Comment 2RE0 Re: Popcorn time


Mozilla rolls out sponsored link tiles


Popcorn time (Score: 1)

by on 2014-08-28 21:06 (#2RD9)

Dammit, I do not have any popcorn left!

Re: Popcorn time (Score: 2, Insightful)

by on 2014-08-28 21:22 (#2RDF)

I'm not sure there's going to be much to watch while you munch on your popcorn. Firfox users are getting sick of all the bullshit and will start deserting the platform. Then they'll limp along a bit until Google decides to stop paying them the few million a year they pay to make Google the default browser.

Then Firefox will use DuckDuckGo as the default browser and try to make that choice into some sort of "power to the people' decision when the reality is that they got screwed.

Then when they can't hire developers, the platform will stagnate, fall behind on security features, and rot away.

Nice work, Mozilla, you bunch of asshats.

Re: Popcorn time (Score: 1)

by on 2014-08-28 22:21 (#2RE0)

Yep, I agree with your forecasts (even though they are just forecasts and we can be wrong). I do not see why Google would continue sponsoring Mozilla (except for a bit of openwashing marketing), not only because Firefox market shares decrease, but mostly because now that Google has locked such a large number of users in their system/services, these users will choose Google as search engine / start page even if it is not the default proposed by the web browser.

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