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posted by janrinok on Saturday November 22 2014, @08:32PM   Printer-friendly
from the follow-the-money dept.

Chris Beard, CEO of the Mozilla Corporation, announced in his blog Wednesday, 11 November 2014, that they were ending their 10-year relationship with Google. As of December, they begin a five-year "strategic partnership" with Yahoo.

For those wondering why the switch, The Verge has an interesting take on it:

In tech, little things can have big consequences — in this case, a tiny search bar. Last night, Firefox made a surprising announcement: after 10 years with Google as its default search engine, it would be handing the tiny search bar over to Yahoo. On the face of it, it's a strange move. If you're looking for almost anything on the internet, Google is a much better way to find it than Yahoo is. But that small search bar isn't just a feature, it's a business. And it’s a business that reveals how Mozilla and Google could increasingly be at odds with each other.

[We touched on this in a recent story about Firefox's expanding search options, but this aspect seems significant enough to merit specific attention. -LaminatorX]

 
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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 23 2014, @03:19AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 23 2014, @03:19AM (#119018)

    Foobar is nice but only a non-programmer would think that the API for a music player is even remotely comparable to the API for a web browser. Its like you are comparing a really nice matchbox car to a real car.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 23 2014, @04:23AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 23 2014, @04:23AM (#119032)

    Your analogy is vague and and without substance. You don't have a true handle on his insights; you are not in the same ballpark.
    To cut this short, he --the guy you replied to-- is 100% on the money.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 23 2014, @11:23AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 23 2014, @11:23AM (#119073)

      Let me guess... you're a non-programmer.

      -Another AC