Yahoo and Mozilla Partner to Bring Yahoo Search to Firefox

By Marissa Mayer, Yahoo CEO

Today, I’m thrilled to announce that we’ve entered into a five-year partnership with Mozilla to make Yahoo the default search experience on Firefox across mobile and desktop. Mozilla is an inspirational industry leader who puts users first and focuses on building forward-leaning, compelling experiences. This is the most significant partnership for Yahoo in five years and we’re so proud that Mozilla has chosen us as their long-term partner in search. 

At Yahoo, we believe deeply in search – it’s an area of investment and opportunity for us. It’s also a key growth area for us - we’ve now seen 11 consecutive quarters of growth in our search revenue on an ex-TAC basis. This partnership helps to expand our reach in search and gives us an opportunity to work even more closely with Mozilla to find ways to innovate in search, communications, and digital content. I’m also excited about the long-term framework we developed with Mozilla for future product integrations and expansion into international markets.

Our teams worked closely with Mozilla to build a clean, modern, and immersive search experience that will launch first to Firefox’s U.S. users in December and then to all Yahoo users in early 2015. The interactive and integrated experience also better leverages our world-class content and personalization technologies.

Search inspires us because we think it’s something that will change and improve dramatically, and because fundamentally, search is about human curiosity — and that is something that will never be finished.



Mozilla Firefox is taking a huge stand for internet privacy. Let’s face it: privacy is one of the major forces pushing many cryptocurrencies forward. For example, Darkcoin and Anoncoin are two projects focused directly on keeping transactions as private as possible. Even Bitcoin builds on the back of private financial lifestyle philosophies. Privacy is important and its impact reaches out further than finances alone.

Mozilla, the company behind the famous browser Firefox, recently announced a new strategic initiative called Polaris that aims to improve privacy for Mozilla users.

According to Mozilla’s research in October 2014, 74 percent of the 7000 adults surveyed said that they feel their personal information on the internet is less private in today’s world than it was a year ago. The same 74 percent also responded saying that they believe internet companies know too much about them as individuals.

At the announcement, Mozilla said they’re moving forward with two experiments under Polaris focused on anti-censorship technology, anonymity and cross-site tracking protection. Mozilla engineers plan to evaluate the Tor Project’s changes to Firefox as the project builds on their platform, and determine if changes to the main codebase can work with Tor, rather than against it. Mozilla also plans to begin hosting their own Tor middle relays to enable Tor to expand their reach and responsiveness.

Missing Like/Reblog/Follow Buttons

Recently, the buttons on the top right of all Tumblr pages (reblog/like/edit/follow/home) went missing for Firefox users.

The problem is associated with Firefox’s new update: 34.0.5

Everything still works works fine on Firefox 33.1.1

If you’ve been having trouble viewing other people’s blogs or your own, you can…

  • use Safari or Chrome instead
  • revert back to an older version of Firefox
  • use the Tumblr Post add-on for Firefox

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