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Mozilla and Yahoo today announced a five-year partnership that will see the latter’s search engine become the default in Firefox for U.S. users, displacing Google. At the same time, Firefox users will be introduced to a “new enhanced Yahoo Search experience” starting in December.

Firefox’s global search default on desktop and mobile has been Google since 2004. Mozilla says when the agreement came up for renewal this year, the company took it as “an opportunity to review our competitive strategy and explore our options.”

“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,” Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer said in a statement. It’s important to note that Microsoft’s Bing powers Yahoo search, which uses additional tweaks to differentiate its results.

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