Mozilla hasn't been slouching though, the company's web browser still has a lot of fans but they have to look for ways to earn additional income to grow.
Whether these premium services will appear in a new version of Firefox or be offered as add-ons is still unclear - it seems that will be decided at a later date. According to a t3n interview with CEO Chris Beard, among the possible paid features will include VPN and cloud storage.
As things stand, a built-in VPN and secure cloud storage are the features rumored to be a part of a premium Firefox.
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However, all the services and features that are now offered free will remain free in the future as well, Beard told T3N.
This is an interesting move from Mozilla as we don't see this from companies like Google or Microsoft. There is also sponsored content.
"And the third one we are working on and developing [.] are premium levels for some of these offerings", Beard said.
"We also tested VPN", Beard said, referring to a test Mozilla ran together with ProtonVPN last fall, in the US.More news: Yuvraj Singh, World Cup 2011 hero, announces his retirement from worldwide cricket
We've contacted Mozilla to learn more, and will update this post when there's a response.
Right now, 90 percent of Mozilla's revenue comes from its partnerships with search engine providers, and mainly from its Google deal.
A spokesperson for Mozilla declined to provide further information, stating that details will be revealed in the coming months. Now, Mozilla is reportedly set to release premium, paid-for services in its product this fall.More news: Turkey upset world champions France 2-0 at home