Skip to comments.How to hit Mozilla Financially and still keep their browser(Caveat)
Posted on 04/08/2014 3:32:04 PM PDT by Vendome
So I'm watching this whole "Firefox" uninstall effort going on, with some amusement.
Y'all should understand that Google and Firefox have ways of winning even if you uninstall Firefox.
I'll cover that in the body of my thread below
In the last 6 years that has amounted to some 85% plus of the Mozilla's revenue.
2nd Mozilla gets paid for licensing from various other broweser using the Mozilla code.
3rd It seems Mozilla was trying to become independent from Google and this was going to happen very soon.
Not good for Google.
Even though they pay Mozilla for what amounts to about 85% of revenues, Google gains even more in Ad revenue from the whole arrangement.
Mozilla wanted very much to be a competitor but, not dependent on "ONE" source of revenue for their existence.
I can't tell you how many companies have found themselves with one customer, who pays for the lions share of their existence and that Patron then comes in and tells the "Satellite" how "It's Uh Gonna Be".
Mozilla very much needs to become independent of Google or it will simply be sucked in and never, ever become a real player, with Google as the fascistic dictator of how it views the world and the Internet.
Now, Mozilla was going to start serving up Ads on its web browser to break free from Google.
What was Google going to do about that?
Well, they couldn't very well have an uppity Satellite thinking for itself.
So, like all the world's past fascists they get rid of the thinkers, the organizers, etc.
So Eick took a bullet to the head and the rest of the Mozilla organization stays on as part of the concentration camp workers, to do whatever Google dictates.
Google is the real problem here. Not the board of Mozilla.
Google hires global thinkers, homogenistic organizers who believe we are all the same.
No borders, no unique cultures and they hire their share of gays, who also want to push their agenda.
Google lets them run with the gay agenda, they same way they let other groups run with the anti-gun agenda.
They serve purposes.
In the instance of Eick(Not really) erh, the board of Mozilla, they were made aware of certain realities and essentially woke up with the bloodied head of a horse in their bed.
If you want to effect change you are going to have to accept some things to get away from Google ultimately.
That's going to mean Ads.
You are not hurting Google by going to another browser. Most of the other browsers have similar financial arrangements as Mozilla had with Google and will be only too happy for you take them on as a browser.
It means real money for them and that money is based on how many users the browser company has, potential users of Google for default search engine, the percentage of the total users who end up using Google for search and that browsers licensing.
Mozilla is being made to be the scapegoat and everyone is being suckered.
Start using any alternative search engine as your default choice.
I use IXQuick or Startpage.
When I do use Google, I never click on their stupid ads.
I always use IxQuick for search to get to companies I want to do business with and the company doesn't pay a thing to Google for it.
That's a quick overview and I'm sure there will some other Freepers who will elaborate.
I can't do a whitepaper like I did with telecom history back in March 2013
Good luck and feel free to continue using Firefox.
Stop using Google for everything.
Sorry, not buying it.
I would love to hear Al Sharptons views on this matter,I am pretty sure he would call it “Mozzerella Fox”.
Yes, DO stop using Google also.
Time for me to switch from gmail !
Oh, and, .... the Googles, they are evil!
It's pretty much impossible to get away from any left wing companies because they have search and browsers locked up!
Seems like every technology platform is infected with some level of the FR “50 shades of gay” disease.
Just like retailing. As the boycotts mount, eventually your choice is to become Amish.
Did Googles $1 Billion Force Mozilla to Dump Brendan Eich?
or maybe it was OKCupid, the CEO of which donated to some anti-gay thing, just as Google sent money in support of Prop 8:
o, was evisceration of Brendan Eich a PR stunt
nothing but a PR stunt?
MOZILLA** Interesting posting from an Insider
I could see myself making candles....
“When I do use Google, I never click on their stupid ads.”
I never did. Well, once or twice. And then I quickly discovered there’s a reason most of those businesses are being forced to advertise with google: it’s because they don’t show up in the first few pages of bona fide google search results because their competitors are beating the pants off of them in terms of price, service, convenience, quality, you name it. So, I found it was pointless to ever click a google ad.
I also found it was pointless to actually pay google to advertise my business. I don’t think I ever got a single paying customer that way. Plus google ads are big time rigged against the little guys. It’s really a complete waste of money.
You wannuh duh financials as well as numerous articles to back up my assertion?
This week I found a book in the local library on building medieval era siege machines...
you don’t have to boycott everyone who disagrees with you. Focus on mozilla since they actually did something to silence one of us.
Now, I don’t have to post any articles to back up my observation.
Google has nothing to do with it. My feelings towards GOOG are totally independent of the Mozilla thing.
"Fascistic dictator?" C'mon. Let's not go all hyperbolic here.
Tangentially related, I enjoyed this Atlantic piece The Culture of Shut Up
We do live in interesting times.
Ghostery and a ton of other add blockers keep them from getting your info if you will. I am sure Freepers will post the others...
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