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Google to pay Mozilla almost $300 million per year in search deal to outdo Microsoft and Yahoo

Google to pay Mozilla almost $300 million per year in search deal to outdo Microsoft and Yahoo

AllThingsD has reported that Google will be on track to pay an impressive $300 million per year to Mozilla, for when Google and Mozilla renewed their search royalty deal, earlier this week. This exorbitant amount of money will allow Google to be the default search engine in Mozilla's Firefox web browser. The deal has apparently climbed to this figure, from previous deals, due to Yahoo and Microsoft's Bing search engine, which have provided ample competition, until now.

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Firefox 9 support for Android arrives on tablets

Firefox 9 support for Android arrives on tablets

Mozilla's had a lot to put on their plate this week, from releasing a new beta version of their desktop web browser, to renewing a monumental (at least for themselves) search agreement with Google (and averting an impressive 84% loss in revenue in the process). Here's something more to add to all that; an all-new version of Firefox (9) for Android, replete with a demo video from Mozilla which we've posted for all of you to check out after the break.

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Firefox Google deal renewed, 84% revenue loss avoided

Firefox Google deal renewed, 84% revenue loss avoided

Not that we ever though Google would really abandon its best buddy in the world Mozilla, but the news that Firefox would lose 84% of its revenue certainly came as a shock to us as it was reported earlier this month - it appears now though that this disaster for the big red panda was a false alarm, Google renewing their contract for a further three years. Kind of reminds you of Jurassic Park, doesn't it? Financial terms were not disclosed, but the Silicon Valley nonprofit software makers whose most famous product is the web browser itself are certainly high-fiving one another today as Google remains the default search engine for the browser.

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Firefox 9 Beta available now

Firefox 9 Beta available now

The web browser with the cutest icon on the planet, no disputes necessary, has been released in a Beta version of its ninth iteration - Firefox 9 Beta is it's name, and new features and stability is its game. What you'll be getting here is first and foremost a brand new Type Inference, this significantly improving JavaScript performance and therefor your entire web-browsing experience across the board. You'll also get improved standard support for such gems as HTML5, MathML, and everyone's favorite: CSS, amongst a slew of additional features.

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Firefox loses Google contract producing 84% of its revenue

Firefox loses Google contract producing 84% of its revenue

For a long time Firefox from Mozilla was the second most popular web browser right being Internet Explorer from Microsoft. Over the last year, Mozilla has been hit hard in the browser wars with key workers leaving the firm and it has been struggling with some issues that have seen users of Firefox defect to competing browsers like Chrome.

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Firefox 8 available now, we go hands-on

Firefox 8 available now, we go hands-on

It's time for the next big version of one of the most popular web browsers on earth, Firefox 8, and though the drop in OFF setting for ad-ons are certainly the most talked-about feature for the system thus far, we'll be going through the whole big couple of handfuls of new features one by one. What it appears Mozilla is trying to do here is make the web browser as friendly, interactive, and involving as possible to make sure you use it and nothing else to watch the web. Tabs up, apps down!

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Firefox 8 up for FTP download now

Firefox 8 up for FTP download now

It's time to upgrade your Firefox web browser, ladies and gentlemen, and it won't be the same peaches and cream automatic update you're used to - this one's FTP. That means Mozilla has the files you need to update your Firefox to the next version, but at the moment you'll have to manually download them from their servers and load it up yourself. In the near future (November 8th to be precise) you'll have the automatic download working, so no worries if you don't feel like traveling down the dark path.

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Firefox 7 released with improved memory usage

Firefox 7 released with improved memory usage

Mozilla released Firefox 7 today that promises to deliver a faster web browsing experience largely thanks to a much improved memory management system. The browser has always been more of a hog in that aspect and slow to boot in comparison to rivals, but that's starting to change. This new release should be noticeably speedier in several areas, including startup time, tab opening, and HTML5 content.

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