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Mozilla and Google sign deal to keep Google default search engine on Firefox
Mozilla and Google sign deal to keep Google default search engine on Firefox
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Mozilla has confirmed that they've renewed their search partnership with Google keeping the Google search engine the default for the Mozilla Firefox browser. Official numbers from Mozilla have shown that Google has paid $430 million under the previous deal in 2018.

A spokesperson for Mozilla has stated that: "Mozilla’s search partnership with Google is ongoing, with Google as the default search provider in the Firefox browser in many places around the world. We've recently extended the partnership, and the relationship isn't changing."

Technology • Internet & Web
Mozilla announces that they will layoff around 250 employees
Mozilla announces that they will layoff around 250 employees

The Mozilla Corporation has announced that around 250 employees will lose their jobs as part of a restructuring. According to the announcement "economic conditions resulting from the global pandemic have significantly impacted" the revenue of the corporation.

Earlier in 2020 around 70 employees had already lost their jobs.

Mozilla CEO Mitchell Baker has stated that: "Though we’ve been talking openly with our employees about the need for change — including the likelihood of layoffs — since the spring, it was no easier today when these changes became real. I desperately wish there was some other way to set Mozilla up for long term success in building a better internet".