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Windows 7: Firefox faces uncertain future as Google deal apparently ends

04 Dec 2011   #1
A Guy

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Firefox faces uncertain future as Google deal apparently ends

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It hasn’t been a good year for Firefox. Mozilla has lost share to Google, it’s lost the loyalty of enterprise customers, and it’s lost key talent. And a deal with Google that supplied 84% of its revenue last year was scheduled to end in November. Can Firefox avoid a slide into irrelevance?
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04 Dec 2011   #2
rubyrubyroo

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Great, that's all we need! Goggle is junk, but as long as Mozilla is ONLY going to lose 85% revenue, it doesn't sound that serious!

I hope they find a new source of similar $$ or we lose one of the only decent "mainstream" browsers, IMO...

BTW: interesting how "Google" is in the ieSpell check, But sure enough no "Mozilla"....(only "Mozelle!")

Mike
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04 Dec 2011   #3
Corazon

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Say it ain't so!!!
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04 Dec 2011   #4
Phone Man

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The article stated that revenue was from search revenues and the agreement with Google was due to expire in November but Mozilla expected to renew that contract. But knowing Google they will screw Mozilla if they can.

Jim
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04 Dec 2011   #5
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Actually the article says:

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We currently have partnerships with a number of search providers that differ by market. Our largest contract, with Google, comes up for renewal in November. We have every confidence that search partnerships will remain a solid generator of revenue for Mozilla for the foreseeable future.
And when asked:

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On December 1, I asked Mozilla PR for news on whether the agreement with Google was renegotiated or whether the foundation has any further update to that FAQ. I received a crisp reply:

We currently do not have an update to share.
With Google having their own browser to tout, it becomes a question of whether it benefits them more to renew the deal or not. This could be interesting. A Guy
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05 Dec 2011   #6
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

dont tell me i have to go back to safari... (mac user lol) .. even if firefox charged, i think its loyal supporters will pay a small fee. i certainly wouldnt bat an eye lid at a £10 license for something i use for several hours a day.
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05 Dec 2011   #7
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by badger906 View Post
dont tell me i have to go back to safari...
Opera

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i think its loyal supporters will pay a small fee.
Not enough to make it viable.
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05 Dec 2011   #8
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Seconded. Sound like some of you Firefox fans need to get accustomed to using Opera.
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05 Dec 2011   #9
Boastree

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Mac, firefox, opera, google....I think you folks sould get your own forum actually...this is WINDOWS 7 forum you know. Just my opinion of course.
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05 Dec 2011   #10
A Guy

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We're discussing a browser that many Windows 7 users use. Opera and Google as well. JMHO, of course. A Guy
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