Mozilla gets no money to set Google as a search engine in Firefox EU




Although Google for European users of Firefox is still the engine after installation, Mozilla gets no more money as part of a commercial agreement. This enables the creator of the browser. Mozilla claims without Google to survive.

Since its own initiative delete a comprehensive search deal with Google last year, Mozilla has no new agreements with the search giant, not a regional one. “We have no commercial relationship with Google at the moment,” states DENELLE Dixon Thayer of the busines branch of the company at Cnet. She admits that Mozilla will let money lie but it would be in line with the strategy to “encourage more competition.”

From tax papers that became public Wednesday shows that Mozilla in 2014 achieved a turnover of 330 million dollars, an increase over the 314 million dollars that came in 2013. These amounts are at least partly even including Google’s money, hundreds of millions paid would have to get its search engine as the default in Firefox.

Meanwhile, Mozilla is trying through regional agreements to offset the loss of the Google money. In the US, the company collaborates with Yahoo, Yandex in Russia and Baidu in China. “We look forward to sharing the results next year,” Dixon Thayer says, “2015 will show our continued successful track record of strong financial performance.”


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