- Mar 1, 2016
The thing about chromium is that it is, well, not visible part of browser.Google losing to edge?
Microsoft threw in the towel and built a chromium browser. What am I missing? Last I read, the gain and market share by edge was matched by the drop in market share by Firefox.
What is important about Edge is that its visible part of browser and that it is controlled wholly by Microsoft.
They can do whatever they want with it, even a banner that nags to use Bing as default search engine whenever someone uses Google.
Ms is pushing Edge hard.
Most recent versions of windows (even win 7) have it being installed without user prompt.
And they get good press for some features.
If all new windows computers will go with Edge pre installed they'll probably point to Bing, too.
That probably is what this is all about.
Bing is $6 billion a year business for microsoft at the moment.
How many people are non tech-savvy enough and will keep the default browser and default search on their machines?
Also note that this situation is 0-sum game. Each person using Bing and Edge is one person less for Google.
It's repeat of history. MS was installing Internet Explorer by default and kicked Netscape out of market in around '95. They've got antitrust case by US gov that ended in basically nothing threatening.
I can almost bet that Google will try to file antitrust complaint.
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