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    Mozilla to make Yahoo the default Firefox search engine in the USA

    Such negotiations will now be regional, with Baidu likely to be the Chinese default.
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    Re: Mozilla to make Yahoo the default Firefox search engine in the USA

    I'll stick to using duckduckgo with my FF.

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    Re: Mozilla to make Yahoo the default Firefox search engine in the USA

    Quote Originally Posted by RobbieRoy View Post
    I'll stick to using duckduckgo with my FF.
    Ditto.

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    Re: Mozilla to make Yahoo the default Firefox search engine in the USA

    Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer believes that the move will help boost her company's diminishing search market share and regain some ground in the most profitable part of the internet's advertising market.
    Maybe Yahoo's "diminishing search market share" is because the other two main players - Microsoft and Google - have upped their search game. Certainly last time I Yahoo'd something I was pretty unimpressed with the results I got back.

    So, even if it does mean giving all kinds of juicy personal data to Google, I'll continue to use them.

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    Re: Mozilla to make Yahoo the default Firefox search engine in the USA

    Seems even Mozilla want me to use Chrome....
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    Re: Mozilla to make Yahoo the default Firefox search engine in the USA

    Quote Originally Posted by crossy View Post
    Maybe Yahoo's "diminishing search market share" is because the other two main players - Microsoft and Google - have upped their search game. Certainly last time I Yahoo'd something I was pretty unimpressed with the results I got back.

    So, even if it does mean giving all kinds of juicy personal data to Google, I'll continue to use them.
    Which is why I use DDG. So far, I've found the results decent, and it avoids Google.

    As for Chrome, hell will freeze over first.

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    Re: Mozilla to make Yahoo the default Firefox search engine in the USA

    [A new version of Yahoo for Firefox, a] "clean, modern and immersive" search engine
    Clean is good.

    Modern? Please don't use that word. It implies unwanted changes foisted upon us, but not for our sake, along with a sorely missed loss of functionality. Isn't that so, Microsoft?

    And immersive? I don't about anyone else but I'm really not looking to get immersed in a search engine. It's just a tool, a hopefully very temporary stepping stone to the stuff that I do want to get immersed in.

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    Re: Mozilla to make Yahoo the default Firefox search engine in the USA

    Quote Originally Posted by devBunny View Post
    And immersive? I don't about anyone else but I'm really not looking to get immersed in a search engine. It's just a tool, a hopefully very temporary stepping stone to the stuff that I do want to get immersed in.
    If it's "immersive" then presumably you're "immersed" in it, in which case The Free Dictionary's first definition of
    "immersed" is something about being sunk or submerged under water - in other words - drowning!

    The rest of it is just marketing BS that Mozilla has (unfortunately) become very enamoured of.
    Clean = minimalist, and certainly no crummy toolbars (I'm looking at you in particular Ask!)
    Modern = today's "modern" is tomorrow's "obsolete". To me that's a synonym for "we're following the current fashion - whatever it is"
    Immersive = see above. Search engines - imho - should be more like hummingbirds, fast and allow you a quick sip of what you need before moving on. I don't want an "experience" or a "search paradigm" - just give me the results I want in as rapid a manner as possible. (And with the minimum of ad spam).

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    Re: Mozilla to make Yahoo the default Firefox search engine in the USA

    I'm pretty happy with my Comodo Dragon browser and have barely used my FF browser. As for Google, I doubt if they can make head and tales out of my browser habits as I'm tend to be anti-corporate in nature and anti-mainstream in tastes. Must admit, I'll be extremely worried if they sussed me out.

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    Re: Mozilla to make Yahoo the default Firefox search engine in the USA

    Quote Originally Posted by crossy View Post
    Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer believes that the move will help boost her company's diminishing search market share and regain some ground in the most profitable part of the internet's advertising market.
    Maybe Yahoo's "diminishing search market share" is because the other two main players - Microsoft and Google - have upped their search game. Certainly last time I Yahoo'd something I was pretty unimpressed with the results I got back.

    So, even if it does mean giving all kinds of juicy personal data to Google, I'll continue to use them.
    you can always use "Startpage" instead. It searches google for you and returns the results. So google don't know who you are when you use it. It's also encrypted. And it doesn't change the url either, so that way, your isp can't see what you're searching by looking at the web address of the search. Oh, it also has an option to view search results via a proxy. The fact that it doesn't change the url when you search is what makes me prefer it to DuckDuckGo

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    Re: Mozilla to make Yahoo the default Firefox search engine in the USA

    Quote Originally Posted by ZaO View Post
    .... Oh, it also has an option to view search results via a proxy. The fact that it doesn't change the url when you search is what makes me prefer it to DuckDuckGo
    Good point. I do keep meaning to try it.

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    Re: Mozilla to make Yahoo the default Firefox search engine in the USA

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    Good point. I do keep meaning to try it.
    Yeh you should buddy. I think it'll be to your liking

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    Re: Mozilla to make Yahoo the default Firefox search engine in the USA

    Quote Originally Posted by ZaO View Post
    Yeh you should buddy. I think it'll be to your liking
    I did, briefly, the other day. Initial impression was good. But I've been away a lot recently, and not online much.

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