Yahoo is default search engine on Firefox 1.5 in Asia

In China, Korea, Japan, and Taiwan, the default homepage and search engine in Mozilla's Firefox browser will be provided by Yahoo instead of Google.
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December 01, 2005 03:08 PM | Posted in Mozilla


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Does anyone lnow why? More money? Google "too permissive" for the Chinese? ...

Comment by Peter Lairo at December 1, 2005 03:40 PM | Permalink

Most likely because Yahoo is much more popular than Google in Asia.

Comment by Gavin Sharp at December 1, 2005 05:59 PM | Permalink

I'm sharing my analysis of this on my blog:

Site icon Comment by Tristan at December 1, 2005 11:21 PM | Permalink

Huh? Why? Well… nevermind, I'm an Asian (Hong Konger) that doesn't use localized software… :-P

Site icon Comment by minghong at December 2, 2005 02:33 AM | Permalink

Well, I suppose Yahoo! pays royalties to MoFo or MoCo for that, same way Google pays to Opera for being search service of choice. Thus far I don't mind.

Comment by funTomas [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 2, 2005 02:11 PM | Permalink

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