Mozilla Earns $104 Million

It’s often easy to forget that even though Mozilla gives away its flagship product, the Firefox web browser, Mozilla itself still generates millions in revenues from Firefox usage.

Mozilla today publicly released its financial statements for 2009, reporting $104 million in revenue for the year. The 2009 revenue tally is a 34 percent increase over 2008, when Mozilla reported $78 million.

Mozilla’s revenues have been on a steep rise over last four years. Back in 2005, Mozilla reported revenues of only $53 million. The increase in revenue comes as new challenges arise from competitive browsers and mobile platforms.

“The majority of Mozilla revenue continues to be generated from the search functionality included in Mozilla’s Firefox product from organizations such as Google, Yahoo, Yandex, Amazon, EBay and a handful of others,” Mozilla stated in annual report.

Read more at Datamation

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