The Firefox 4 search toolbar will offer Microsoft Bing as an alternative to search engine to Google, as Mozilla takes another step towards its traditional nemesis and apparently hedges its bets against its traditional sugar daddy.
Google's search results are Mozilla's dominant revenue source, and Google will remain the default search option in Firefox. Yahoo will be second choice, while Bing will become a third for English-language users when Firefox 4 is released, Mozilla announced on Wednesday.
"Bing... offers a user experience that we think users will find valuable, and with its significant rise in popularity over the last year, we will also be including Bing as a general search option for English-language users," said Jay Sullivan, Mozilla's vice president of products, in a blog post.
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