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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RE: Firefox is still too
by lemur2 on Wed 7th Dec 2011 00:49 UTC in reply to "Firefox is still too"
lemur2
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2007-02-17

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 market share 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.


There was a longish period where Chrome had better performance than Firefox (but not better features). During that period, Chrome gained considerable market share, while Firefox's share declined slightly. With the release of Firefox 7 Mozilla has only recently re-gained the performance/features crown over Chrome.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/firefox-7-web-browser,3037-17.h...

Many, many people are not yet aware that Firefox has overtaken Chrome again.

Edited 2011-12-07 00:49 UTC

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