All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Mozilla’

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 board of directors) back in April after Brendan Eich stepped down amid controversy surrounding his support for California anti-gay law …

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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. “The first thing you’ll notice in Firefox is the beautiful new design that makes it easy to focus on your …

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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 law Prop 8. Mozilla insists he wasn’t forced out, but that’s not exactly the way it’s been perceived in a …

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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. He stepped down following the controversy surrounding his support of California anti-gay marriage law Prop 8, which recently came to …

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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 number of interviews Eich gave indicating that he would not be going anywhere. “He’s made this decision for Mozilla and …

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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 touch friendly Firefox in that time, you’ll want to make your peace now. Mozilla announced this morning that development of …

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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 further. Mozilla and Epic Games announced today that the two are bringing Unreal Engine 4 to the Web through Firefox. …

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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 future where the former is a reality. Mozilla announced Wednesday that it’s working on a new project called mozjpeg that …

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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 be important going forward, but Mozilla has set its aspirations a bit higher for the second year of Firefox OS. …

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Mozilla To Sell Ad Space In Firefox

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. It didn’t look like things would get better in 2014, but interestingly enough, Mozilla now wants to work with the …

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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 thanks to our desire to own flagship devices. Firefox OS fans will be happy to know then that they can …

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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 of its larger rivals have left alone in favor of mature markets. It seems last year’s launch must have been …

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