Earlier on 11th August 2020, the CEO of Mozilla Firefox, Mitchell Baker, wrote in a post that their revenue had been impacted significantly due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which resulted in making their pre-Covid plan impracticable. Mozilla has already laid off around 70 people back in January 2020 and is further laying off its operations in Taipei. However, it is unclear that which of their teams is going to be affected.
The CEO of Mozilla brings up a plan for the company which solely focuses on developing products that the users would want and love to use and building communities in order to increase the revenue streams. Baker also says that the company’s focus will be on the products, including its VPN service, Pocket, privacy and security tools, and its VR chatroom Hubs.
The major part of the money that Mozilla makes comes from dealing with the companies to set their search engines as default in Mozilla Firefox. The major ones include Yandex in Russia, Baidu in China, and Google in the US and more in different parts of the world.
Mozilla had faced a rough time when its market share declined, and one of their most significant projects, like a Firefox smartphone with a Firefox Operating System, failed miserably.
Mozilla is about to lay off around 250 people, which makes a quarter of its workforce. Baker wants Mozilla to build products for the users on the platforms they are already using and meet people where they are.