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Last year Mozilla's revenue went up 4.9% to $329M, 90% came from Google and Yahoo

By dkpope ยท 6 replies
Nov 26, 2015
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  1. [parsehtml]<p><img src="https://www.techspot.com/images2/news/bigimage/2015/11/2015-11-26-image-11.jpg" /></p> <p>Mozilla just released its financial report for 2014, showing a small revenue increase. VentureBeat reports that <a href="http://venturebeat.com/2015/11/25/mozillas-2014-annual-report-revenue-up-4-9-to-329m-90-came-from-google-and-yahoo/">90 percent of that revenue</a> came from Google and Yahoo.</p> <p>For years, Mozilla has made a lot of their money from a sponsorship agreement with Google. Mozilla made Google Firefox&rsquo;s default search engine and Google paid them for it. Last year that deal came to an end and a new five-year deal with Yahoo took over. Basically, it works like this: You type in a search, and then Google or Yahoo makes some money off AdSense ads. Then some of that money would come to Mozilla as part of a revenue-sharing deal.</p> <p>In the report (<a href="https://static.mozilla.com/moco/en-US/pdf/Mozilla_Audited_Financials_2014.pdf">PDF</a>), the numbers for 2014 breaks down like this. Mozilla Foundation and its subsidiaries made $311 million in revenue in 2012 and $314 million in 2013. In 2014, the number was $329 million (just less than a 5 percent increase.) Expenses went up by 7.6 percent in 2014 to $318 million.</p> <p>These numbers come from before the Google deal ended, and now Mozilla says it isn&rsquo;t getting anything from them. Google is still the default search engine in Europe, but Denelle Dixon-Thayer, Mozilla&#39;s chief business and legal officer, <a href="http://www.cnet.com/news/firefox-maker-mozilla-we-dont-need-googles-money-anymore/">told CNET</a> that &quot;We don&#39;t have a commercial relationship with Google at this point.&quot;</p> <p>It will be interesting to see how Mozilla does as it moves forward without depending on one search engine (and their money) alone.</p> <p class="grey">Image Credit: <a href="http://www.shutterstock.com/gallery-546268p1.html?cr=00&amp;pl=edit-00">Evan Lorne</a> / <a href="http://www.shutterstock.com/editorial?cr=00&amp;pl=edit-00">Shutterstock.com</a></p><p><a rel='alternate' href='https://www.techspot.com/news/62935-last-year-mozilla-revenue-went-up-49-329m.html' target='_blank'>Permalink to story.</a></p><p class='permalink'><a rel='alternate' href='https://www.techspot.com/news/62935-last-year-mozilla-revenue-went-up-49-329m.html'>https://www.techspot.com/news/62935-last-year-mozilla-revenue-went-up-49-329m.html</a></p>[/parsehtml]
  2. AnonymousSurfer

    AnonymousSurfer TS Guru Posts: 452   +40

    $329M is a nice paycheck for you pocket. Who knew that Yahoo would be able to make Mozilla more than Google could.
  3. DjKraid

    DjKraid TS Guru Posts: 544   +21

    If Yahoo becomes the default search engine for Firefox then I'll give the same treatement to Firefox as I have given to Payday 2 after the microtransactions...
  4. drjekelmrhyde

    drjekelmrhyde TS Addict Posts: 232   +56

    Isn't Yahoo still powered by Bing?
  5. Brotherz

    Brotherz TS Enthusiast Posts: 24

  6. Well, it was inevitable. Google released it's Chome browser so less need for Firefox. I wouldn't mind if they pulled out a Firefox email service.
  7. Theinsanegamer

    Theinsanegamer TS Evangelist Posts: 607   +550

    Yahoo has been the default search engine for firefox for almost a year.

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