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Sunday, March 20, 2005

Yahoo Not To Support Firefox

Yahoo took a step back Friday and told ZDNet Australia a pledge by a representative in its Australian division for full support of Firefox was "factually inaccurate." According to a representative from the American arm of the company, there are "so many different products" on its network that it is likely there are some products which would not work with the open-source browser.

Yahoo was the first of the major services to officially announce a plugin for the browser, releasing the Yahoo! Toolbar for Firefox last month. However, users of the toolbar had to switch to Internet Explorer to use some of the services that the toolbar provides. Yahoo however did say a Firefox-compatible version of its Avatar Customization Service for its messaging client is on the way, although they have no launch date at this time.

Source: BetaNews


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