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nomii
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nomii,
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11/28/2014 | 4:39:26 AM
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@Mak63: that is a very valid question. I think many people will not have any idea on how to change the search engine back to Google. These will be the same people who didn't know how to install a different browser and kept on using the default windows browser. Some of them will eventually learn how to change the default browser but many of them will just not care.
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Angelfuego,
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11/26/2014 | 11:14:10 PM
Re: Teaming up on the bully
@Pedro, I agree with your statement about many people who love Chrome for the simple interface. I am one of those people. I also agree that Mozilla should explore browsers that can grow and mKe necessary advancers to better serve it's users. I tend to think Askjeeves.com is a prime example of a search engine that is in need of major improvement.
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Angelfuego,
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11/26/2014 | 11:07:25 PM
Re: Teaming up on the bully
@moarsauce123, That is interesting. When I see the advertisements on the Google search results, I do get annoyed. I despise advertisements in emails, on search engine results, magazines pages, ball parks, television commercials, radio commercials, Little League uniforms, billboards, etc. I am extra sensitive to advertisements, because I feel like we are overly bombarded by ads.
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Angelfuego,
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11/26/2014 | 11:02:38 PM
Re: Teaming up on the bully
@Brian, I did not know about that website. I will definitely try it out. Thanks!
Angelfuego
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11/26/2014 | 10:56:10 PM
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I will definitely exercise my right to set Google as my default search engine. Google is my favorite search engine and I am sure I'm not the only one. Google has spread like fire, just like the term, "Google it." Besides my preference for Google as my "go to" search engine, I am really surprised Firefox would drop Google despite their history. Again, the only good thing is that it is non-exclusive and you can set other search engines as your default.
mak63
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mak63,
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11/26/2014 | 8:26:21 PM
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Discounting people here, I wonder, how many people will know how to revert to Google; as the default search engine. And most importantly, would they want/need to?
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asksqn,
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11/25/2014 | 3:23:34 PM
Firefox is becoming MSIE
Given that Firefox has decided to forego everything it ever stood for -open source- by kowtowing to digital rights management from Adobe, I'd say that its mission statement really needs to be revamped to reflect its preference to dump privacy concerns and fair use rights by the wayside in favor of the very industry practices (such as DRM) it previously fought against.

Personally, I use DuckDuckGo dot com.  The search engine that doesn't track you. 
Brian.Dean
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11/24/2014 | 7:20:36 PM
Re: Teaming up on the bully
I think the ads only disappear if startpage is used with the TorBrowser. The TorBrowser seems like a proxy add-on for Firefox and its default search engine is startpage. Since, the browser does not allow cookies and tracking, etc., even Google's search pages is displayed without the old ads.

I also do not use the default search engines, out of habit I just type Google followed by Ctrl+Enter.
Brian.Dean
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11/24/2014 | 7:07:45 PM
Re: Teaming up on the bully
There is a website by the name of searchboth.net. It searches both Google and Yahoo at the same time and displays a split screen view of the results. It requires text to be entered into a single field.

It would be nice if there was a way to securely search multiple search engines while being logged-in as a user. For example, the first 3 pages could be the 1st pages of different search engines.
Brian.Dean
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11/24/2014 | 6:50:01 PM
Re: Firefox.needs to spruce.up its act first.
These search deals could be a good way to monetize a browser and increase the flow of revenue. Different locations of the world have different kinds of trends that take place. Google segments regions as well, by offering Google search local and Google search international. The interesting part will be to see where the new revenue is invested.
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