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Yahoo Forges Deal to Promote Search Alongside Java Downloads

Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 01:36 PM

Yahoo! Inc. struck a deal to promote its search and home page whenever people download Oracle Corp.’s Java, a set of software tools for writing and running programs across different devices and operating systems.

The Java deal follows a similar agreement with Mozilla Corp. for Firefox browsers that promotes Yahoo’s products.

The agreement with Oracle, which is for three years, offers new distribution opportunities, Yahoo Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer said at the company’s annual shareholders meeting in Santa Clara, California. Users who download Java software onto their desktop computers will get Yahoo search and home page as a default option, Yahoo said in a separate statement. Java is on 7 billion devices wrldwide, including 89 percent of personal computers in the U.S.

Mayer, who joined the company almost three years ago, is working on a turnaround effort at Yahoo, which competes with Google Inc. and Facebook Inc. Mayer has struggled to accelerate revenue growth, even as she’s spent on new products and made acquisitions.

The company announced the deal for Firefox browsers in the U.S. last year, helping boost market share. Mayer said the Mozilla agreement is profitable for Yahoo.

“We are in the middle of a multiyear transformation of our product suite and our businesses,” Mayer said. “We’ve made tremendous progress so far, and we’re investing in new growth.”

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