Google is pleading with Firefox users to stop using Yahoo

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  1. rory

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    Google suffered a noticeable defeat in November. Mozilla, the company behind the web browser Firefox, decided not to renew its relationship with the search giant, instead signing a five-year deal to make Yahoo the default search engine on the browser.

    Since then, Yahoo's share of the search market has grown healthily, from 8.6% in November to 10.6% today. And Google's has correspondingly declined: In February, its market share dropped below 75% for the first time since 2008.

    While Google is still the clear market leader, it is still embarrassing for the company: Search is Google's bread and butter — the company's name has become a verb synonymous with finding information online. Google's displeasure is now becoming clear, Search Engine Land reports, with the search engine prominently asking Firefox users who do not have Google set as their default search to change when they visit the site.

    It's a big message at the top of search results, taking up prime advertising space and pushing the actual information down the page. Here's how it looks:

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    Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/goog...hoo-search-share-decline-2015-3#ixzz3UZ8uTVwU
     
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    Google's dropping search share is painful for the company, but given that Firefox is used by only 12% of Americans, the long-term effects will be limited. But this may just be the start for Google.

    Some reports say Apple is considering dropping Google as its default search engine on the iPhone's Safari web browser. It is not clear what Apple might use instead, whether Yahoo, Bing, or an in-house search, but any change would be a big loss for Google. The Wall Street Journal reports that in December more than half of all US mobile traffic came from Safari.

    There's a precedent for this: Back in 2012, Apple replaced Google Maps with an in-house Apple Maps app. The software was terribly received and plagued with bugs, but Apple seems to have learned from its mistakes. The map data has been gradually improving, and Apple CEO Tim Cook eventually released an apology over the app.

    Cook was so angry over the Google Maps controversy that he reportedly fired a top Apple executive over the situation. If Apple is planning to ditch Google again, it will have to ensure that whichever alternative it comes up with is up to the task.

    A recent UBS research note said losing the Safari deal would not be as damaging to Google's bottom line as some are predicting — even if it would be embarrassing. Either way, this new plea to Firefox users proves that Google is concerned.

    Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/goog...hoo-search-share-decline-2015-3#ixzz3UZBLEljU
     
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    The Internet: fantasy football, dawgshed, spell checker, looking up the occasional factoid, annnnnnnd...


    Porn machine.
     
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    "pleading"? More like prompting, but bravo for clickbait thread title.

    You do realize this only happens when you go to Google.com and use the browser based search. Pretty much every search engine website asks you to change your browser default, since forever, so it's kind of a nonstory here. Their website, they can do whatever they want with it.
     
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    I don't agree about it being a non story. Here's why:

    A far majority of non sophisticated users don't change their default search engine. Most don't even know how to do it

    Google revenue come primarily from its search engine advertising revenue. Google appears to have created a lot of cool stuff, very little of what they create stays on the market because it doesn't pull revenue. The only real products they have that are pervasive are Search and email and android But Search is there bread and butter.

    If Apple dump Google search it's going to be a major blow to Googles ability to claim growth for their search engine and advertising revenue.
     
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    Fuck you, Google. Stop trying to force a Google+ page on me before I can make smart-ass comments on YouTube.
     
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    I'm sure it's just a coincidence that he once dated her. Maybe she was the one who broke it off:
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    Howard related because it's more rich people wanting you to weep for their misfortunes.
     
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    I use FireFox, knew this was going to happen and switched my mobile back to Google and my laptop to Bing. Fuck Yahoo.
     
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    Fuck Google. They've been screwing with Apple and Windows Phone users for a while. Once Google decided to go after OS and business apps, they started getting cocky. For a while there was no official youtube app for iphone, and I believe it's still missing from Windows Phone.
     
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    39 years old, good looking, and an earner Robin. That's my kind of girl.
     
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    Hey, Yahoo has gotten me sex, Google never has.
     
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    Yahoo is the far worst search engine, they have been caught with their pants down many times.
     
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    Fuck Google and Yahoo. Bing all the way baby.
     
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    Dreamking The dogs of doom are howlin' low...

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    SD:

    I saw your AV and decided to post this quote from Howard to Eric the Midget: "I don't see Beth going around with her head on some guy's shoulder. If I did, it would be break up time".

    Conversation with The Midget about his girlfriend starts at timecode : 1:00

     
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    broccoli rob thanks for the memories DW3

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    Doens't this guy have enough dough to clean his self up a bit? Looks like he should be working at my Starbucks.

    I can't believe anyone uses yahoo search engine. I can't fucking stand it. I only use Firefox on my VirtualBox, but if they are switching to Yahoo, i'll gladly switch. I am using Chrome on my Macs anyways.

    The new browser Vivaldi looks promising. Still only released in a tech preview, but should be out soon.
    Here is a little more info on it: http://gizmodo.com/vivaldi-is-a-slick-new-browser-for-internet-addicts-1690061327

    You'll be able to get it here: https://vivaldi.com
     
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    Prefer Google search and change my default back to it, but, fuck Google.
     
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