Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Apr 2013 18:44 UTC
Google "Beneath the sheen of do-gooder ideology, FairSearch can be most charitably described as a Google watchdog. It seeks to fan the flames of disapproval where they've started organically, originate them where they haven't, and generally disseminate negativity toward the Google brand. Think of it as a PR firm working to destroy rather than create goodwill." To make matters worse, FairSearch' work isn't even very good.
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RE[2]: Mixed feelings about this
by andydread on Sun 14th Apr 2013 13:40 UTC in reply to "RE: Mixed feelings about this"
andydread
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Did you just compare MSFT to a pedo? Really? Me thinks you have a little too much anger for a company which at best would have been a fourth tier Adam West batman villain. heck you can look at every major success of that company and its ALWAYS preceded by "And then the other guy did something REALLY dumb" so if you want to blame somebody for the MSFT of old blame the retarded competition.

As for TFA? Personally I'm 110% behind fair search, why? Because I thought what the EU did with the "ballot box" concept should be applied across the board to all devices because it takes power out of the hands of the corps and puts it in the hands of the consumers where it belongs. lets face it we have ALL seen the power of bundling, and its even worse with mobile as its often a PITB if not some crazy hoop jumps to replace the bundled apps with alternatives. Heck does Apple even ALLOW other browsers on iOS?

That is why I think their idea of the ballot box should not only apply to MSFT but to everybody. Why shouldn't I be able to decide I want FF Mobile and Bing Maps on my Android? what if I want to run IE on my iPhone? It should be MY choice NOT theirs and anything that puts that choice back in the hands of the users is fine by me.

So when I browse to google.com to do a search Google should provide me a ballot box to select what search i want to use? When I go to Gmail.com you are saying that Google should provide me a ballot box to select what email service I want? Please explain how that is good for consumers. pray tell.

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