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Mozilla: “The Web Is The Platform” Mozilla: “The Web Is The Platform”

Christian Heilmann, a self professed developer evangelist working for Mozilla, recently gave a talk at New Work City for MDN Hack Day. The 25-minute talk touches upon what the Web is and what Mozilla is doing to keep the Web …

Mozilla Wants To Make Firefox More Socialable Mozilla Wants To Make Firefox More Socialable

Is Mozilla trying to turn Firefox into a social media browser? Not exactly, but the developers understand that if more social platform features were built into their browser, it would make their flagship product much more desirable to a generation …

Mozilla Announces Living Docs Project in Open-Source Documentaries Mozilla Announces Living Docs Project in Open-Source Documentaries

Mozilla hopes to revolutionize open-source, Web-based documentaries through its new Living Docs Project, which launched yesterday. The open source non-profit organization announced recently its partnership with The Tribeca Film Institute, The Center for Social Media at American University, ITVS, and …

Firefox For Windows 8 Metro Now In Development Firefox For Windows 8 Metro Now In Development
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Mozilla has begun development for a Metro version of their Firefox web browser, the company has announced. Development of the new browser version began on Monday of last week. There is currently no projected timeline for the browser’s release. Developing …

Mozilla Teams With New York Times For OpenNews Mozilla Teams With New York Times For OpenNews

Mozilla is planning to make an announcement at SXSW 2012 on Saturday that The New York Times will be joining the Knight-Mozilla OpenNews project. The project is designed to drive technological innovation in journalism by placing fellows in the newsrooms …

Firefox Remains Android-Only, No Plans For iOS Firefox Remains Android-Only, No Plans For iOS
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Even though Google’s focus, in relation to smartphone web browsing anyway, is firmly on Google Chrome for the Android, that doesn’t mean Mozilla has any plans of branching out to other mobile phone platforms. Thanks to a report at Pocket-lint, …

Mozilla Addresses Online Tracking With Collusion Mozilla Addresses Online Tracking With Collusion

Because privacy is such the buzz word in relation to Internet activities nowadays, something like this from a popular browser developer only makes sense. What we have is the Collusion add-on from Mozilla, a Firefox extension that allows users to …

Mozilla Marketplace Now Open To Developers Mozilla Marketplace Now Open To Developers

Last week we brought you news that Mozilla would be opening their new Marketplace to developers at this week’s Mobile World Congress. Today, Mozilla announced that the Marketplace is now live and accepting app submissions. The Mozilla Marketplace is intended …

Mozilla Pioneers Open Web Devices Platform Mozilla Pioneers Open Web Devices Platform
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At today’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Mozilla and Telefónica Digital announced in a press release that they have teamed up to create a new mobile platform that will facilitate the first HTML5-based devices running on the open Web. The …

Mozilla Announces Open Web Devices At Mobile World Congress 2012 Mozilla Announces Open Web Devices At Mobile World Congress 2012

Mozilla has always been one of the largest supporters of open web standards including HTML5. They made their support more official this week with a pair of announcements at Barcelona. According to the Mozilla blog, the company said it will …

LG To Unveil Mozilla Phone At Mobile World Congress? LG To Unveil Mozilla Phone At Mobile World Congress?

There are rumors this morning that LG Mozilla may be about to unveil the first smartphone to run Mozilla’s Boot 2 Gecko operating system at the upcoming Mobile World Congress. Citing “a source close to the matter” ExtremeTech says that …

Mozilla Introduces “Personas” Sign-Ins Mozilla Introduces “Personas” Sign-Ins

Mozilla has introduced Personas, a project formerly called BrowserID. It is a multi-browser website authentication mechanism that is similar to Facebook Connect. The procedures set up by Personas allow users to login to websites that support their BrowserID signing and …

Mozilla Marketplace Opening To Developers At Mobile World Congress Mozilla Marketplace Opening To Developers At Mobile World Congress

Mozilla Marketplace Opening To Developers Next Week Mozilla has announced that the new Mozilla Marketplace will be open for developers beginning at this year’s Mobile World Congress. Developers can begin submitting apps in a wide variety of categories at the …

Firefox 11 Gets SPDY Firefox 11 Gets SPDY

It was just last week that Google was talking about SPDY gaining adoption. Google announced SPDY in 2009 as a protocol for transporting content over the web. SPDY, Google explained, was designed for minimizing latency through features like multiplexed streams, …

Firefox 10 Now Available Firefox 10 Now Available
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Firefox 10 launched today as a silent update so as not to disturb intrepid Web users. The update, as we reported yesterday, brings new features to the browser, but nothing worth celebrating over. The update features extension improvements with most …

Firefox 10 Launching Tomorrow Firefox 10 Launching Tomorrow
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Firefox is moving on to double digits tomorrow with the release of Firefox 10. PC Mag is reporting that the update will apply to the desktop formats as well as the mobile edition for Android. For those “people,” who never …

Firefox May Soon Be More Like Chrome Firefox May Soon Be More Like Chrome
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Update: We received the following statement from Johnathan Nightingale, Senior Director of Firefox Engineering, regarding the rapid release process and what role Nightly (and experimental versions) play into the release cycle: Firefox Nightly builds are early, untested versions of Firefox …

Mozilla Pancake Aims To Rethink How We Use The Web Mozilla Pancake Aims To Rethink How We Use The Web

Mozilla Labs announced the launch of an ambitious new project called Pancake, which Mozilla says is “focused on exploring, evolving and expanding how we search, browse, navigate, organize and discover amazing things on the Web.” “The Web has evolved well …

Mozilla SOPA Blackout: No Browsing For You Mozilla SOPA Blackout: No Browsing For You

Mozilla, developer of Firefox, threw in with the SOPA blackout today with a redesign of their webpage that displayed the following declaration: For any of you caught unawares and can’t follow through with your plan to ditch Internet Explorer today …

Microsoft, Apple Are Most Visited Computer/Electronic Sites Microsoft, Apple Are Most Visited Computer/Electronic Sites
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Just as how you go to the grocery store when you want to find food, a new Nielsen report shows that when the people want to find some information about electronics and computers, it comes as no surprise that they …

The Browser Trends Continue The Browser Trends Continue

Which browser is the most popular in terms of users? Well, that title remains in the Internet Explorer camp, but, continuing a trend that began when Firefox introduced tabbed browsing to the world, IE is continuing to fall, while Google …