Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Google paying Mozilla $300m yearly to avoid Bing, Yahoo

updated 04:25 pm EST, Thu December 22, 2011

Google to pay $300m per year in Mozilla deal

When Google and Mozilla renewed their search royalty deal earlier this week, they didn't reveal that Google will pay $300 million per year, AllThingsD learned. For this amount of money, Google will be the default search engine in Mozilla's Firefox browser. The numbers are a sharp increase from the previous arrangement because of the new competition from Yahoo and Microsoft.

Microsoft's Bing was Google's main rival, and the company's Internet Explorer is still the top Internet browser. Google Chrome is catching up, however. Yahoo was in the running as well, but the price was too high.

In 2010, Google paid $103 million to Mozilla. The old deal expired at the end of November. Mozilla also has partnerships with Amazon, Bing, Yahoo, Yandex, and eBay.



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

  1. facebook_ZIsile

    Via Facebook

    Joined: Dec 2011

    +3

    wordreminder.net

    It would be interesting to know what mozilla's agreements with microsoft may be, and is this how our search engine companies maintain their users? By paying off the browsers we use?



    Publish your freedom ad for free now on WordReminder.net the craigslist alternative

    WordReminder.net the craigslist alternative your ads will be immune to flagging by other users

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro (Early 2015)

Although the new darling of the Apple MacBook line up is the all-new MacBook, Apple has given its popular 13-inch MacBook Pro with Ret ...

Seagate Wireless

It seems like no matter how much internal storage is included today's mobile devices, we, as users, will always find a way to fill the ...

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 (Android, 10.1-inch)

Lenovo is building a bigger name for itself year after year, including its devices expanding beyond desktop computers. The company's l ...

Advertisement

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News