Google Mozilla Deal Renewed for 3 More Years To Keep Google Default Search In Firefox

By Chris Crum at WebProNews

Guess that door isn’t open for Bing after all

The future of Google’s relationship with Mozilla was called into question earlier this month. It looked like the deal might not get renewed, which brought about some speculation that Microsoft could jump in and pick up some easy search market share for Bing. That could have been a very big deal for Bing, if all of that had played out.

Now, you can forget about all of that. It’s not happening. Google and Mozilla have renewed their deal.

Mozilla has posted the following message on its blog:

We’re pleased to announce that we have negotiated a significant and mutually beneficial revenue agreement with Google. This new agreement extends our long term search relationship with Google for at least three additional years.

“Under this multi-year agreement, Google Search will continue to be the default search provider for hundreds of millions of Firefox users around the world,” said Gary Kovacs, CEO, Mozilla.

“Mozilla has been a valuable partner to Google over the years and we look forward to continuing this great partnership in the years to come,” said Alan Eustace, Senior Vice President of Search, Google.

The specific terms of this commercial agreement are subject to traditional confidentiality requirements, and we’re not at liberty to disclose them.

Well, at least Firefox can still use Bing if they want. In fact, Mozilla even has a special version of Firefox for “Bing enthusiasts.”

At the beginning of the month, a report came out indicating that Google Chrome had overtaken Firefox in users.

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