Microsoft partners with Mozilla to fight Google.
In the ongoing browser wars and domination for advertisement money on search engine results, Microsoft’s partnership with Mozilla is paying off with the recently released Firefox that exclusively uses Bing as its search engine. The new Firefox with Bing initiative gives Microsoft an edge with both IE 9 and Firefox using Bing as their default search engines.
If you look at StatCounter, you’ll notice that this move doesn’t exactly come as a surprise, with both Microsoft and Mozilla losing market share to Google’s Chrome browser. Right now Internet Explorer holds the lead with a 41.66% global market share, while Firefox has 26.79%. Google’s Chrome has 23.61% which may not seem like much, if the trends of IE and Firefox going down and Chrome going up continue, Google could well be dominating the browser, and therefore Search Engine world by this time next year.
Time will tell whether this partnership between Microsoft and Mozilla will pay out or not, but the browser wars have just gotten more fascinating than ever, with actual numbers supporting Google’s rise to world domination.