Google will remain as the Default Search Engine for Firefox

Most of the revenue of the company Mozilla, the owner of the browser Firefox, come from search engine companies such as Google. The likeness of these companies pay Mozilla to make their search engine the default of their browser.

In relation to this, it has been reported that Firefox is going to keep the widely known search engine Google as its default until at least 2023.

This is since, both of the company, the Mozilla and Google have extended their deal. And the said news has been recently confirmed by The Verge.

“Mozilla’s search partnership with Google is ongoing, with Google as the default search provider in the Firefox browser in many places around the world. We’ve recently extended the partnership, and the relationship isn’t changing.”

– Mozilla spokesperson Justin O’Kelly said in an email to The Verge

The said deal, as reported by DZNet, will costs an estimate of around $400 million to $450 million per year.

What else is up About Mozilla these Days?

Other than Mozilla’s extended partnership with Google, the company has just made another move.

On August 11, 2020, as revealed by Mitchell Baker, the Chief Executive Officer, Chairwoman of Mozilla Foundation, they did a significant restructuring which include a reduction in their workforce by approximately 250 people.

“Economic conditions resulting from the global pandemic have significantly impacted our revenue. As a result, our pre-COVID plan was no longer workable…

…I desperately wish there was some other way to set Mozilla up for long term success in building a better internet.”

– Mitchell Baker, Chief Executive Officer, Chairwoman of Mozilla Foundation, August 11, 2020

Going forward, the Mozilla team will be smaller, but according to Baker, they will organizing themselves, experiment more, adjust more quickly, and will join with allies outside of their organization.

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The Verge, ZDNet, Mozilla, Forbes

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