Which Browser Has Your Back? That Would Be Firefox
Hard on the heels of recent reports that Google's Chrome browser may overtake Firefox by year's end, Mozilla on Monday released its annual “State of Mozilla” report including rosy financial results and a discussion of its efforts moving forward.
Revenues for 2010 were up more than 18 percent to $123.2 million, Mozilla reported, thanks largely to increased royalties from search deals with Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and others, as Computerworld has already pointed out.
That's clearly good news for Mozilla projects including open source Firefox and Thunderbird, but also included in the report is an acknowledgment of the increased challenges Mozilla now faces in the form of increasingly closed and proprietary competitors.