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Re: [News] Google Promote Firefox, Again

__/ [ Phil Da Lick! ] on Wednesday 26 April 2006 12:19 \__

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> http://www.spreadfirefox.com/node/23155
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>> | Thanks to the marketing team at Google, Firefox is the first third
>> | party product to be featured on Google's homepage. For now, only IE
>> | users in the US will see the promo.
>> `----
> While the wintards will scream in outrage at this it is no different to
> M$ promoting IE or msn on their search. Indeed, it is no different to ie
> coming up as your browser when you access your hotmail account from msn
> messenger even though your default browser is set to firefox.

There are also bindings between Outlook (Express), Hotmail/MSN, and MSN

> Google also have the right to promote a secure standards based browser
> on their home page. If ie wasnt so broken perhaps it would be ie that
> was promoted.

There interests, however, are driven by threat. They have a healthy
relationship with DMOZ, which feeds the Google Directory and they have that
search bar in Firefox, as well.

Best wishes,


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