How does Firefox make money?

Firefox, the biggest threat to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, continues to eat market share for being a reliable and competent web browser. Behind Firefox is the Mozilla Foundation.

But the real power behind Firefox may actually be Google. AdSense revenues from the cute little Google search bar on Firefox has helped Mozilla in no small ways. In fact, 85 percent of Mozilla Foundation’s $66.8-million revenues in 2006 came from Google. (The figure was up from $52.9-million in 2005)

Read more from Larry Dignan’s ZDNet blog.