Mozilla to Make Just Under $1 Billion from Google Agreement

Written by John Ponio    Friday, 23 December 2011 17:15

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Earlier this week news came out about Mozilla and Google reaching an agreement for Google to be the main search engine for Mozilla's Firefox web browser. What the press release didn't say was how much, somehow AllThingsD has special sources. Mozilla will receive $300 million per year, and the agreement is for three years. That means, for those of you who can't or don't want to do math, Mozilla will be making $900 million through this agreement. The previous agreement that is just about expired gave Mozilla 84% of their $123 million revenue, so this new agreement is a major step up. The reason for this is that Microsoft's Bing and Yahoo were trying to become Firefox's main search engines, so Google had to offer more. I wonder what advancements in the browser the larger revenue stream will bring.