Originally Posted by sprockkets
Perhaps you should research a little company called Spyglass that Microsoft "partnered" with.
And perhaps you should realize the reason why Microsoft stands to benefit from browser bundling, namely, defaulting the search to Bing and their default page being MSN.com, both with benefit them just like Google benefits from it being the default search engine and home page in Mozilla's FireFox.
Actually, Mozilla benefits more from Google by making them the default browser. Every time you make a search in that box, Mozilla gets paid. That's one possible reason why Google came out with their own browser, Chrome, to take back some of those searches while pushing for more advanced web standards (again, that benefit Google's future products).
Mozilla would use Bing.com as their default search if they thought their marketshare as a browser would grow, and they would get more money from Bing than from Google.
Originally Posted by PocketRadio
Facts are facts, and poor sales rankings are a sure indicator that a product is a flop. Short-supplying a product is deceptive, and something MS must have learned from those iBiquity scammers.
So, that's it? The product's been out for a month, available in only one country in the entire world, and someone with *NO* sales figures, *NO* marketing strategy, and *NO* indicators for the upcoming Christmas season has determined "Oh, its over. Its a flop. Guess we should give up now."
I'm going to assume you're ignorant about the business world, because calling you stupid would be insulting. Depending on what figures you're looking at, the Mac has 2-3% worldwide marketshare. Would you consider the Mac a flop as well? After all, it has only 2-3% of the total PC market. Its' *GOT* to be a flop, right?