Published: Wed, November 15, 2017
Sci-tech | By Carrie Guzman

Firefox opts for Google as default search in USA, surprising Yahoo

Firefox opts for Google as default search in USA, surprising Yahoo

Firefox Quantum (aka, Firefox 57), is the company's effort to correct its mistakes and it's good to see that Google is back in the default slot (Disclaimer: TechCrunch is part of Oath, Verizon's roll-up of AOL and Yahoo, though nobody at TechCrunch that I know has ever willingly used Yahoo Search). It also has faster CSS engine, Stylo, for parallel processing. The result: a significant speed increase.

Mozilla says that Firefox Quantum will feel speedier when you browse your favorite websites, thanks to faster page loading, smoother scrolling, and a more responsive user interface.

Quantum has a new minimal design. Firefox Quantum also includes native support for WASM and WebVR to empire next generation gaming.

Did you ditch Firefox a while ago after feeling that it was slowing down compared to rival browsers like Chrome?

Firefox Quantum has twice the speed of the old version and uses 30 percent less memory than Google Chrome, its main competitor, Business Insider reported.

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That was a remarkably terse explanation after the way Mozilla and Yahoo publicized their partnership in November 2014, when they signed a multi-million dollar deal that was to run five years. Plus, Google is now the default search engines in the USA and Canada. Of course the company can't steal from itself, which means Mozilla tried to do a quick joke whilst announcing their new web browser. According to those news reports, Mozilla would still be due money, perhaps more than $1 billion although the amount was unclear, for the remaining two years of the contract. Inc.as the default Firefox search provider in the USA after Yahoo agreed to pay more than $300 million a year over five years - more than Google was willing to pay.

The first ever Quantum-fueled Firefox version, Firefox 57, is about to land on your Windows, Linux, and macOS machines.

But will Firefox's remodel be enough to cause its share to, say, overtake Microsoft's declining Internet Explorer/Edge combination (with a 19.7% share last month), or erode Chrome's dominance (59.8%)? Mozilla's also extensively updated the browser engine, the internal components responsible for displaying webpages, applying styles and handling interactive elements.

And Firefox's Quantum upgrade isn't that, Gold argued. I haven't added them all up, yet, but Photon is very customizable.

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