All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Mozilla’

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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Firefox 20 Adds New Download Manager, Per-Window Private Browsing

Firefox 19, which launched in the middle of February, shipped with a built-in PDF viewer. Its successor, Firefox 20, comes with something even better – an update to the browser’s outdated download manager. Firefox 20 launched today, and the updated browser comes with a new download manager that makes Firefox much more visually appealing. If you used any previous version …

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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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Mozilla and Epic Games Bring Unreal Engine 3 To The Web

For the longest time, HTML5 was far behind Flash in terms of game development as it didn’t offer a native experience. Mozilla and others have been bridging that gap over the last year, however, and the non-profit’s latest move inspires more hope that HTML5 can deliver native gaming experiences sooner rather than later. Mozilla and Epic Games announced at GDC …

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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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Are There Any Winners In The War On Ads?

Advertising is a key component of the Web economy as it keeps many of the Web sites and services you use free. Facebook, Twitter, and even the very words you’re reading right now are all free because of advertising. For years, this model of advertising on Web sites in exchange for free content worked well. That very model, however, has …

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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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Showcase Your Knowledge With Mozilla’s Open Badges

For the past few years, Mozilla has been working on a project called Open Badges. You can think of the project like merit badges for the Internet. It allows people to prove that they have accomplished something, or are knowledgeable in a topic, in a visual format. Now after a year of extensive beta testing, the finished product is finally …

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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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