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Firefox-Google Marriage on Shaky Ground?

Sep 13, 2007, 16:30 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Cade Metz)

"Yes, Firefox reached a major milestone this week, surpassing 400 million downloads worldwide. But that's just the good news. There's another story swirling around the famously open source web browser--and it's a little less sunny.

"Last week, The New York Times questioned whether the growing popularity of a Firefox extension called AdBlock Plus poses a threat to the ad-driven business models of entertainment, media, and search sites across the web. If enough people install the extension and other ad-killing browser gizmos, The Times asked, could they chip away at the bottom line of companies like CNN, Microsoft, and Google...?"

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