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Mozilla Makes 84% Of Its Revenue From Google
The online search and browser competitive landscape is a funny one. Competitors square off against each other constantly, but on the other hand, need each other to survive—it’s a sort of semi-parasitic mix of relationships. Case in point is Mozilla, the open source browser and email client developer. Its flagship product, the browser, Firefox, has seen a recent dent in market share as Google’s own browser, Google Chrome, continues its relentless march to the top.
But this shifting of dominance hasn’t stopped Mozilla from relying on Google heavily for most of its revenues. According to a recent report, the search agreement that has existed for the longest while between Google and Mozilla has just been renewed. This new contract will see Google search being the default search provider for the millions of people who can’t seem to get enough of the Firefox browser.
It’s these millions of users too that made the deal a win-win situation for Google. Experts cited the obvious allure of these users to Google’s competitor, Microsoft; who with Bing, would almost certainly secure the deal with Mozilla should talks have failed. In all likelihood though, this deal was never going to fail; not with the deep reliance that Mozilla has on Google. According to statistics, Mozilla relies on Google for 84% of its revenue—a lerge chunk indeed, amd one that makes the relationship a must-have.
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