Google-Firefox Renew Deal

Those who were worrying that Microsoft’s incompetent Bing might become the default search engine of Mozilla’s Firefox can sit back and relax. Mozilla and Google have renewed their deal. Google accounts for 84% of Mozilla’s earnings, which sponsors project such as Firefox and Thunderbird.

“Under this multi-year agreement, Google Search will continue to be the default search provider for hundreds of millions of Firefox users around the world,” said Gary Kovacs, CEO, Mozilla.

“Mozilla has been a valuable partner to Google over the years and we look forward to continuing this great partnership in the years to come,” said Alan Eustace, Senior Vice President of Search, Google.

Microsoft recetly signed a deal woth Mozilla to create a Bing version of Firefox.

The specific terms of this commercial agreement are subject to traditional confidentiality requirements, and we’re not at liberty to disclose them.

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About Swapnil Bhartiya

A free software fund-a-mental-ist and Charles Bukowski fan, Swapnil also writes fiction and tries to find cracks in the paper armours of proprietary companies. Swapnil has been covering Linux and Free Software/Open Source since 2005.

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