Mozilla on Tuesday announced that
Google had agreed to a new search referral deal with it
, ending weeks of suspense over the search giant’s willingness to renew the deal ever since it expired last month and allowing the latter to remain the default search provider inside Firefox. This also brings to an end the recent speculation regarding the fate of Firefox, which was seen as being closely linked to the proceeds from the deal.
With Mozilla revealing nothing substantial beyond the fact that it’s a “multi-year” deal, the exact terms of the agreement are likely to remain a mystery until Mozilla releases its 2012 revenue details in late 2013. Just to give you an idea, Mozilla earned 84% of its $123 million revenue in 2010 through its search partnership with Google.
“Under this multi-year agreement, Google Search will continue to be the default search provider for hundreds of millions of Firefox users around the world,” said Gary Kovacs, CEO, Mozilla.
“Mozilla has been a valuable partner to Google over the years and we look forward to continuing this great partnership in the years to come,” said Alan Eustace, Senior Vice President of Search, Google.
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