TechTaffy

Yahoo and Mozilla have inked a five-year partnership that makes Yahoo the default search experience for Firefox in the United States on mobile and desktop. As part of the agreement, Yahoo will introduce an enhanced search experience for U.S. Firefox users which is scheduled to launch in December 2014.

Online workplace Elance-oDesk has raised a $30 million round of funding led by Benchmark Capital, with participation from additional existing major shareholders including T. Rowe Price, FirstMark, Sigma West, NEA and the Stripes Group.

Host Analytics, a company providing a cloud-based enterprise performance management (EPM) platform, has completed a financing round of $25 million led by Centerview Capital Technology. Existing investors Advanced Technology Ventures, Next World Capital, StarVest Partners, and Trident Capital also participated in the investment. Ned Hooper, founding partner of Centerview Capital Technology, will join the company’s board.