Google will remain the default search engine in the Firefox browser for at least three years. Google pays developer Mozilla 400 million dollars a year for this.
Mozilla confirms the extension of the partnership with Google against ZDNet, but does not go into details. They may still come when Mozilla publishes its financial report this fall.
If the numbers are correct, that’s a hefty sum for a browser with a low market share. Google has a firm grip on the market with its Chrome browser.
Despite the deal with Google, Mozilla has to lay off a quarter of its staff. Too little income is coming in from commercially viable products and services.