SUNNYVALE, Calif. & MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Yahoo Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO) and Mozilla Corporation today announced a
strategic five-year partnership that makes Yahoo the default search
experience for Firefox in the United States on mobile and desktop. The
agreement also provides a framework for exploring future product
integrations and distribution opportunities to other markets.
The deal represents the most significant partnership for Yahoo in five
years. As part of this partnership, Yahoo will introduce an enhanced
search experience for U.S. Firefox users which is scheduled to launch in
December 2014. It features a clean, modern and immersive design that
reflects input from the Mozilla team.
"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."
"Search is a core part of the online experience for everyone, with
Firefox users alone searching the Web more than 100 billion times per
year globally," said Chris Beard, Mozilla CEO. "Our new search strategy
doubles down on our commitment to make Firefox a browser for everyone,
with more choice and opportunity for innovation. We are excited to
partner with Yahoo to bring a new, re-imagined Yahoo search experience
to Firefox users in the U.S. featuring the best of the Web, and to
explore new innovative search and content experiences together."
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Yahoo is focused on making the world's daily habits inspiring and
entertaining. By creating highly personalized experiences for our users,
we keep people connected to what matters most to them, across devices
and around the world. In turn, we create value for advertisers by
connecting them with the audiences that build their businesses. Yahoo is
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throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific (APAC) and the Europe, Middle East
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Mozilla has been a pioneer and advocate for the Web for more than a
decade. We create and promote open standards that enable innovation and
advance the Web as a platform for all. Today, hundreds of millions of
people worldwide use Mozilla Firefox to discover, experience and connect
to the Web on computers, tablets and mobile phones. For more information
please visit https://www.mozilla.com/press
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