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Windows 7: Firefox hits the jackpot with almost billion dollar Google deal


21 Dec 2011   #1

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 
Google renews search deal for Firefox

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Mozilla, the maker of of Firefox, today announced that it has struck a new three-year deal with Google in which Google will remain the default search engine in the browser.

The financial terms were not disclosed, but reaching a new deal with Google has been seen as critical for Mozilla, a Silicon Valley nonprofit software maker.

Mozilla, which is charged with defending openness on the Web, recently reported that Google provided the lion's share of Mozilla's $120 million in revenues in 2010. That was an 18 percent jump in revenue from 2009.
Article:

Google renews search deal for Firefox | Digital Media - CNET News

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Under the deal, Mozilla will continue to offer Google as the default search engine in Firefox, which now controls about a quarter of the browser market.

"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, Google's head of search.
http://www.pcworld.com/article/24673..._ddx_t_topnews


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21 Dec 2011   #2

Windows 7 64 bit SP1
 
 

That is good to hear. Firefox is my main squeeze. I dunno about google though. They have transformed our lives, but seem to be getting a little too Big Brother.
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23 Dec 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
Firefox hits the jackpot with almost billion dollar Google deal

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Summary: We counted Mozilla out of the running too early. With $300-million a year in revenue from Google, Firefox is going to stay a major Web browser player. The big loser? Microsoft.
ZDNet
Firefox hits the jackpot with almost billion dollar Google deal | ZDNet

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Summary: Mozilla’s big reliance on Google might actually be worth it — up to the point of $300 million per year.
ZDNet
Google paying Mozilla $300 million per year for search deal | ZDNet

It seems like, "reports of its death were greatly exaggerated" (apologies to Mark Twain).

Now if they can just get rid of some of the niggling problems ...
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23 Dec 2011   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64 -- PCLinuxOS KDE4 FullMonty 2011
 
 

That's great news. I don't use any addons. Well one or two. Firefox for me is 100% stable.
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23 Dec 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 

I find NoScript indispensable.

My Windows 7 install and my XP VMs have no problems.

My XP install requires me to start FF 3x, before it will stay open and run.
It reminds me of the castle in "Monty Python and the Holy Grail".
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23 Dec 2011   #6

 
 

There's got to be far more to this deal than 'have 300 million to make us the default search engine'.

I wonder what some of the future 'under the hood' changes this also entails.
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23 Dec 2011   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
I wonder what some of the future 'under the hood' changes this also entails.
Nothing that would benefit Google if that is where you are going. Firefox is open source, if you don't trust them, just look over the code.
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23 Dec 2011   #8

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I've been on the Internet for a long time. Google wasn't around when I first went online, then this search engine arises before you had to search Yahoo, Excite etc for your info. Where did Google come from ? This is what makes Google practices and what it's infiltrated by very wary, they are always spinning stores who, really started Google ?
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23 Dec 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Google was my idea.
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27 Dec 2011   #10

Windows 7 home premium
 
 

Funny, on weather.com weather map, clicking on weather in motion nothing happens in Google Chrome, works fine in Firefox. Funny.
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