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Mozilla ditches Yahoo, makes Google the default search engine for Firefox Quantum browser

BGR India Wednesday, 15 November 2017
Mozilla ditches Yahoo, makes Google the default search engine for Firefox Quantum browserMozilla today announced the biggest update for its web browser, Firefox. Now known as Firefox Quantum, Mozilla says that it’s “over twice as fast as Firefox from 6 months ago”. Firefox Quantum comes with a new layout, new features and is also optimized to consume less memory. The most surprising element in the launch of Firefox Quantum is, however, the integration of Google as the default search engine and not Yahoo. Google had been Firefox’s default search engine since 2004, but back in 2014 Yahoo joined in. Although Google along with other search engines was built-in on Firefox, Yahoo became the default search engine. This deal was made after Yahoo paid over $300 million (approximately Rs 30 crores) a year, which
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Google Chrome came on the scene back in 2011 and has now become arguably the most powerful browser on the web. But Mozilla Firefox has plans to reel in Chrome users with its new Quantum browser. The Mozilla team worked to make switching between tabs smoother, recommending stories based on sites you...

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