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Google renews deal with Firefox to be default search engine

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 21 Dec 2011 12:04 User comments (1)

Google renews deal with Firefox to be default search engine Mozilla and Google have renewed their long-standing royalties agreement.
The new deal will expire in 2015 and leave Google as the default search engine for Firefox. Google's deals with Mozilla have kept the company in business, with over $100 million of the company's revenue in 2010 coming from a similar deal, which expired last month.

Mozilla also has similar partnerships with other providers, including Bing, Yahoo, Amazon and eBay -and the company even has a Bing version of Firefox.

The two companies put out a press release, saying: "We're pleased to announce that we have negotiated a significant and mutually beneficial revenue agreement with Google. This new agreement extends our long term search relationship with Google for at least three additional years."

Google SVP of Search Alan Eustace added: "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."

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121.12.2011 04:36

Given the recent slides, that should keep them funded right up until they drop below 5% market share.

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