The year has not been kind to Firefox. Once it sat as the darling child and easy alternative to Internet Explorer, but in the last three years since Chrome’s existence times have been tough. Recent reports put Firefox below IE and Chrome as the third most popular browser. The problem for Firefox is it’s most important partner and biggest rival are from the same company: Google.
84% of Firefox’s revenue comes from the Google Search partnership, a partnership that is set to expire this November. This partnership is clearly keeping Mozilla afloat, so the question is how much longer does Google help it’s top competitor? The numbers show Chrome growing and Firefox staying the same. Should Google renew the partnership? Or should they go all in and expect people to move to Chrome?
via The Verge