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Mozilla to lay off 250 jobs after covid-19 pandemic affects revenue

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Mozilla's chief executive, Mitchell Baker, said on Tuesday that Mozilla would cut about a quarter of its employees after the coronavirus pandemic reduced the revenue of the browser development company.This layoff will mean that Mozilla will reduce the cost of product functional development and improving developer tools.

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Mr. Baker said Mozilla would make other changes during the budget cuts. It is trying to become more experimental and try new technological ideas faster to promote the development of Internet technology, not just websites and web pages in the traditional sense. Browsers have been at the heart of Netscape since it was a spiritual sequel to netscape more than 20 years ago, and Mozilla is trying to embrace the Internet technology that people actually pay for, which is seen as part of a revolution.

Firefox is Mozilla's most important product and revenue source, because search in the browser can generate advertising revenue from business partners such as Google. But the use of the browser is steadily declining, from about 300 million users a month in 2017 to 210 million today. Mozilla's one layoff in January has cut about 70 jobs, reducing the organization's workforce to about 1000.

Firefox has always been the key to Mozilla, and its mission is to make the Internet an open, private, technology free technology giant. But with the decline in usage, andAppleNo one else is allowed toiPhoneandiPadUsing its own core browser technology on the Internet, as well as the dominance of Google Chrome, Mozilla's influence on the Internet has declined. According to StatCounter, an analytics firm, chrome dominates with 66% of browser usage and is the default browser on Android.

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