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Did Google’s $1 Billion Force Mozilla to Dump Brendan Eich?
FrontPage Mag ^ | 04/08/2014 | Daniel Greenfield

Posted on 04/08/2014 7:31:11 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

This is highly speculative, but considering that some people are moving from Firefox to Chrome, it may be worth thinking about.

Over the years, Mozilla’s reliance on Google has continued to grow. Indeed, in its report on Brendan Eich’s promotion to CEO of Mozilla, the WSJ noted that “Google accounted for nearly 90% of Mozilla’s $311 million in revenue.”

So, with its Sugar Daddy having also gone on record as being virulently opposed to Proposition 8, to think that that Google’s support didn’t enter into discussions of whether Prop 8 backer Eich should stay or go seems, well, pretty much unthinkable.

“It is the chilling and discriminatory effect of the proposition on many of our employees that brings Google to publicly oppose Proposition 8,” explained Google co-founder Sergey Brin in 2008…

So, was keeping Eich aboard viewed by Mozilla — perhaps even by Eich himself — as a possible threat to the reported $1 billion minimum revenue guarantee the organization enjoys for delivering search queries for Google?”

Google is not a charity and considering its aggressive promotion of Chrome, it had reasons for wanting Firefox gone.

So that $1 billion wasn’t a gift. Google was aggressively locking in its search monopoly. But that’s not to say that some people at Mozilla might not have been nervous, particularly considering Firefox’s market share decline.

And Google has been known to play hardball and P8 opponents have been known to behave aggressively and irrationally.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy; US: California
KEYWORDS: brendaneich; california; eich; firefox; gaymarriage; google; homosexualagenda; mozilla; prop8; proposition8

1 posted on 04/08/2014 7:31:11 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

SEE ALSO HERE:

http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/dgreenfield/mozilla-firefox-falls-to-3rd-place-hits-lowest-user-level-ever/

Mozilla Firefox Falls to 3rd Place, Hits Lowest User Level Ever

EXCERPT:

Firefox’s market share has been dropping for some time, but it has now fallen to third place behind Google Chrome for the first time.

While Google Chrome has been struggling with market share, Firefox has been in a steady decline down to 17% market share in March from 20% in May of last year.

Firefox fell below 18% this year so that it no longer even claimed a fifth of internet users.

Opera’s market share has also fallen, but may rise again as users search for browser alternatives to Firefox.

CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE REST...


2 posted on 04/08/2014 7:32:50 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Mozilla is Fascist.
Google leans hard Left.
Microsoft donates billions to the Left via Bill and Melinda Gates.
Apple doesn’t want my dirty Climate Denier money.

This situation screams for a conservative entrepreneur to create the Fox News
equivalent of an OS, Browser Apps for conservatives.
There’s money to be made.....


3 posted on 04/08/2014 7:45:33 AM PDT by Kozak ("It may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal" Henry Kissinger)
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To: SeekAndFind

Firefox/waterfox was my favorite browser. I hate google and chrome. IE is barely tolerable but I guess that is my choice browser now.


4 posted on 04/08/2014 7:50:41 AM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Durus

You might want to try this browser which was designed to be better than Firefox:

THE PALE MOON BROWSER:

http://www.palemoon.org/technical.shtml


5 posted on 04/08/2014 7:52:49 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: Kozak

There is, exactly, money to be made.


6 posted on 04/08/2014 7:53:34 AM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: Kozak

You might want to try this browser which was designed to be better than Firefox:

THE PALE MOON BROWSER:

http://www.palemoon.org/technical.shtml

That is, until the left do their usual OPPOSITION RESEARCH HIT on whoever leads this group.


7 posted on 04/08/2014 7:54:06 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Could be true. I’m sick of FF anyway. On Mac it’s a slow resource Hog.


8 posted on 04/08/2014 7:54:19 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: SeekAndFind
You be the judge.


9 posted on 04/08/2014 7:54:30 AM PDT by McGruff (Want to hurt Mozilla? Don't use Firefox's search bar. That is their money maker.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Chrome sends $$$ to Google, who then sends $$$ to Mozilla.

Copying and pasting from a similar thread:

Pale Moon. Almost identical to Firefox.
http://www.palemoon.org/download-ng.shtml
I had it installed, running with all of my bookmarks in less than five minutes. Not a single hiccup.

Also:

From the Pale Moon Facebook page:
“Since several people have been asking about this: Pale Moon is in no way associated or affiliated with the Mozilla Corporation.”
https://www.facebook.com/PaleMoonBrowser

Pale Moon also accepts donations. Let Mozilla see the revenue that they’re standing to lose due to their decisions.


10 posted on 04/08/2014 7:55:37 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Moonchild Productions. Yeah, that’s gotta be a conservative organization. /sarc


11 posted on 04/08/2014 7:55:37 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: SeekAndFind

So. Everyone dumped firefox for google’s chrome browser. When it may have been google who pulled the plug on Eich to begin with...

Frying pan -—> fire.


12 posted on 04/08/2014 7:57:16 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: SeekAndFind

Ironic for people who have swished from Firefox to Chrome in the past few days...


13 posted on 04/08/2014 8:13:54 AM PDT by null and void (Politics: Voting for the monkeys that are better at flinging poo at their opponents...)
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To: null and void
I think it's funny how some people here are searching for a "conservative" browser to use.

When you all find one, let me know, okay?

14 posted on 04/08/2014 8:16:25 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: null and void

RE: Ironic for people who have swished from Firefox to Chrome in the past few days...

Let’s face it, many of the things we use everyday, from driving to flying, to dish washing to what we eat to how we use the internet are made by LIBERALS.

It would be almost impossible to boycott every product out there simply because of the CEO’s ideology....


15 posted on 04/08/2014 8:18:54 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: SamAdams76

Let’s face it, many of the things we use everyday, from driving to flying, to dish washing to what we eat to how we use the internet are made by LIBERALS.

It would be almost impossible to boycott every product out there simply because of the CEO’s ideology....


16 posted on 04/08/2014 8:19:17 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Thanks, I’ll give it a try.


17 posted on 04/08/2014 8:20:35 AM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Kozak

I’m tired of giving my money to liberals... and I’m not alone... Dump tech stocks...


18 posted on 04/08/2014 8:21:44 AM PDT by GOPJ (.'Dog Shit' could be sold to 7 million citizens if the IRS fined those who refused to buy it...)
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To: Fresh Wind

The guy who runs PaleMoon is pro-gay marriage. He has also said he believes it is wrong to fire people for their political or religious beliefs. That is probably about as conservative as anyone in the Internet browser business is going to be.


19 posted on 04/08/2014 8:24:24 AM PDT by Mr Rogers (I sooooo miss America!)
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To: SeekAndFind

RULE 12: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy.

The fallout of acting all fascist against Mr Eich will not be lost on the rest of the liberals in business.


20 posted on 04/08/2014 8:25:37 AM PDT by null and void (Politics: Voting for the monkeys that are better at flinging poo at their opponents...)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

I don’t have Mac, but I switched from Firefox to Pale Moon. Suddenly the response times are much faster. And I’m not getting a lot of pop ups and other non wanted advertising debris.


21 posted on 04/08/2014 8:29:18 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: null and void
Ironic for people who have swished from Firefox to Chrome in the past few days...

Deliberate typo? Heh.

22 posted on 04/08/2014 8:30:35 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Charles Martel

Yep. I do that.


23 posted on 04/08/2014 8:37:01 AM PDT by null and void (Politics: Voting for the monkeys that are better at flinging poo at their opponents...)
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To: SeekAndFind; null and void; mickie; pax_et_bonum; Maine Mariner; seekthetruth
TWO CAN PLAY AT THIS GAME!

Conservatives have always mistakenly boycotted everything in sight when the best way would be boycotting ONLY ONE representative company or individual.

The correct strategery is to pick out one company (or corporation or entertainer or whatever).....and publicize and boycott the hell out of it...and keep it up for as long as possible.

I'm delighted with the concentration on Mozilla going on right now....with motivated freepers making all the right moves.

The liberals will take more notice of our onslaught if this ONE company remains in the spotlight.

Freepers, pour it on Mozilla and keep it up. Good work!

Leni

24 posted on 04/08/2014 8:46:49 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Our greatness - built upon our freedom - is moral not material)
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To: null and void

Nope, nor anyone who might be thinking for donating to non-PC causes or candidates in the upcoming elections.


25 posted on 04/08/2014 8:48:26 AM PDT by Red Boots
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To: ShadowAce

Tech and controversy PING!


26 posted on 04/08/2014 9:41:18 AM PDT by CedarDave (CNN: The "Crisis News Channel" - all Flight 370 hysteria and global warming blather, all the time.)
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To: Durus

Try Chrome!

It is the best out there and is about 16 years old.


27 posted on 04/08/2014 10:23:38 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA; All

Meant to say Opera! Best browser out there.


28 posted on 04/08/2014 10:24:55 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I hate chrome. It’s buggy, constantly crashes, and as it’s a google product I simply don’t trust it.


29 posted on 04/08/2014 10:45:17 AM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Red in Blue PA

That was a mistake.....meant to say Opera. I hate Chrome too.


30 posted on 04/08/2014 12:05:04 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Fresh Wind

“Moonchild Productions. Yeah, that’s gotta be a conservative organization. /sarc”

As long as it’s not an anti-conservative organization, I’m OK with it.


31 posted on 04/08/2014 8:39:46 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Obama is the biggest joke. But I can't laugh.)
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To: MinuteGal

“I’m delighted with the concentration on Mozilla going on right now....with motivated freepers making all the right moves.”

I’m sad because I worked so hard to promote firefox/mozilla all these years. The only successful open source browser. If it wasn’t for firefox, Microsoft would’ve locked up the web making it impossible to use anything like safari or Chrome (therefore: no smartphones)

I believed in mozilla because I knew Eich was a solid guy...I didn’t know he was for traditional marriage but I knew he expressed conservative views on other issues before.

What can I do? Gotta burn this baby spawn from hell.


32 posted on 04/08/2014 8:47:05 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Obama is the biggest joke. But I can't laugh.)
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To: ari-freedom

They’re liberals. Do you know any true liberals who aren’t anti-conservative?


33 posted on 04/09/2014 1:10:17 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Fresh Wind

“They’re liberals. Do you know any true liberals who aren’t anti-conservative?”

I heard Kirsten Powers gives conservatives the time of day without spitting in their coffee


34 posted on 04/09/2014 11:00:02 AM PDT by ari-freedom (Obama is the biggest joke. But I can't laugh.)
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To: SamAdams76

“I think it’s funny how some people here are searching for a “conservative” browser to use. “

We could...make our own browser. Just take the open source code of firefox and fork it. Put our own name on it. I hope Brendan Eich isn’t the only conservative who knows how to do this.


35 posted on 04/09/2014 11:03:34 AM PDT by ari-freedom (Obama is the biggest joke. But I can't laugh.)
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To: ari-freedom

Well it’s a little more complicated than that. You would then need servers to host the application and distribute it. Would need to raise some capital and hire a sales team to go get some revenue (advertising, search royalties, etc.) to keep the enterprise going. Not that it can’t be done but it’s not as easy as just grabbing some open source code and throwing it out there.


36 posted on 04/09/2014 11:24:54 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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I’m trying this one out:

“WhiteHat Aviator, the Web’s most secure and private browser. With WhiteHat Aviator, you get the industry’s best and tightest security and privacy safeguards – all built-in, all activated, all ready-to-go.”

https://www.whitehatsec.com/aviator/


37 posted on 04/14/2014 1:53:55 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: D-fendr

Interesting. There should be a list of good alternatives


38 posted on 04/14/2014 1:56:31 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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