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Mozilla renews Google cash cow deal

Mozilla Corp. has renewed an agreement with Google Inc. that pays the browser maker for assigning Google's search engine as Firefox's default, Mozilla's former CEO said this week.

Last year, Baker said that she would not hesitate to walk away from the lucrative partnership if that was what was necessary to remain independent. "We've spent a lot of time and energy making sure that Google understands that it cannot turn us into an arm of Google," Baker said in an interview with Computerworld in October 2007. "If the protection of [our independence] would come into conflict with Google, or any of our search partners, we would opt for the community who built Firefox and love Firefox."

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