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Mozilla reveals 2008 revenue, rumors say Firefox coming to PS3

By Matthew ยท 12 replies
Nov 19, 2009
  1. The Mozilla Foundation has revealed some financial figures from last year, showing 5% rise in revenue to $79 million during 2008. Much of that money came from the foundation's search ad deal with Google, which currently lasts through 2011.

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  2. That would be awesome if Firefox became the browser of the PS3. It'd be much less likely Hulu would block that, if it meant cutting off a large part of their pc audience that also use firefox.

  3. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,182

    Hulu probably blocks based on the platform detected, not simply the browser.
  4. DragonMaster

    DragonMaster TS Rookie Posts: 323

    Well, the PS3 browser is already Mozilla-based. It just won't be an outdated version anymore.
  5. "Unfortunately, that growth has tapered off dramatically in the last couple of years."

    It's not really unfortunate. We don't optimize for revenue and we're doing quite OK with the revenue we are generating today. We're growing as fast as ever by building an always improving Web browser that more than 300 million people love using. That's where we optimize.

    If we wanted to optimize for revenue, we'd sell search to the highest bidder and make orders of magnitude more money, but that's not what we're about. We're about providing the best possible experience to the largest possible audience and I think Firefox is doing quite well at that.

    - A
  6. This is probably a rumor. If this is happening, it's all Sony. Mozilla is not involved. Then again, because Firefox is open source, Sony is free to take our code and do great things with it. I think Firefox would make a fine PS3 browser.
  7. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 3,366   +1,817

    I might become their best marketing move since Slim got out. Too bad i don't own a console though i would like to buy a PS3 in the near future.
  8. "Well, the PS3 browser is already Mozilla-based"

    No, it really isn't. It's the craptastic NetFront browser used on many cell phones.
  9. Now this i would rather have than stupid facebook.
  10. Nirkon

    Nirkon TS Enthusiast Posts: 202

    Well its days like these when you can say 'thank god for google'...
    or we'll probably be binging on our firefoxs... XD
  11. RealXboxMaster

    RealXboxMaster TS Rookie Posts: 139

    Nobody really uses the PS3 for browsing the net. PS3 was design to do 2 things ( PLay Games and Blu-Ray. That's why we have Pc's to do that.
  12. no it's not, it's based on the netfront browser for phones
  13. hheemmpp

    hheemmpp TS Rookie

    I love the Firefox browser on my computer but imagine it on a PS3, *gruel*
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