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Mozilla’s Mozjpeg Should Make Firefox Faster Mozilla’s Mozjpeg Should Make Firefox Faster

The JPEG has been around for more than 20 years now. When technology gets that old, you either take it out back or teach it some new tricks. Mozilla is opting for the latter even as it prepares for a …

Mozilla Unveils New Line Of Firefox OS Devices Mozilla Unveils New Line Of Firefox OS Devices

Mozilla stumbled upon a hit last year with its Firefox OS devices. The low cost of entry combined with a Web-friendly OS earned the alternative mobile platform a few million fans in emerging markets. Those emerging markets will continue to …

Mozilla To Sell Ad Space In Firefox Mozilla To Sell Ad Space In Firefox
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Last year, it looked like Mozilla was about to declare war on the ad industry while the ad industry thought the non-profit had already fired the first shot with its decision to block third-party cookies in its browser by default. …

Mozilla Is Building A Firefox Launcher For Android Mozilla Is Building A Firefox Launcher For Android

Firefox OS is doing pretty well for itself in emerging markets thanks to its ability to run on low-end hardware that’s very affordable. That very reason may be why we probably won’t see Firefox OS in the U.S. anytime soon …

Firefox OS Expands To TVs, More Phones In 2014 Firefox OS Expands To TVs, More Phones In 2014

Last year, Mozilla became another combatant in the smartphone wars when it released its Firefox OS mobile operating system. The OS entered into a market dominated by iOS and Android, but sought to capitalize on the emerging markets that both …

Mozilla, BBC Team Up To Improve The Web Mozilla, BBC Team Up To Improve The Web

The Web is arguably the most important invention of the modern era. It’s a shame then that more organizations are not out there helping people learn how to get the most out of it. The organizations that are supporting humanity’s …

Firefox OS Devices Won’t Be Sold In The US Firefox OS Devices Won’t Be Sold In The US
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When Firefox OS devices started hitting emerging markets earlier this year, it was always assumed that the devices would hit the US. Mozilla even said that we would see Firefox OS devices on Sprint in 2014. Well, I hope you …

Internet Explorer 11 Now Hits Window 7 Officially Internet Explorer 11 Now Hits Window 7 Officially
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Internet Explorer 11 has now been launched for Window 7 users too. Earlier, Microsoft had promised that the new Explorer will arrive on Windows 7, so this isn’t a big surprise. IE11 is the default browser of Windows 8.1. Starting …

Flash Player’s Worst Nightmare Is Now In Firefox Nightly Flash Player’s Worst Nightmare Is Now In Firefox Nightly
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Adobe’s Flash Player is one of the few plugins on the Internet that won’t be going anywhere anytime soon. HTML5 has certainly tried to dethrone the Web video playback king, but it still lacks many of the features that make …

Firefox OS To Launch In More Markets Before The End Of 2013 Firefox OS To Launch In More Markets Before The End Of 2013

Firefox OS, Mozilla’s mobile OS alternative to Android and iOS, launched in select European and South American markets earlier this year. It’s been a little too quiet on the Firefox OS front since then, but Mozilla and its hardware partners …

ZTE Firefox OS Smartphone Coming to U.S. Next Year ZTE Firefox OS Smartphone Coming to U.S. Next Year

Earlier this summer, Mozilla and its partners launched Firefox OS smartphones throughout Europe and South America. Though the mobile os certainly hasn’t displaced Android or iOS, the platform has evidently proved popular enough for manufacturers to keep on creating devices …

Firefox To Soon Block Plugins By Default Firefox To Soon Block Plugins By Default
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Plugins are a necessary evil of the Internet. The often vulnerable software plugins that enable video and audio streaming on Web browsers are regularly exploited by hackers. To stop the spread of malware, Mozilla is now moving to change how …

You Will Soon Be Able To Buy A Firefox OS Smartphone Through eBay You Will Soon Be Able To Buy A Firefox OS Smartphone Through eBay

Have the Firefox OS launches across Europe and South America left you wanting your own alternative mobile OS? Unfortunately for you, Mozilla has yet to announce a solid release date for its new mobile OS in North America, and best …

Mozilla’s Persona Now Supports Gmail Users Mozilla’s Persona Now Supports Gmail Users
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Persona began as a browser customization option in Firefox, but Mozilla soon used the name for its ambitious new plan to make the Web more secure. In short, it’s a single identity that’s used across all of the Web sites …

Mozilla Integrates A Share Button Directly Into Firefox Mozilla Integrates A Share Button Directly Into Firefox
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Firefox became a social browser last year when it integrated with Facebook. Since then, Firefox has become home to a number of social networks from all over the world. Now the browser is taking it to the next step with …

Mozilla Introduces New Developments Focusing On Web Security Mozilla Introduces New Developments Focusing On Web Security

Make no mistake about it, Mozilla is committed to making the web a safer place for its users. Although browser security remains somewhat dubious–all of the main browsers perform well in various security tests tests, although, questions about NSA backdoors …

Firefox OS Launching In Select Markets This Month Firefox OS Launching In Select Markets This Month

After two years of work, Mozilla is almost ready to launch Firefox OS (formerly known as Boot 2 Gecko) in some of the world’s emerging markets. Mozilla announced this morning that Deutsche Telekom and Telefonica are its first partners in …

Firefox 22 Adds WebRTC, 3D Gaming Standards Firefox 22 Adds WebRTC, 3D Gaming Standards

The past few releases of Firefox have been pretty solid as far as new features go, but its latest release is an even bigger step forward. Firefox 22 launches today, and with it comes WebRTC support alongside new tools that …

Mozilla Might Have Just Solved Its Cookie Problem Mozilla Might Have Just Solved Its Cookie Problem
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Mozilla enraged advertisers earlier this year when it said it would block all third-party cookies in its popular Firefox browser. Those same advertisers breathed a collective sigh of relief when Mozilla put those plans on hold to fix a problem …

Firefox Redesign In The Works, Looks A Lot Like Chrome Firefox Redesign In The Works, Looks A Lot Like Chrome
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The first major Firefox redesign with version 4 in 2009 was initially met with some resistance, but people have largely gotten used to it by now. Now Mozilla will be introducing another drastic Firefox redesign in the coming months. TechCrunch …

Mozilla Has Decided Not To Block Cookies In Firefox Just Yet Mozilla Has Decided Not To Block Cookies In Firefox Just Yet

Online advertisers have been nervous the past few weeks as Mozilla moved forward with its plans to block third-party cookies by default in its Firefox browser. Some advertiser groups have even claimed that Mozilla’s policy will “undermine American small businesses.” …