Former Firefox Engineer Says Google Played Dirty to Make Chrome Successful

Google Chrome is currently the number one browser on the desktop and mobile, and with Microsoft and others embracing Chromium, the browser war is getting a lot more challenging for Mozilla Firefox.

And while Firefox itself is recording a decline, a former Mozilla employee says Google itself is partially responsible for the way users migrated from this app to Chrome.

Johnathan Nightingale, who was part of the Firefox team for eight years, says Google was Mozilla’s biggest partner before the search giant started the work on their own browser.

Everything changed when Chrome was ready for prime time, and Nightingale explains that Google turned to dirty tricks to increase the adoption of its browser. All while slowing down Firefox’s, he says.

“Google Chrome ads started appearing next to Firefox search terms. gmail & gdocs started to experience selective performance issues and bugs on Firefox. Demo si… (read more)

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