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The Mozilla Foundation and Yahoo! have flung sueballs at each other, after the former ended its deal to have the latter provide search results in the Firefox browser amid claims it hadn't been paid. Deals with search providers are big money-spinner for Mozilla, bringing in around US$300m a year and contributing around ninety …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Yahoo Acquirer's leadership provided no vision, no structured, documented and vetted strategic path forward, and no assurances as to a commitment of the resources necessary to improve Yahoo Search such that it would meet” and then some more redaction cuts in.

    In other words, Verizon did not Californicate. Why this does not surprise me.

    In any case if Verizon forgot to pay the contractual sums it was obliged to pay it is an open and shut case.

  2. Tascam Holiday
    FAIL

    Yahoo! has a reputation that can be harmed!?

    Yahoo! “... has suffered and will continue to suffer competitive injury to its business and reputation...

    What reputation?

    1. Dan 55 Silver badge

      Re: Yahoo! has a reputation that can be harmed!?

      It's the long tail.

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  4. eJ2095

    Yahoo

    They still around....

    1. Tigra 07 Silver badge

      Re: Yahoo

      As are AOL and Myspace...Dinosaurs of the internet...

      1. JimboSmith Silver badge

        Re: Yahoo

        I just had an email from someone who is still using an AOL address. So yes they're still around although I cannot think there are that many people using them still.

    2. druck
      Facepalm

      Re: Yahoo

      Who didn't install Firefox and immediately change the default search away from Yahoo! ?

      1. Chronos Silver badge

        Re: Yahoo

        Who didn't install Firefox and immediately add StartPage, DDG and DeepSearch then remove everything else?

        I also have github as a provider but that's just me. I'm odd.

  5. adam payne Silver badge

    Yahoo! “... has suffered and will continue to suffer competitive injury to its business and reputation, among other harm, and Mozilla’s material breaches and bad-faith conduct are a substantial factor in causing such harm.”

    With the damage they caused themselves I can't see why Mozilla's decision would harm them further.

    1. Tigra 07 Silver badge
      FAIL

      RE: Adam

      Yahoo should have bought Google when they had the chance. As i recall the asking price was a tiny $1 million...

      1. Mark 85 Silver badge

        Re: RE: Adam

        Interesting concept based on the current status of both. Google wouldn't be what it is and Yahoo would still be a sinking ship.

        1. Dan 55 Silver badge

          Re: RE: Adam

          So it's all good then.

        2. Tigra 07 Silver badge

          Re: RE: Adam

          In all likelihood they would have strangled the life out of Google and ended up in the same situation as now.

        3. Yavoy

          Re: RE: Adam

          Yahoo's ship has sunk long ago...

          1. Cynicalmark

            Re: RE: Adam

            I think Yahoo failed a long time ago -it not only sunk itself without trying, it formed a coral reef of despair for its remaining employees based on dinosaur management techniques.

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