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TC Roundup: Yahoo usurps Google in Firefox search deal

Yahoo usurps Google in Firefox search deal: Yahoo Inc struck a deal with Firefox maker Mozilla Corp to replace Google Inc as the default search engine on the Firefox Web browser in the United States, a move that Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer said will help boost its flagging search market share.

The deal between the two companies will start in December and is set to last five years, Yahoo said. Mayer would not disclose the financial terms other than to say that the partnership is a revenue sharing agreement and includes certain "guarantees." (Reuters)

Amazon robots get ready for Christmas: Amazon's robot army is finally falling into place. The Seattle online retailer has outfitted several US warehouses with squat, orange, wheeled robots that move stocked shelves to workers, instead of having employees seek items amid long aisles of merchandise, according to people familiar with the matter. (The Wall Street Journal)

Senator Al Franken asks Uber's CEO tough questions on user privacy: Senator Al Franken, Chairman of the Subcommittee On Privacy, Technology, and the Law, has posted a public letter to Uber CEO Travis Kalanick in which he addresses many of the claims made over the past few days that the company has consistently compromised user privacy as a matter of course. (Tech Crunch)

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