Mozilla and Yahoo have teamed up to deliver a new Search Experience for Firefox users, but there is a catch.
This is exclusive to users in the U.S.
As you may already know the browser maker and the Sunnyvale company entered an agreement last year, to make Yahoo as the default search engine in Firefox. This delivered a mighty blow to the previous search provider, which was, Google.
Ever since the partnership began, the two companies have been working together to add more new Yahoo features to Firefox. This included support for Yahoo Mail in the browser’s share function, which allows you to quickly send links to your friends or to yourself, using the [...]
Ever had your browser’s search engine changed to something else?
Well, then you must be aware that it was probably done by an adware.
Not all adwares are dangerous, for e.g: Google Chrome is bundled in the installers of various apps. But its still incredibly annoying to have your default browser changed, without your intention. Still, its quite easy to switch back to your favorite browser.
But what about a slightly more complex scenario? Do you know how to change your browser’s search engine?
Well you may need to learn it. Hint: I have included a small tutorial for Chrome, Firefox and Edge users at the end of this article.
Apple has launched a service that could put it on the map with the likes of Google, Microsoft Bing and Yahoo Search.
Yes, the Cupertino company has launched its own search engine and service.
It is called Applebot. Bots is short for Robots, and is a common term given to search engine’s web crawlers, which ranks web pages, and displays them on the search results. Surely you don’t need a description about how Google works, do you?
Ironically though the name Applebot, sounds very similar to Google’s Android which is also a name for robot. Apple is reportedly using the Applebot web crawler for two of its products: Siri, the personal digital [...]
Yahoo and Microsoft have announced that they are amending their 10 year search partnership.
The new agreement however, will favour Yahoo considerably.
As per the old agreement signed five years ago, Yahoo had to use search results and ads from Microsoft Bing for all desktop searches. It wasn’t so for mobile platforms, for which it could use any service. According to the new deal, Yahoo is no longer required to use Bing Search Results and Ads on either desktops or mobiles.
Now that Microsoft has lost exclusivity, Yahoo could focus on using its own ad platform for desktops. But it said that it will continue to serve Bing Ads for the majority of its search [...]