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Yahoo sues Mozilla over replacing it with Google as the default search engine on Firefox
Two major internet giants Yahoo and Mozilla are at loggerheads because Mozilla removed Yahoo as the default search engine on the company's web browser, Firefox.

Three years ago, Mozilla had announced that Yahoo will be the default search engine on its browser Firefox in the United States. But Yahoo was replaced by Google when Mozilla released the latest version of its browser named Firefox Quantum.

Yahoo has now sued Mozilla for breach of contract, though, Yahoo has said that it had brought the change to the notice of Mozilla befit exiling the suit.

Mozilla has, however, defended the move claiming that it has the right to terminate the contract and take decisions that are best in the brand's interest and help it in improving the services for its users. It has also said that it had to take the decision to remove Yahoo as the default browser because continuing to use Yahoo as the default browser would have had a negative impact.

"We recently exercised our contractual right to terminate our agreement with Yahoo based on a number of factors including doing what's best for our brand, our effort to provide quality web search, and the broader content experience for our users," Mozilla said in a statement.

Mozilla has claimed that Yahoo as a search engine was not able to uphold quality standards and that is the reason for the termination of the contract.

Yahoo as a search engine has been facing tough competition from the search engine giant Google. While Yahoo has a market share of 12 per cent, Google has a massive market share of 63 per cent. But at the same time, what has to be considered is that while Mozilla's Firefox has a market share of 13 per cent, at the same time, Google's Chrome has a market share of close to 60 per cent.

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