A timely browser market reality check, but I’m surprised the author didn’t speculate about the implications of market share(Chrome + Firefox) > market share (IE)
By definition, browser share is a zero-sum game
From a financial perspective, Mozilla, maker of the open source Firefox browser, is virtually a wholly owned subsidiary of Google. Through a deal in which Google is the default search engine for Firefox, the search giant provided 84% of Mozilla's revenue in 2010, according to its annual report (pdf). That's more than $100 million.