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Thursday December 07, 2017

Mozilla, Yahoo Sue Each Other over Firefox’s Default Search

Mozilla and Yahoo had struck a deal making Yahoo the default search engine in Firefox through 2019, but Firefox has reneged on the agreement, opting for Google instead. Yahoo's parent company Oath has filed a complaint, alleging the agreement has been terminated incorrectly, but Mozilla is counter-suing: the contract was actually worded so they could back out of it.

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Immediately following Yahoo’s acquisition, we undertook a lengthy, multi-month process to seek assurances from Yahoo and its acquirers with respect to those factors. When it became clear that continuing to use Yahoo as our default search provider would have a negative impact on all of the above, we exercised our contractual right to terminate the agreement and entered into an agreement with another provider.

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