Since the launch of Chrome, relations between Mozilla and Google were affected. And although contract between them expires on 2011, Michael Baker, the CEO of Mozilla considered the possibility of search contract end. As they are not completely sure about Google’s plans to renew it. As the result, they are started to look for alternatives.
Many analysts consider it as a good movement because during Chrome growth, Mozilla will depend on Google Inc. more than Google does on Firefox. Selling default search engine spot in Firefox would be both, beneficial and not. Search giants such as Yahoo or Live would pay much more than Google do. However, how many of Firefox users would actually use a new search provider?
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TechCrunch is reporting that the upcoming version of social browser Flock will be built on Google’s Chrome platform.
Why they are dumping Mozilla’s Firefox? While there are no official statements on this decision, TechCrunch writes:
“Sources say that they’ve become frustrated with Mozilla’s lack of attention to Flock’s needs. One source says Flock felt like the “red headed step child of the Mozilla development community.” Sources are also saying that Flock feels that Google Chrome is far easier to work with than Firefox.” Continue Reading
Well, it looks like Google has joined Mozilla in the Microsoft and EU antitrust case as a 3rd party.
Sundar Pichai said:
“This is because Internet Explorer is tied to Microsoft’s dominant computer operating system, giving it an unfair advantage over other browsers. Compare this to the mobile market, where Microsoft cannot tie Internet Explorer to a dominant operating system, and its browser therefore has a much lower usage”
There are also some interesting comments over there, for instance: Continue Reading
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Back in 2006 Google sued Microsoft for including its Live Search as a default search engine provider in Internet Explorer. Claiming that users should be able to “make choices” (even if that was few seconds job to change it). What I am more concerned is the fact that Microsoft is being sued all over when there is actually “a choice”.
But what about other companies? Well, let’s take a look to Apple and Opera Software this time. Continue Reading
If you are using Safari, Opera or any other web browser which doesn’t support official StumbeUpon toolbar, don’t worry yet. There are few tools with less, same and even more functionalities that are officially supported in the toolbar.
Here are some tips on how to get use the toolbar. They will work independently of the OS:
TechCrunch published an interesting article on the recent “Browsers are Hot Again!” panel. Representatives from Microsoft, Google, Mozilla and Opera were invited.
Here is an excerpt from the article on their vision:
P.S. Internet Explorer 8 RC is going to be released within few weeks.
It looks like Mozilla is trying some other players as well. As for now, Firefox default search engine for Russian language users will be Yandex instead of everyone’s beloved Google.
According to research studies conducted by TNS, FOM, and Comcon, Yandex is the largest resource and largest search engine in Russian Internet, based on the audience size and internet penetration. Continue Reading