98% Of Mozilla’s $121 Million In Revenue Comes From Search Royalties

Mozilla released its annual report (PDF) yesterday and reports came in that 98% of the foundation’s revenue comes directly from search partners, including Google, Microsoft and Yahoo.

Mozilla said it earned $121.1 million in revenue in 2010, up 19.3% from 2009′s $101.5 million. Even with the growth of Google Chrome, Mozilla increased revenues through this model in 2010; will it in 2011?

Mozilla said:

The majority of Mozilla’s revenue continues to be generated from the search functionality included in our Mozilla’s Firefox product through all major search partners including Google, Bing, Yahoo, Yandex, Amazon, eBay and others.

Google and Mozilla’s search partnership deal is up for renewal this November, after extending their deal three years ago. We have to assume the deal will be renewed, despite some tension between the two organizations.

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  • TimmyTime

    Barry, will it be a bidding war or what? How does Mozilla decide, considering that quality difference shouldn’t be that much of an issue?

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