Google back on Firefox
Mozilla rolled out a major update to its Firefox Web browser on Tuesday with a bevy of new features, and one old frenemy: Google.
Mozilla said Firefox’s default search engine will be Google in the U.S., Canada, Hong Kong and Taiwan. A previous deal between the two companies was scuttled when Firefox and Google’s Chrome browser became bitter rivals and Mozilla switched from Google to Yahoo three years ago. Yahoo agreed to pay more than $300 million a year over five years, more than Google was willing to pay.
It’s unclear how much Google paid to reclaim this prized digital spot. A Google spokeswoman confirmed the deal but declined to comment further, and Mozilla didn’t disclose financial details.