Apple Inc. is still the global trendsetter in terms of hand-helds, with consumers showing an extremely loyal brand preference to the Cupertino-based company. The popularity of the iPhone in particular means that its applications get the same amount of exposure. The default browser on use for Apple’s devices is its own Safari browser, which means that the default search engine for the Safari browser would enjoy an increased market share.
Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) and Google Inc’s (NASDAQ:GOOGL) search market shares in December 2014, as reported by StatCounter Global Stats, came as a big surprise to investors and analysts. StatCounter, an Internet analytics website, reported that Yahoo’s search market share reached a five-year high, while Google’s share dropped to a new low.
Apple could be about to kick Google off its Safari web browser — and in doing so, hand the search giant billions in additional revenues. This year, the deal between Apple and Google to provide the default search tool for Safari on iOS, Apple's mobile operating system, is up for renewal. Some people think Apple may decide to drop Google altogether.
A new deal will Mozilla will make Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) the default search engine on the latter's Firefox Browser for the next five years. Yahoo will replace Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL) which has accounted for close to 90% of the revenue generated by the browser over the last six years. Mozilla has announced its dedication to promoting choice and innovation with Yahoo by its side.
Non-profit organization Mozilla once relied on Google for all of its revenue, but the company has revealed that it does not get a single cent from Google any more. In fact, as CNET reported, Mozilla makes enough revenue from other companies to ensure that it does not need the millions of dollars which Google provided Mozilla with. Mozilla relies on traffic-related revenue and fixed payments to earn search-related income.
Mozilla announced today a new five-year contract with Yahoo where Yahoo will be the default search engine in the US. That means when you open up your browser, you won't see Google search anymore. Firefox users will see a "new enhanced Yahoo Search experience" beginning in December.
Mozilla has finally released the stable version of its Firefox 34 update. This is the first rollout of the software by the company since it ended its relationship with Google in North America and joined hands with Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO). It is therefore not an eye opener that the default search option for the new browser is Yahoo search.
I have been a Mozilla Firefox user for what seems like forever. I never liked Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser.Lately, Firefox has been quite irritating, especially when I have a large number of windows open. Firefox frequently crashes, then every page goes down. This has happened before at times, but crashes are even more frequent now.