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How does Firefox make money?

Asked by mirza (5042points) July 27th, 2007

i just read that they made $ 100 million last year.

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sferik's avatar

The Mozilla Foundation makes most of its money from Google for referrals from the default Firefox home page and built-in search box.

glial's avatar

Ding Ding Ding you are correct sir!

TysonEdwards's avatar

Mozilla gets donations from it's users, development grants, and advertising revenue from companies like Google.

hoist2k's avatar

as does opera

Vincentt's avatar

…but Opera doesn’t receive an annual amount that makes up most of its income from Google just because they use it as default search engine in the search box. In fact, this search box was also considered as a strong point for Firefox so it’s a double-win for Mozilla :)
Now that I mention it: Firefox doesn’t make money, the Mozilla Foundation/Corporation (don’t know which one) does.

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