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Facebook grabs Mike Schroepfer from Mozilla

Firefox suffers a huge loss as Mike Schroepfer defects from the Mozilla Foundation to the potential riches of Facebook.

Firefox 3 Receives Early Vulnerability Report
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Only a few hours after Mozilla kicked off its Firefox Download Day, leading to over 8 million downloads in 24 hours, someone discovered and reported a critical security flaw in the browser.

Firefox 3 Slated For June 17 Release
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The Mozilla Foundation will shoot for a world record when they make their latest browser, Firefox 3, available for download.

Facebook Using The CPAL License

Facebook released the Facebook Open Platform under CPAL, the Common Public Attribution License that Socialtext created.

Mike Gunderloy notes:

Mozilla Seeks World Record Firefox Downloads
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The browser maker wants to set a Guinness World Record when the next version of Firefox becomes available for users.

Mozilla’s CEO Has Problem With Apple’s Safari Download

It’s been a few months since Apple has done anything to mark its

Apple, Mozilla, Google, Cash
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The curious tempestuous outburst by Mozilla CEO John Lilly over Apple offering a Safari browser update/install to Windows users led one observer to suggest a motivating factor.

Mozilla CEO Blasts Apple’s Safari Ploy
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Slipping another web browser onto a PC along with an iTunes update strikes John Lilly as a risky security move.

Firefox 3 Beta 4 Brings Lots Of Updates
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The latest testing version of Firefox 3 brought along several hundred fixes and tweaks from the previous version released to the Web.

500 Million Downloads For Firefox
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Mozilla reached a milestone recently as Firefox hit 500 million downloads. If that were people, that’d be about a twelfth of the earth, or about eight percent of everybody.

Mozilla Messaging Launches Today

The email and messaging division of the Mozilla Foundation opens with the lofty aim of fixing email, starting with development of Thunderbird 3.

Acid 3 Test Coming Soon

With the announcement that both Firefox 3 and IE8 have passed the acid2 test, Ian Hickson has been working hard on the acid3 test. The new test will focus mostly on ECMAScript and Dom through Selectors Level3, Media queries and data URIs.

Mozilla’s Marketing Misfire

Mozilla, makers of the Firefox browser (my preferred browser due to the amazing plugins) wants to lure Internet Explorer users.

They have a new marketing campaign that hasn’t gone over so well. The theme of the campaign is Fight Against Boredom, suggesting that IE is a boring option.

Here’s a line to give you the idea of the 70s goofy feel of the campaign’s song (Rise Up! Rise Up!).

The world is such a great big place with so much to do. You can ski, eat green eggs, ride bikes, or start a coupe.

Mozilla Moves John Lilly To CEO

The makers of the Firefox browser have a subtle shift at the top of the organization, with former CEO Mitchell Baker asking Lilly to take the CEO title.

Mozilla Frees Firefox 3 Beta 2 For Testing

The brave Firefox user has a new toy to play with ahead of Christmas morning, as Mozilla released the latest beta version of the next Firefox browser to the Internet.

RBC Expects Baidu To Do Better

We all know that Baidu, Google’s archrival in China, is doing well.  But according to one firm’s analysis, it’s doing even better than expected, and RBC Capital has raised its price target as a result.

Baidu, Mozilla Sign Browser Deal
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In a move that makes it look even more like the Chinese version of Google, Baidu has signed a deal with Mozilla; as a result, all of Baidu’s search functions will be embedded in Chinese versions of Firefox.

Mozilla’s Devilish Deal With Google
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Two aspects of Mozilla’s close ties with Google over development of the Firefox browser have Chris Soghoian concerned about a conflict of interest in play.

Mozilla Focuses Web Apps Through Prism

A new project from the Mozilla Foundation, called Prism, lets people split web applications out of the browser and run them on the desktop.

Mozilla Can Walk Away From Google’s Cash

The Mozilla Foundation has tucked away enough money that they can do without Google’s immense influx of revenue, courtesy of Google’s default search position in the Firefox browser.

Mozilla’s Top Revenue’s From Google

Mozilla CEO Mitchell Baker in a blog post writes:

Mozilla’s revenues (including both Mozilla Foundation and Mozilla Corporation) for 2006 were $66,840,850, up approximately 26% from 2005 revenue of $52,906,602. As in 2005 the vast majority of this revenue is associated with the search functionality in Mozilla Firefox, and the majority of that is from Google.

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