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mejiac
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11/20/2014 | 2:36:46 PM
Re: Teaming up on the bully
@Michelle @Shane,

Agreed... and perhaps some additional functionality that Yahoo may be offering as part of it's intentations to get back on the band wagon
mejiac
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mejiac,
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11/20/2014 | 2:35:20 PM
Re: Teaming up on the bully
@PedroGonzales,

I agree... many web services will behave better (or worse) in firefox.

Firefox does have many perks that I do like, but I'll admit, Chrome has features (which din't have to be turned on individually or after installation) to work really well (like importing all bookmarks and keeping web history in sync with different devices)

Another important factor is that chrome (like Safari) are able to transition between devices very easilly.

 
TerryB
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11/20/2014 | 2:24:06 PM
Re: Teaming up on the bully
Search is a weird beast to judge. How do you know what it didn't find that another search engine might have found? I'm certainly not going to feed the same search into multiple services to try and judge that. So I've kind of stuck with Google just because it was first good one.

Search engines in general though have been awesome for my job. I remember having stacks of technical manuals in my office, which I actually had to read!. Now, you need to know something or get some weird error, just "Google" it.

As a developer that writes for browsers, I'd sure wish we only had one. Even if it sucked! :-) But I guess the browser USERS might have different opinion...
PedroGonzales
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11/20/2014 | 12:53:31 PM
Re: Teaming up on the bully
I agree. Google is taking a lot of ground not just in search but in Mozilla's domain which are browsers.  A lot of people are adopting Google Chrome as their main Browser. I still believe that there are many things Mozilla does that other browsers do not. They have a huge library of add on that can fit the needs of any person.
Michelle
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11/20/2014 | 11:19:28 AM
Re: Teaming up on the bully
@Shane you're probably right about that. Chrome may be one of the top reason's they've decided to go with Yahoo over Google. 
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11/20/2014 | 10:39:29 AM
What's Google's stance on Do Not Track?
Good to know Firefox has gotten Yahoo to respect the Do Not Track. Makes me feel even better about Firefox. I wonder, what is Google's position on it? And is that the reason Firefox went with Yahoo?
Shane M. O'Neill
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11/20/2014 | 9:58:36 AM
Teaming up on the bully
Seems like a case of the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Google slowly became Mozilla's enemy as the Chrome browser grew in popularity. And I'm sure Google managed to piss off Mozilla in other ways we'll never know about.
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11/20/2014 | 9:25:35 AM
Firefox.needs to spruce.up its act first.
This is definitely an interesting development which clearly shows the hunger of both mozilla and yahoo to stay relevant in the game lest the colossus known as Google blows them away. what disappoints me most about recent versions of firefox is its crash frequency,which has a lot to do with flash player. Unless firefox up the game here (&yahoo in search),they bought risk falling further behind the big two here.
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