Mozilla Contemplates a Future Without Google

Posted by henke54 on Mar 13, 2009 10:53 PM EDT
businessweek.com; By Douglas MacMillan
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The simplest alternative would be for Mozilla to sell Firefox's default search space to someone else. "There are probably other search engines that would pay us more money," Baker says. Yahoo! (YHOO) and Microsoft's MSN, Google's two main search rivals, come to mind, but Baker says smaller search engines wouldn't be discounted should such a situation arise. Firefox's valuable real estate would likely fetch a premium from any contender seeking a quick way to gain ground on Google. One player Baker won't identify "offered a blank check to replace Google," she says. She notes it wasn't Microsoft.

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Seems like a great opportunity for Cuil, Mooter, or Wolfram caitlyn 4 726 Mar 14, 2009 7:58 PM

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