Sunday, January 11, 2009

Yandex will be the default search engine in Firefox browsers (Russia) not Google

Mozilla is set to remove their default Google search engine for the Firefox browsers-Russian language users in favor of rival Russian search engine Yandex. According to their study and feedback, the Russian search engine can deliver much better result than search engine giant Google (at least for the Russian market).

Harvey Anderson, said, "Over the past few months, we have listened to feedback, talked with our localizers, studied the trends of our Firefox Yandex builds, and reviewed the Yandex user experience. All this activity led us to the conclusion that our Russian users really wanted direct access to the Yandex search services in official Firefox RU builds. As a result, we’re planning on setting Yandex as the default search provider for the Firefox 3.1 Russian locale builds (these changes should go into the current beta for testing). This means that, upon download and launch, the Firefox Start Page for RU locale builds will use Yandex for search queries, and the search bar will default to Yandex.”

The Google-Mozilla business arrangement relationship: it gives Google dominance on its distribution, and provides Mozilla with the majority of its revenue.

[via cnet / hja]

Related Posts by Categories

About This Blog
Shaking some mixed ideas, news and opinion.

  © Blogger template 'Ultimatum' by 2008

Back to TOP