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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 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 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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Firefox to finally hit Android Honeycomb tablets

Firefox to finally hit Android Honeycomb tablets

Mozilla is finally going to launch its popular Firefox web browser on the Android Honeycomb platform. Although Firefox has been available to Android, it has thus far only supported phones and not tablets. This new Firefox for Honeycomb will be an evolution of the phone version with added features that take advantage of the larger screen size.

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Firefox 5 First Rapid-Release Version Out Now

Firefox 5 First Rapid-Release Version Out Now

Mozilla has just released Firefox 5 today after only a few short months since the previous version launched. The predecessor was deemed as the last major release version before Mozilla embarks on a Google Chrome model that will bring shorter faster release cycles. Rather than having new features sit waiting for a major release, now smaller bundles of new features will be pushed out as they become ready, making for new releases as quick as every six weeks.

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Firefox 4 for Android released: 3x faster than stock browser [Video]

Firefox 4 for Android released: 3x faster than stock browser [Video]

Mozilla has released Firefox 4 for Android, with the company promising that the new browser is up to three times faster than the stock Android browser. That's thanks to new JavaScript engine tweaks, but there's also support for tabbed browsing, Firefox Sync and add-ons.

Video demo after the cut

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Mozilla introduces Firefox 4 with new streamlined design

Mozilla introduces Firefox 4 with new streamlined design

Mozilla has released Firefox 4, and it's got a new streamlined designs with some pretty slick features. The new version of the popular open source browser is available for all Windows, OSX and Linux platforms in more than 80 languages. It will also be coming to Android smartphones in the near future. Let's take a look at some of the design changes and new features ...

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Mozilla Firefox 4 Final Version Expected March 22

Mozilla Firefox 4 Final Version Expected March 22

Last time we reported that Mozilla will be speeding up their update cycles to smaller more frequent updates similar to Google's Chrome model with Firefox 4 being their final large update. And now there is a confirmed date of March 22 for the final version to drop.

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Firefox 4 To Be Final Major Update, Quicker Chrome-Like Updates Ahead

Firefox 4 To Be Final Major Update, Quicker Chrome-Like Updates Ahead

Mozilla will change the way they update their browser after the release of Firefox 4 and will take on a more Chrome-like release model. Mozilla has been releasing only major updates over the last six years while Google's Chrome has already hit version 9 after only two years. With this final major release, Mozilla plans to do smaller, quicker releases as soon as new features are available rather than holding them back for a larger update.

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