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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.
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.
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?
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.
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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