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Mozilla To Stop Advertising in Firefox Through "Tiles" Experiment

     
12:15 pm on Dec 7, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Mozilla has said it'll cease the advertising through the Firefox "Tiles" and will focus on content discovery. It will, however, fulfil its advertising commitments.

It went on to say that it will continue to explore ways to bring advertising to users, but didn't elaborate further at that time.

Advertising in Firefox could be a great business, but it isnít the right business for us at this time because we want to focus on core experiences for our users. We want to reimagine content experiences and content discovery in our products. We will do this work as a fully integrated part of the Firefox team. Mozilla To Stop Advertising in Firefox Through "Tiles" Experiment [blog.mozilla.org]
3:34 am on Dec 8, 2015 (gmt 0)

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How about focusing on the original mission of a customizable browser?! Happy users === loyal users.

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Bloat creep for sure, as far as I'm concerned the last good, uncluttered one was v.22 in 2013. I only use 38.4.0 to log into my bank's Bill Pay area which only supports the latest ones.
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I've slept since then. Happy to see that what I had to do in about:config is not required now.

Killed all that happy krap when first introduced.

That said, Moz needs some kind of income if the browser is to survive, and I want it to do that, survive. Happy camper here, just not happy with visceral tracking/reporting.

I'd even pay a dollar for that (see ROBOCOP for the joke).