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Yahoo Tells Users To ‘Upgrade’ To Firefox

Yahoo Tells Users To ‘Upgrade’ To Firefox

By Chris Crum December 12, 2014

As you may know, Yahoo recently secured a five-year deal with Mozilla to become the default search engine for the Firefox web browser in the U.S. This went into effect with the latest Firefox release, which was launched last week. …

Yahoo Takes Major Search Partner Away From Google Yahoo Takes Major Search Partner Away From Google

Yahoo may have lost its way in search over the years, but it would appear that CEO Marissa Mayer is determined to bring search back to the forefront. Going to head with her former employer in its specialty may not …

Mozilla’s New Browser Ads Make Their Debut Mozilla’s New Browser Ads Make Their Debut

Mozilla announced in February that it would sell ad space in its popular Firefox browser through “Directory Tiles,” which would replace the nine blank tiles on the tab page with “pre-packaged content” for first time users. “Directory Tiles will instead …

Mozilla Puts Greater Emphasis On Privacy In Firefox Mozilla Puts Greater Emphasis On Privacy In Firefox

Mozilla is celebrating ten years of Firefox with a handful of announcements. We told you about the launch of Firefox Developer Edition, which it had previously teased, but that’s only part of the celebration. The regular Firefox browser is getting …

Mozilla Launches Firefox Developer Edition Mozilla Launches Firefox Developer Edition

Earlier this month, Mozilla teased an upcoming version of Firefox specifically for developers. It’s now released Firefox Developer Edition. The browser replaces the Aurora channel in the Firefox Release process, and features will land in Developer Edition every six weeks, …

Mozilla Teases Browser For Developers [#Fx10] Mozilla Teases Browser For Developers [#Fx10]

Mozilla has a new browser specifically dedicated to developers coming out soon. It will be unveiled on November 10th. Mozilla teased it with a brief video on Monday: “When building for the Web, developers tend to use a myriad of …

Google Discovers ‘POODLE’ Vulnerability In SSL 3.0 Google Discovers ‘POODLE’ Vulnerability In SSL 3.0

Google announced that it has discovered a vulnerability (referred to as POODLE) in SSL version 3.0, the details of which can be found here. Bodo Möller of the Google Security Team found the issue along with fellow Googlers Thai Duong …

Firefox For Android Gets Chromecast, Roku Support Firefox For Android Gets Chromecast, Roku Support

Mozilla announced that Firefox for Android will now let users send supported videos to their televisions via Roku and Chromecast. In a blog post, the company explains: You might be entertaining friends and want to share a clip from your …

Chris Beard Is Mozilla’s CEO (Not Just Temporarily) Chris Beard Is Mozilla’s CEO (Not Just Temporarily)

Mozilla announced today that it has appointed Chris Beard as CEO of Mozilla Corp., the for-profit part of Mozilla. They’re going with Beard after reviewing “many internal and external candidates”. Beard was appointed interim CEO (as well as to the …

Mozilla Shows Off 'Most Customizable Firefox Ever' Mozilla Shows Off 'Most Customizable Firefox Ever'

Mozilla announced the launch of Firefox 29, which it calls its most customizable Firefox ever. It includes a new design, a customization mode, a new Firefox menu, new bookmarks, a new add-on manager, and enhanced sync powered by Firefox Accounts. …

Mozilla Now Has An Interim CEO (Chris Beard) Mozilla Now Has An Interim CEO (Chris Beard)

Mozilla announced that it now has an interim CEO – Chris Beard, who has also been appointed to the board of directors. He’ll be filling in for Brendan Eich, who stepped down amid controversy surrounding his support for California anti-gay …

Mozilla Insists CEO Eich Wasn't Forced Out Mozilla Insists CEO Eich Wasn't Forced Out

There have been a lot of stories about Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich’s resignation, suggesting that he was fired or forced out by the board. Mozilla has put out an FAQ about the situation, insisting that he was not forced out. …

Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich Steps Down Amid Controversy Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich Steps Down Amid Controversy

Brendan Eich has stepped down as Mozilla’s CEO following controversy about his support of California anti-gay marriage law Proposition 8 in 2008, which recently came to light. Executive Chairwoman Mitchell Baker announced the news on the Mozilla blog after a …

Mozilla Ends Firefox Metro Development Mozilla Ends Firefox Metro Development

In March 2012, Mozilla announced that it was developing a version of Firefox for Windows 8′s Metro UI. The non-profit included Firefox for Metro in its Nightly distribution starting February of last year. If you became a fan of Mozilla’s …

Mozilla Brings Unreal Engine 4 To Firefox Mozilla Brings Unreal Engine 4 To Firefox

HTML5 has come a long way since it was being used to render simplistic 2D scenes in a browser. Just last year, Mozilla ported Unreal Engine 3 to Firefox for complex in-browser 3D scenes. Now they’re taking it one step …

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 …