Mozilla’s Relationship with Google Gets “Complicated”
When the company that supplies 88% of your revenue, launches a competing product, labeling the situation as "complicated" is a bit of an understatement, wouldn’t you say?
"Complicated" is the word chosen by Mozilla’s CEO to describe Google’s foray into the web browser business.
"We have a fine and reasonable relationship," John Lilly, Mozilla’s CEO, said in an interview last week. "But I’d be lying if I said that things weren’t more complicated than they used to be."
With Google Chrome now out of beta, and Mozilla’s Firefox already battling Microsoft’s Internet Explorer for market share, the last thing Mozilla needs is this double threat. A threat to its market share, and its revenue.
Of course, Mozilla needn’t worry. Google will simply make the claim that it’s not a competitor–then quietly gobble up all that Mozilla has.
Have you switch to Google Chrome? If so, what browser did you convert from?
PS. 4.68% of MP readers used Google Chrome over the past 30 days–up from 3.39%.