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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 relationship with the Web got a shot in the arm over the weekend, however, thanks to an agreement with one …

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Firefox OS Devices Won’t Be Sold In The US

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 didn’t get your hopes up then. Speaking to CNET, Mozilla Executive Chair Mitchell Baker said that “there are no plans …

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Firefox For Android Will Come Preinstalled On Kobo Arc Tablets

When you buy an Android smartphone today, you really only have one option of browser right out of the box – the vanilla Android browser. Sure, you can download other browsers off of Google Play, but why do that when you have a perfectly good browser already preinstalled on your device. Well, Mozilla is tired of you ignoring Firefox on …

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Mozilla, OTOY Introduce ORBX.js, Brings Cloud-Based Graphics Processing To The Web

In 2010, OnLive introduced a revolutionary idea – leverage the power of the cloud to stream PC games to any PC regardless of its specs. Now a number of Web companies are taking that idea even further with a new Web technology that does the same thing in any browser. Mozilla announced today that it has partnered with OTOY and …

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Mozilla’s Open Web Apps Have Made Great Progress

When building apps for Firefox OS, developers use modern Web tools like HTML5, JavaScript and CSS to deliver apps with near native performance on mobile devices. Now Mozilla is helping those same developers bring their Firefox OS apps to other platforms. A while back, Mozilla introduced a new technology called Open Web Apps that would help developers bring HTML5 apps …

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TogetherJS Is Mozilla’s Real-Time Collaboration Tool That Works Anywhere On The Web

Real-time collaboration is an important part of the modern Web. In fact, you could argue that it’s the most important aspect of any modern Web app – just look at how much emphasis Google Docs puts on working together. Unfortunately, such collaboration is only currently possible in Web apps built specifically with that in mind, but Mozilla wants to change …

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Flash Player’s Worst Nightmare Is Now In Firefox Nightly

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 Flash so convenient. That might not be the case sooner rather than later though if Mozilla has its way. Ghacks …

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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 are starting to stir once again. Mozilla announced today that it and its hardware partners are preparing to launch Firefox …

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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 for it. A DigiTimes report today revealed that Chinese smartphone manufacturer ZTE is already developing a next-generation of its ZTE …

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Firefox To Soon Block Plugins By Default

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 Firefox handles plugins. Mozilla announced today that Firefox will soon block most third-party plugins by default. This means that future …

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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 estimates put the launch at next year. Worry not, however, as one of Mozilla’s hardware partners is willing to hook …

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Mozilla’s Persona Now Supports Gmail Users

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 you frequent, and it’s secure as it only requires an email address. Gmail wasn’t initially supported at launch, but that …

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