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SachinEE
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11/21/2014 | 6:58:56 AM
Re: Firefox.needs to spruce.up its act first.
"But teaming up with - Yahoo?? When I do a (Google!) search on anything, if a response under Answers.Yahoo comes up, I usually don't even bother to look at at, because the answers have all too often turned out to be nonsense. My ancient yahoo email address is practcally useless because Yahoo refuses to do anything about Spam. Yahoo customer support is useless, and their users groups are especially weak.

And, yes, Firefox has been crashing way to much of late.


This is a very sad case of the blind leading the blind."

Hopefully this change would not be bothering the rest of the world that uses google as the default search engine. I mainly use Firefox because of the system stability it offers me. Firefox also offers less system crashes because of the Gecko engine it was made in. The Blink engine surely is a home for bluescreens because if your BIOS isn't updated then any Blink Engine supported browser (that includes the google chrome) will crash your system.
Gary_EL
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11/21/2014 | 1:01:06 AM
Re: Firefox.needs to spruce.up its act first.
But teaming up with - Yahoo?? When I do a (Google!) search on anything, if a response under Answers.Yahoo comes up, I usually don't even bother to look at at, because the answers have all too often turned out to be nonsense. My ancient yahoo email address is practcally useless because Yahoo refuses to do anything about Spam. Yahoo customer support is useless, and their users groups are especially weak.

And, yes, Firefox has been crashing way to much of late.


This is a very sad case of the blind leading the blind.
Charlie Babcock
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11/20/2014 | 11:53:00 PM
Ah, no, let's not conduct each search twice
JG Herbert: That's a negative. I don't execute each search twice. What, have you found a way to add hours to the day?
jgherbert
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11/20/2014 | 11:08:37 PM
Re: Google still has an edge
@Charlie Babcock> "I use both search engines in the interest of diversity and choice"

 

Are you saying you search each term twice using different browsers? I like the idea, but I hate the reality of having to repeat everything I do :-/
jgherbert
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11/20/2014 | 11:07:23 PM
Re: Teaming up on the bully
@Thoma Claburn> Yeah, I think investing an enormous amount of money in their search tech would be very useful indeed. The problem is that whatever people might think of the behemoth that is Google, they're rather good at what they do...
jgherbert
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11/20/2014 | 10:59:43 PM
Re: Teaming up on the bully
@pedrogonzales> Firefox is a good browser, but for a long time now it has followed a well trodden path of browser bloat. Chrome's popularity was, I believe, largely based upon the speed it brought to the table when it was new. Chrome is slowing down a bit, but is still great. Firefox? It used to be my "go to" browser; now it's rarely installed except where it for some reason works around a particular problem for me. That's a sad state of affairs.

 
Charlie Babcock
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11/20/2014 | 8:32:01 PM
Google still has an edge
I use both search engines in the interest of diversity and choice, but Google still has a big edge over Bing. I'll stick with Firefox but it may regret this move if enough browser users don't like it. Reminds me of Lotus 1-2-3 dragging its feet on a version for Windows, cause it heard Microsoft was willing to compete in spreadsheets. We know how that one turned out.
Thomas Claburn
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11/20/2014 | 6:50:40 PM
Re: Teaming up on the bully
I'm hoping Yahoo is willing to invest in its own search technology to once again challenge Google in search. Right now, Bing is the only other serious challenger and it's just not sufficiently better to warrant changing, at least for me.
mejiac
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11/20/2014 | 2:42:07 PM
Re: What's Google's stance on Do Not Track?
@kstaron,

The fact that I get reports from Google telling me where I've been, how many searches I've done, email count...etc etc...I don't think the "Do Not Track" statement is set in stone.

But the way I see it.... because of the fact that mobile phones, in order to provide accurate information, do require to provide the current location of the user, it's one of those necessary evils.
mejiac
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11/20/2014 | 2:39:52 PM
Re: Teaming up on the bully
@TerryB,

An important factor to consider is that most (if not all) mobile web searches are peformed by Google, and are most of the time the default option (unless the user changes it).

Like you said, just "Google it", or simply shout "Ok Google" (which my kids love)
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