Re: How exactly does Mozilla make royalties from Google?
Ron Hunter <rphunter <at> charter.net>
2010-02-04 08:21:35 GMT
On 2/3/2010 10:03 PM, Michael B. wrote:
> On 02/03/2010 09:51 PM, »Q« wrote:
>> In<news:1aGdnRR57qG3aPTWnZ2dnUVZ_i2dnZ2d <at> mozilla.org>,
>> "Michael B."<Prescience500 <at> gmail.com> wrote:
>>> How exactly does Mozilla make royalties from Google?
>>> Is it per search using either the Firefox Start page or the google
>>> search bar? Is it per search on either that then leads to a paid
>>> click on an advertisement? Are the revenue models for both the same?
>> The contract between the Mozilla Corporation and Google is secret, and
>> AFAIK no one at Mozilla has publicly spelled out the details you're
>> asking about. This lack of openness bugs me, and I hope someone will
>> come along and prove me wrong, so stay tuned.
>> FWIW, MozCorp has contracts with other search providers as well, but
>> most of the revenue comes from Google, at least until the current
>> contract with them expires in 2011. Google's not the default search
>> engine or the default home page for Firefox in some locales.
> Hmm...I had some thoughts on how to increase usage of the Firefox start
> page I wanted to share because I know some people who refuse to use it
> even though the Google's start page. I guess there's not much point in
> saying anything then, lol.
I use the Google page as my start page because it is plain, simple, and
VERY fast. Adding in the extra stuff with the Firefox Google page just
messes up the display with stuff I don't need. I also would suspect