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How Much Money Did Firefox Make From Google in 2005?
There’s some interesting speculations and idle gossip swirling around the Web today about how much money Firefox made from Google last year. Jason Calacanis gave his input:
“Mozilla Corporation makes all that money because of the Google Search box on the top right. If you search with that box (which I do all day long) and you click on the Google ads on the results page Firefox gets ~80% of that. They also have Amazon in the search box, and other services that I’m sure kick them back some affiliate fees. Brilliant.”
And Jeremy Zawodny also weighed in, posing this intriguing question: “Makes you wonder how much Microsoft income is derived from Search in Internet Explorer, doesn’t it?”