Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Jan 2010 18:58 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones "Firefox has just turned five, and it's doubtful anybody outside of Redmond begrudges Mozilla's celebrations. The open-source browser now accounts for 25% of the global market, according to figures from Net Applications, and has brought a radical rethink in what we expect from a browser. However, as Mozilla blows out the birthday cake candles, it might also be reflecting on the curse of getting what you wish for. Its success has forced rivals to raise their game, and the past two years have seen Microsoft, Apple and Opera close the features gap significantly."
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by Bryan on Thu 21st Jan 2010 03:18 UTC in reply to "RE: ..."
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Here are Google's last quarterly results:

(The ones for the most recent quarter will be available tomorrow at 1:30 PM Pacific Time.)

There's a lot to take in there, but unless I'm reading this wrong, here are the key points:

97% of their overall revenue came from advertising. (Now *that's* a cash cow.)

Of that, 69% came from advertising on Google's own properties, the rest came from 3rd party websites.

Also, just as a point of interest, 60% of their overall revenue came from the US and UK. Revenue from all other countries is grouped together and referred to quaintly as the "rest of the word".

Honestly, I can't remember the last time I intentionally clicked on an ad, or even found one that thought was compelling enough to consider, but apparently I'm a minority.

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