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I recently read that Firefox has made its ‘owners’ $76 million in the last year. Not bad for a piece of free software! So how do they do it?

The answer is simple…. everytime we use the search window so neatly supplied, and we use google and we actually go on to buy something google pays Firefox 80% of the click through value!

Wonder if Microsoft have a similar deal with IE 7 and the Google search!

Posted on Monday, May 1, 2006 5:03 PM | Back to top


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This is so right, you seem to have really hit the whole thing for six with this blog!

We are just swapping one bunch of b~*stards for another!
Left by Jim Smith on May 02, 2006 6:36 PM

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i did not know this.. many thnx 4 knowledge bro, also please visit http://www.serioushacker
Left by Vlad on May 19, 2007 7:56 PM

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if they make money they are b~*stards? I use google which works well in a browser that works well both for free find what i want ... but gosh dang them!
Left by The Man? on Nov 26, 2007 8:36 PM

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those lucky muthafukkas onto gold godammit!
Left by howard on Nov 27, 2007 3:49 AM

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I agree. There is no need to hate because I am sure they worked like crazy to get where they are at. Congrats to them. Firefox is quite a good browser.

Alex
P.S. Also...if you have time...I would like to invite you to Beta test a new website
www.QuickieClick.com

Have a great New Year!
Left by Alex on Dec 29, 2007 5:09 AM

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Why is it bad that they or anyone else is making a profit from the products of their labor?
Left by Darrin on Feb 28, 2008 8:00 AM

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:) yeah i agree anything but safari and IE!! i was arguing with a web developer for the company i work for and its like this...

firefox is supported by Linux Mac os and Windows! they obviously have something going for them, especially since the app is free and runs fast as hell and who can forget about the ad block plus! :)

They deserv every penny for it!

-TB~!
Left by TranceBoy on Mar 31, 2008 5:58 AM

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Jim Smith, ; The Man, Howard I Have a message for U..... When U work for someone ... that someone is paying U.. WOULD U DIMWITS WORK FOR FREE ??

Firefox is really an impressive piece of software made by some of the finest software people out there who in turn need to be payed for doing their job..

Instead of just criticizing WHILE U UR SELVES USE PIRATED SOFTWARE ... try to appreciate the good
Left by dc on Jul 02, 2009 4:00 AM

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They deserve their money!!!!!!!! Good business model FIREFOX!!!!!
Left by DeathBoT on Aug 07, 2009 12:00 AM

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firefox is very good, They deserve every penny :)
Left by Worldwide Distributor on Aug 13, 2009 7:59 AM

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Jim, stop being an idiot... go use IE... Firefox took a lot of work. Others like Netscape withered & died... And I am glad I have Firefox for free.
Left by coldtusker on Oct 30, 2009 7:50 PM

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It's really strange for that, but in the same time. it's true
thx
Left by An-Dr on Dec 31, 2009 10:52 PM

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Great way to make money! I was wondering, is it sufficient to keep Mozilla running given that they have some many other free products with out any search box.
Left by Sunil on Jan 04, 2010 1:14 PM

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good is there anyway firefox could make money other than from google.....
guys please make it a informative than rubbish post's
Left by dhanabalan89 on Feb 08, 2010 12:31 AM

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coldtusker,
Netscape source code was the base for Mozilla Firefox.
or in other words Netscape decided to go public and open-source under Mozilla foundation and Firefox name.
Left by iGalin on Aug 27, 2010 6:37 PM

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