5 %1.7 %
March1.3 %58.7 %31.8 %1.6 %1.6 %
January1.5 %58.6 %31.0 %1.7 %1.5 %
2006MozillaInternet ExplorerFirefoxNetscapeOpera
November2.5 %60.6 %29.9 %0.2 %1.5 %
September2.3 %62.1 %27.3 %0.4 %1.6 %
July2.3 %62.4 %25.5 %0.4 %1.4 %
May2.3 %63.0 %25.7 %0.3 %1.5 %
March2.4 %64.7 %24.5 %0.5 %1.5 %
January3.1 %66.0 %25.0 %0.5 %1.6 %
2005MozillaInternet ExplorerFirefoxNetscapeOpera
November2.8 %68.9 %23.6 %0.4 %1.5 %
September2.5 %75.5 %18.0 %0.4 %1.2 %
July2.6 %73.8 %19.8 %0.5 %1.2 %
May3.1 %71.6 %21.0 %0.7 %1.3 %
March3.3 %72.5 %18.9 %1.0 %1.9 %
January3.4 %74.5 %16.6 %1.1 %1.9 %
2004MozillaInternet ExplorerNetscapeOpera
November16.5 %76.2 %1.7 %1.6 %
September13.7 %79.0 %2.0 %1.7 %
July12.6 %80.4 %2.2 %1.6 %
May9.5 %81.9 %2.4 %1.6 %
March7.9 %82.8 %2.8 %1.4 %
January5.5 %84.7 %2.4 %1.5 %
2003MozillaInternet ExplorerNetscapeOpera
November7.2 %84.9 %2.6 %1.9 %
September6.2 %86.6 %2.7 %1.8 %
July5.7 %87.2 %2.7 %1.7 %
May4.6 %87.7 %3.3 %1.4 %
March4.2 %88.0 %3.4 %1.2 %
January4.0 %84.6 %4.0 %
2002AOLInternet ExplorerNetscape
November5.2 %83.4 %8.0 %
September4.5 %83.5 %8.0 %
July3.5 %84.5 %7.3 %
May2.8 %86.7 %7.3 %
March3.0 %86.1 %7.7 %
January2.8 %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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