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FireFox is the biggest GooGle whore making $66 Million a Year! Will Google Buy it?

Discussion in 'Google' started by mubin, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. kodut

    kodut Well-Known Member

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    #21
    what's gpl and why cant they buy it so
    SEMrush
     
    kodut, Oct 26, 2007 IP
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  2. mubin

    mubin Well-Known Member

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    #22
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    Smaaz Notable Member

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    #23
    I wonder how the mozilla guys spent the $66m per year! I doubt it costs that much to release a couple of updates now and the!??
     
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    #24
    Rest assure they know exactly where the money goes. 65 mill. own pockets, and
    1 million in advertise FF :).
     
    solar44, Oct 26, 2007 IP
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    mubin Well-Known Member

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    #25
    If you look through there accounts, they are actually building up a nice amount of equity in assets.
     
    mubin, Oct 26, 2007 IP
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    JohnS0N Well-Known Member

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    #26
    Interesting subject. I will vote for a buy from google.
     
    JohnS0N, May 8, 2008 IP
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    nedim Guest

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    #27
    Yes, firefox broswer is under GPL, but company which develops it and which finance it is not under GPL :)
    Thats two different things.
     
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  8. wisdomtool

    wisdomtool Moderator Staff

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    #28
    Mozilla has two divisions, a non profit org and a for profit company, they can still derive money from Firefox as a for profit company

     
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    Tervvo Peon

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  10. wisdomtool

    wisdomtool Moderator Staff

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    #30
    It won't be an instant hit, why would we use Google browser, when we had Firefox and IE? Google would be better of just taking over Firefox and branding it under their name.

     
    wisdomtool, May 9, 2008 IP
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    mark123456 Peon

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    #31
    google could buy mozilla's foundation and release a different, renamed version of FF3 and stop work and the final release of FF3...
     
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  12. wisdomtool

    wisdomtool Moderator Staff

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    #32
    Yeap similar to what Netscape had done, release their final version and let Firefox take over.

     
    wisdomtool, May 9, 2008 IP
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    waziuz Active Member

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    #33

    Firefox is everyone's choice. So, they would never build any competitive browser. Everybody believes firefox is the best in browsers and google would let it remain in its place IMO. Google is the best in its own domain and their domain is much larger.
     
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    hiteshb Well-Known Member

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    #34
    i got today how firefox earn money and advertise is product. Why not IE also do the same.
     
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  15. wisdomtool

    wisdomtool Moderator Staff

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    #35
    IE do not have to do the same, it is a loss leader for Microsoft, the aim of IE is not to earn money but to win the market share in the browser wars. It is fully funded by Microsoft and hence do not need to fight for its survival and earn money as in Firefox.

     
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    hiteshb Well-Known Member

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    #36
    I do not support for buying. FF is Open Source and i will never would like that it goes to google. Though i prefer that partnership between both continues.
     
    hiteshb, May 13, 2008 IP
  17. wisdomtool

    wisdomtool Moderator Staff

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    I would hope that the status quo remain, now it is a Win Win situation for both companies as well as the consumers. Lets keep they keep it this way.

     
    wisdomtool, May 13, 2008 IP