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Developers Can Get Their Hands On Firefox OS Dev Units Next Week

Until now, developers interested in getting their hands on actual Firefox OS hardware had to either attend a workshop or install the OS on their Sony android device. Now Geeksphone is finally ready to start shipping out Firefox OS dev units. Engadget reports that Geeksphone will start selling the Keon and Peak Firefox OS dev units next week. The Keon …

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Mozilla’s TowTruck Brings Collaboration To The Web At Large

One of the best parts about Google Drive is its real time collaboration. Real time collaboration is only available in Google Drive documents or apps built with the Realtime API though. Now Mozilla is working on bringing that level of collaboration to the entire Web. Mozilla Labs, the group that brought us Open Badges, Popcorn and more, has unveiled its …

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Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs Stepping Down Later This Year

In late 2010, Mozilla appointed Gary Kovacs as its CEO as the non-profit began development on Firefox OS. As the launch of Firefox OS nears, Mozilla is now once again on the lookout for a new CEO. Mozilla announced today that Kovacs will be stepping down as the CEO of the non-profit later this year. He won’t be gone entirely, …

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Mozilla Is Now Working On A Web Payment Standard

Mozilla is all about Web standards. The non-profit has made it clear that it wants to move the Web away from plug-ins and third party services to Web APIs that will work across any browser. It’s latest venture tackles a service that many probably never thought needed fixing – Web payments. So, what’s wrong with our current Web payment services? …

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Mozilla, Samsung Working Together On New Web Browser Engine

The modern Web browser is most likely powered by one of three engines – WebKit, Trident or Gecko. The latter is currently developed by Mozilla, and is used in its popular Firefox Web browser. One Web browser engine is apparently not enough for the non-profit, though, as it’s now working on another. Mozilla and Samsung jointly announced today that they …

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Mozilla Celebrates Its 15th Anniversary With #Webstory

Mozilla, creators of the popular Firefox Web browser, turned 15-years-old on March 31. The non-profit looks to celebrate it in style as it looks back on what it, and the Web at large, has accomplished over the past 15 years. Mitchell Baker, Chair of the Mozilla Foundation, wrote a short post today explaining what spurred Mozilla to rethink the Web …

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Want A Firefox OS Phone? Attend One Of These Workshops

Mozilla announced a while back that it would start selling Firefox OS Developer Preview phones sometime in February. That obviously didn’t happen, and there’s no mention of when the phones will be widely available to developers. Until then, you’re best chance to get one is at one of Mozilla’s recently announced workshops. Mozilla announced today that it will be hosting …

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Mozilla Under Attack By Ad Industry For Planning To Block Cookies By Default In Firefox

Over the past few years, Mozilla has emerged as a company dedicated to the privacy of its users. It’s going to take that to the next level with Firefox 22 as the browser will start blocking cookies by default. The ad industry isn’t particularly happy about it. The Interactive Advertising Bureau sent out a press release this week claiming that …

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Firefox OS Simulator 3.0 Now Available

Late last year, Mozilla released Firefox OS simulator 1.0. The preview software would give developers an idea of how Firefox OS looks when running on a mobile device while allowing them to develop apps for the HTML5-centric platform. It’s only been a few months since then, and Mozilla has already pushed out two new versions with the latest being made …

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Don’t Expect To See Firefox On iOS Anytime Soon

Firefox for Android is a great mobile browser, but it’s not exactly popular. Mozilla could make it more popular if it were to release a version of its browser on iOS, but that’s not going to happen anytime soon. Mozilla’s vice president of products, Jay Sullivan, was on a panel at SXSW talking about the mobile browser wars. On the …

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Sony Releases Experimental Firefox OS Software For Xperia E Smartphones

Samsung may not be backing Firefox OS, but Mozilla’s mobile OS has found a new friend in Sony. The tech giant is now evaluating the platform and has even released an experimental Firefox OS ROM for developers. Sony announced today that it’s releasing an experimental version of Firefox OS for its Experia E smartphone. Sony has also partnered with Telefonica …

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Samsung Won’t Be Backing Firefox OS

At this week’s Mobile World Congress, Mozilla announced that it had secured four hardware partners for its first run of Firefox OS handsets. Those four partners – Alcatel, LG, ZTE and Huawei – represent a pretty diverse chunk of OEMs. The platform won’t be supported, however, by one of the largest OEMs in the world. CNET reports that Samsung won’t …

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