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Firefox in Russia dumps Google for Yandex [news.cnet.com]
Russian-language Firefox users will see a new default search provider soon: Google rival Yandex.
Mozilla currently has Google set to be the default search engine in Russian Firefox, but it concluded that Yandex was the better choice, according to a blog post by Mozilla General Counsel Harvey Anderson [lockshot.wordpress.com] on Friday.
"Over the past few months, we have listened to feedback, talked with our localizers, studied the trends of our Firefox Yandex builds, and reviewed the Yandex user experience. All this activity led us to the conclusion that our Russian users really wanted direct access to the Yandex search services in official Firefox RU builds," Anderson said.
or is there just a little bit of politics too?
Perhaps we'll see this happen more in areas like Korea, China and Japan where Google is not the market leader either.