Linked by Howard Fosdick on Tue 6th Dec 2011 21:38 UTC
Google "In Mozilla's recently released 2010 annual report, the foundation indicates that 86% and 84% of royalty revenue came from one contract in 2009 and 2010, respectively. Mozilla separately confirms that Google is its largest contract." Evan Niu at Motley Fool then estimates that of Mozilla's last year royalty revenue of $121.1 million, $101.7 million came from Google. The article speculates that Google might eventually kill Firefox by withdrawing its financial support.
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Firefox is still too
by Kivada on Wed 7th Dec 2011 00:13 UTC
Kivada
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2010-07-07

Good a browser to lose to Chrome, as we all know, like Safari and Internet Explorer the only reason it has anything more then single digit usage rates is because it's the default browser on so many devices. while Firefox pulled in all of it's marketshare by being a competent browser. It's little wonder that when I show people their usual sites on my ad stripped Firefox that they instantly ask me to install it for them.

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