Google and Firefox part IINovember 5th, 2005 by jeremychone
Very interesting. Google just added a referrals program for Firefox and their AdSense service. This is actually a good indicator of Google’s and Mozilla’s tight relationship. It is also great news for the "Open Web," making sure that the Mozilla Firefox "franchise" continue to grow. At a certain point, any Open Source product needs some industry support to continue growing (e.g., Linux with IBM, Intel, and DELL), and Google is definitely a big industry player.
The reference is also well done:
- If you are using Firefox, you are asked to download the Google Toolbar.
- And if you happen to use IE, your are pointed to a "Firefox with Google Toolbar" bundle package.
Today, Opera and Safari users will be pointed to the "Firefox with Google Toolbar." It will be interesting to see if Google will open up its referral program to other browsers.
I am sure we will see more from the Google-Mozilla alliance, and I am definitely looking forward to Google-Firefox, part III.