Is Yahoo hijacking browsers?

Several articles on Slashdot and other websites are reporting that, in an attempt to gain more of a foothold on browser searching, Yahoo is employing some shady tactics.

One way for a search engine to gain a popular place among internet users, is to become the default search tool of choice in the browser. You see this in the upper right portion of the browser in both Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Being the default search engine builds brand loyalty and can return millions in advertising revenue for the company who gets the most searches and the most results. Is Yahoo hijacking browsers? - Tech

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 18th January 2007 6:46AM