Mozilla laying off 1/4 of staff https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2020/08/11/changing-world-changing-mozilla/
Confusingly COVID-19 is blamed, but I don't understand how that could be the case unless it directly correlated with losing specific funders. COVID-19 seems like it could also be an opportunity to close unnecessary offices, dramatically reducing costs.
- This probably means even more browser takeover by chrome
- Vague "pivot to products" talk
- Executive pay keeps going up https://twitter.com/withoutboats/status/1293188958705168384
@cwebber Not to mention a not so subtle hint at abandoning Firefox with the "We have to focus on the products that make money" bit 😬
@ari what are those though
are there any?
Ads on the front page I guess, via the pocket acquisition.
Their reselling of Mullvad.
@cwebber Oh absolutely, and they completely know better. The only good VPN ad is the one Tom Scott did where he was like "A VPN company tried to sponsor a video but they wouldn't let me actually explain what a VPN does and what it does and doesn't protect against, so I'm just going to explain this anyway and not mention the VPN company."
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