Mozilla, along with a number of organizations and even the U.S. government, wants to see the web using only secure HTTPS connections, and it's willing to hold features in its Firefox browser hostage to make it happen.
Firefox recently installed Yahoo as its default search engine, ending a 10-year deal with Google. With data showing Yahoo increasing its share of the U.S. search market, Google has started posting messages urging Firefox users to change…
Since becoming Firefox's default search engine last month, Yahoo has achieved its highest share of the U.S. search market sonce 2009. It's excellent news for Marissa Mayer's firm, though it still has much to do if it wants to catch Google.
Mozilla and Japanese carrier KDDI teamed up to make the first mid-range Firefox OS smartphone. The Fx0 has mid-range specs, a HD screen, a Qualcomm processor, and supports 4G LTE. It even has an intriguing design.
For the last 10 years Firefox has used Google as its default search provider. With the rollout of Firefox 34 on Monday, however, that all changes, with Yahoo taking its place for Firefox users in North America.
Firefox users happy with Google as their default search engine take note – in December, Yahoo's moving in to replace it. The deal between Mozilla and Marissa Mayer's company was announced by the two companies on Wednesday.