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Joe Stanganelli
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11/22/2014 | 11:21:00 AM
Re: Teaming up on the bully
Just checked out startpage.com... definitely "Powered by Google"...but the same ads appear.  At least for me.
moarsauce123
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11/22/2014 | 8:53:39 AM
Re: Teaming up on the bully
I use startpage.com - same results as from Google, but without the tracking and most of the paid for advertisement masquerading as 'search results'.
nomii
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11/22/2014 | 7:53:47 AM
Re: Firefox.needs to spruce.up its act first.

@Ashu I believe tha its a story of complementing two struggling entities and may be a joint venture will give them some atability and effectiveness that was once their forte. I believe that its right for the firms to endevour and try different options to keep their buisness running and profit margin increasing.

nomii
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11/22/2014 | 7:48:12 AM
Re: Teaming up on the bully

@Pedro I believe that its people experience with the browser that made them think whether its effective for them or not. I am using mozilla and feeling that chrome is not of my type. I am not sure what you are actually refering to. Please can you elaborate for my better understanding. Thanks :)

PedroGonzales
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11/21/2014 | 6:53:49 PM
Re: Teaming up on the bully
I really hope the people at Mozilla start to really think about how their browser can grow in this day and age.  If they don't, other browsers will continue to offer services that they do not provide.  I know many people who love chrome becuase of its simple interface.
Ashu001
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11/21/2014 | 11:10:40 AM
Re: Firefox.needs to spruce.up its act first.
Gary,

I understand your reasoning.

I continue to hold out Hope that Firefox would be able to right the sinking ship.

DId you notice the Search Deal was only for the US?

They got seperate Search partners in both China and Russia.

I have a feeling they might settle for some other partners in other major markets like Europe,India and Brazil.

 
Ashu001
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11/21/2014 | 11:04:42 AM
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Joe,

I think that's the best way of looking at this issue.

They(Mozilla) wants to earn money of Firefox but also want to look good doing it.

 
Joe Stanganelli
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11/21/2014 | 7:51:52 AM
Re: Teaming up on the bully
The funny thing is, I don't even pay attention to the Firefox homepage search.  I tend to just immediately type in "Google.com" as a matter of habit.
Joe Stanganelli
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11/21/2014 | 7:47:39 AM
Bah
Independence schmindependence.  It's all about Google competing with Firefox with Chrome.  If they really prioritized all that independence open-source kumbaya stuff, they'd have gone with DuckDuckGo.

I'm guessing that Yahoo outbid Microsoft, and that was that.
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11/21/2014 | 7:15:40 AM
Re: Teaming up on the bully
@jgherbert: Teaming up with the wrong kind of web search giant can lead to even less number of people using the mozilla firefox. Although it is not deal breaking, but most people would unconsciously type "triple-w.google.com" before they can make a search, but teaming up with Yahoo that too for a population base that is homely with google, doesn't seem right.
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