The browser wars are over. Google and Apple won. Microsoft and Mozilla lost. Microsoft moved to Google’s Chrome, as have many other notable and notorious third tier browsers. Ed Bott:
Microsoft announced it was throwing in the towel on its EdgeHTML development effort and switching to the open-source Chromium engine. That’s a big win for Google, which maintains that codebase and uses it as the core of Google Chrome.
For Apple and WebKit, it doesn’t matter. It matters for the lone wolf, Mozilla and Firefox.
More than 89 percent of Mozilla Corporation’s $562 Million in income in 2017 came from search engine royalties, and almost all that appears to have come from Google.
If Mozilla gets half a billion dollars from Google, how much does Apple get for making Google the default search engine on Safari?