Mozilla on Wednesday announced that it had not renewed its lucrative contract with Google, but instead will use Yahoo as Firefox’s default search engine in the U.S.

And rather than have a global designated search partner — as it has had with Google in nearly all markets for a decade — Mozilla will instead strike country-by-country deals.

Mozilla implied that the change from one to many search partners would result in better ideological alignments, but said nothing about revenue potential. “In evaluating our search partnerships, our primary consideration was to ensure our strategy aligned with our values of choice and independence, and positions us to innovate and advance our mission in ways that best serve our users and the Web,” said Chris Beard, Mozilla’s CEO since July.

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