Firefox All Set To Bid Adieu to Its Users

If you have an addiction to Firefox, and are unable to get yourself away from it, then here comes a bad news for you. Your Firefox may now be living its last few years, especially given the fact how it’s losing its ground to competitors like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Safari every month. But wait a minute, during 2009, it was only Firefox that ruled the World Wide Web. Then it was very tough for IE and Chrome to establish themselves even around it. But, the same giant of the Internet world started losing its grounds from 2010, and, in the recent time, the condition of Firefox has become so bad that it lost one third of its market share, from a global peak of almost 30% down to 20%.


There are, however; two ways to look at this. Since a noteworthy growth has been noticed in the internet users, Firefox might also be experiencing the same increase. But still, the bitter truth for the Firefox lovers is that it is undergoing a lot of decline in its overall popularity among its users.


Most of the user base that’s truly a big loss to Firefox is an eventual gain to Google Chrome. As the latter is approaching fast, it is giving a strong competition to the rest. The credit for Chrome’s success can majorly be given to the word – of – mouth tactic and practice that has been used by numerous marketers. The whole reason of Firefox’s then success was its appeal to the tech-freaks and the power users who were very much dissatisfied with the services of Internet Explorer and its 95% market share. Being conceived with only one purpose in mind – to revitalize the web; Firefox can now be seen to be running out of luck.


It was a thorough excitement to see the three most well-established Browsers to be fighting an equal battle in the previous years. However; all is changing given the obvious supremacy, Google Chrome has over others in today’s date. And it was only the Firefox that initiated the HTML5 revolution. And it’s only by virtue of Firefox that the Metro – style Windows 8 application can now be written and interpreted in JavaScript.

However, it is quite ironic to see how what happened to the then IE is now happening with Firefox. An endless number of dissatisfied users of Firefox are observed switching to Google Chrome.


No possibilities of an ultimate recovery can be expected, either. The amount of losses Firefox has made is making it highly unlikely for it to garner any profits in the near future.


What the future holds for Firefox? That question may be slightly difficult to answer. However, what appears to be a clear indication as of now is the fact that Google Chrome and Microsoft are taking over the user base at an expansive rate. Firefox also has enough potentiality to establish an innovation like never before and come right back in the league.


After all, Google Chrome is a spectacle that grew in the shadow of Firefox due to its speed. Firefox alone can revive its initial essence back, but not anytime soon for sure. However, that only depends upon their decision to do so. Otherwise, Firefox will only be in the history of internet browsers and slowly out of memories of all.



Why Amazon Won’t Partner With PayPal

When PayPal went public again in the middle of 2015, it was entering into a much different marketplace than the one it saw when it was first listed on the Nasdaq in 2002. The big change – parent company eBay had been surpassed in the internet marketplace my online retailer megalith Amazon. So when the time came for PayPal to re-enter the public market, many of its 169 million users were hoping that they might soon be able to pay for their Prime purchases with a simple PayPal click. Amazon has swiftly shut down that notion.


In House Technology


Here’s the thing about Amazon. If it pertains to the business model and it can be done, they’re going to take a whack at it. Google Chromecast, while still available through Amazon’s online marketplace, was met with Amazon TV. Netflix was met with Amazon Prime. They’ve even got their own smarthome hub.


So it should come as no surprise that partnership with PayPal was pushed aside in favor of an Amazon exclusive technology, Pay With Amazon. The product launched in 2013 and has already managed to rack up some 23 million users. It’s a pretty straightforward interface. Users log in and are able to use stored payment information to make quick purchases without having to re-enter the same info repeatedly. Essentially, it does what PayPal does.


As the product has grown, Amazon has pushed it out more and more to greater acceptance with third party online retailers. It’s a logical move for Amazon insofar as they have some 294 million customer accounts internationally. While only a small fraction of them are using Pay With Amazon right now, shrewd marketing and sheer numbers means that their internal product has the potential to overgrow PayPal in the coming years. Their strategy to push for greater usage and acceptance of their platform has been kept relatively quiet up to this point, though, so that potential is still only speculatory.


PayPal’s Thoughts


As for what the newly public PayPal’s thoughts on the matter, they seem pretty ok with not roping in the retailer. Morgan Stanley analysts suspect that the online payment manager is eyeing its own big fish, Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba.


Unlike Amazon, the Alibaba marketplace does not have a direct method of one-click payment, and while PayPal is strong in the US, it has its sights on gaining more independent acceptance internationally.


A partnership with Alibaba would allow PayPal to get in good oversees before Apple and Google’s mobile wallet systems become too culturally ingrained, giving them a competitive edge with this new form of mobile money management.


In fact, PayPal and Alibaba already have a limited partnership, and it’s increasingly growing. More of the e-commerce giant’s sites are being allowed to accept PayPal as payment than ever before. Now the big question is will PayPal supplant Alibaba’s own attempt at a native payment system – Alipay? The company hasn’t given up on its system yet, but it’s certainly starting to turn to PayPal an increasing amount as each of the companies grows.