Category: Finances

Weekly Browsers Recap, November 22nd

By | November 22, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, November 22nd

Microsoft Caught Cheating in the Sunspider Benchmark
Oh boy, here we go again.

Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview 7 Released
Screams for more performance.
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Mozilla’s 2009 Financial Statement

By | November 19, 2010 | 13 Comments

Mozillas 2009 Financial Statement

34% increase in revenue.

For the calendar year 2009, Mozilla reported revenue of $104 million, up 34% from the year 2008 $78 million.

According to the statement, a whopping 97% of Mozilla’s income comes from the search deals. Unfortunately, company did not disclose the percentage of searches it sends to each search provider.
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Opera Blames Weather

By | November 18, 2010 | 63 Comments

Opera Software Q3 2010 Financial Results

Just when you think you’ve seen it all.

According to the latest Opera Software financial report, company saw a modest desktop users drop over the period of last two quarters.

What could be the reason for this?
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Opera Software Q3 2010 Financial Results

By | November 18, 2010 | 7 Comments

Opera Software Q3 2010 Financial Results

Recently, Opera Software has reported their Q3 2010 financial results.

Revenues continued to increase for the desktop browser, while Internet devices saw a 2% decrease (Q2 vs. Q3).

Opera Mini user base keeps growing while desktop browser lost more users.
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XMarks Shutting Down

By | September 28, 2010 | 0 Comments known as FoxMarks, a popular bookmark synchronization service XMarks will shut down on January 10, 2011.

Apparently, over 2 million users were not enough for a company to monetize them. As stated by XMarks co-founder, premium services were also not an option, especially when such features are already available (free of charge) from both, Firefox and Google Chrome developers.

Synchronization services will

Thanks to Geek and Nox for the news tip.

Opera Software Q2 2010 Financial Results

By | August 25, 2010 | 141 Comments

Today, Opera Software has reported Q2 2010 financial results. As you will see, results are mixed up, with total revenues down 2% (Q on Q) and 4% when comparing 1H vs 2H. On the other hand, desktop browser revenue has increased by 20-30%.

Opera Software Q2 2010 Financial Results
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Mozilla’s 2008 Financial Statements

By | November 24, 2009 | 0 Comments

Few days ago, Mozilla Foundation has revealed their financial results for the year 2008.

Mozilla's 2008 Financial Statements

As you can see, revenue is growing as well as software development expenses.

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Opera Software Q2 2009 Financial Results

By | August 28, 2009 | 1 Comment

Opera Software Q1 2009 Financial ResultsToday Opera Software has revealed Q2 2009 financial results.

Some of the highlights:
Desktop users grew by 65% in 2Q vs 2Q08
29.1 million monthly users of Opera Mini in July 2009 (up 145% vs July 2008), which generated over 12 billion viewed pages (up over 223% vs July 2008)

Revenue (millions):
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Opera Software Q1 2009 Financial Results

By | May 29, 2009 | 0 Comments

As reported earlier, Opera Software has released Q1 2009 financial results.

Some of the highlights:
Opera Desktop: User growth up 64% since Q1 2008
Opera Mini: User growth up 157% since Q1 2008, 23.4 million monthly users

Opera Desktop: up 103% since Q1 2008
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Web Grows Without Profit

By | April 28, 2009 | 0 Comments

New York times has published an interesting article about online companies profits.

Since web browser makers biggest revenue source is search, this will give you an insight on how important certain countries are, or to put it simply: is market share really important?

Although article talks on bandwidth costs for fast developing countries, it also provides some details on ad rates. As you might guess, browser makers gets paid for clicks on ads in search results page.

“Facebook is booming in Turkey and Indonesia. YouTube’s audience has nearly doubled in India and Brazil.

That may seem like good news. But it is also a major reason these and other Web companies with big global audiences and renowned brands struggle to turn even a tiny profit.”