Last month I wrote about the changing of the default search engine from Yahoo to Google in the latest Mozilla browser. At the time, Yahoo had just been purchased by Verizon and had been assimilated into the new Oath business of the company. The agreement between then Yahoo and Mozilla was for some $750 million but Mozilla, based on the purchase of Yahoo, felt they had a way out of the agreement and still get paid.
My quote at the time: Right, so pay attention on this one because this is going to get interesting.
Well, it just got interesting.
Yahoo filed a lawsuit on December 1st claiming that Mozilla was in breach of contract for changing the default search engine. Mozilla then counter sued on December 5th stating that Yahoo owed them the remainder of the contract fees and that they were within their contractural rights to cancel the agreement.