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Firefox OS and Browser (Mozilla News)

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  • Mozilla Exits Firefox OS Smartphone Business

    I first started writing about FirefoxOS when it was called Boot2Gecko. The idea was sound, a mobile operating system that uses the web to deliver the web and web applications.

    Unfortunately good ideas don't always turn into good business. Mozilla was not able to push FirefoxOS through the crowded mobile landscape dominated by IOS and Android at the top end. Smaller efforts like Blackberry, Windows mobile, Tizen and even Ubuntu Phone have all been trying to gain share against the Android and IOS too, but little movement occurs.

  • Mozilla confirms its Firefox OS phones are dead

    Mozilla announced at the Mozlando developer conference in Florida that it has officially abandoned attempts to get a foothold in the smartphone market with its Firefox OS system.

    "We are proud of the benefits Firefox OS added to the Web platform and will continue to experiment with the user experience across connected devices. We will build everything we do as a genuine open source project, focused on user experience first and build tools to enable the ecosystem to grow," said Ari Jaaksi, SVP of Connected Devices at Mozilla in a statement to El Reg.

  • Mozilla Puts An End To Firefox OS
  • Firefox To Ship Rust & Servo Components Next Year

    Mozilla made the announcement earlier today that they are ending Firefox OS. However, there is some unrelated bright news today for Firefox fans.

    Mozilla has announced that in 2016 they will begin shipping components of Rust and Servo in Firefox! It's been confirmed by the official @RustLang, the account for this programming language backed by Mozilla.

  • Focus by Firefox – Content Blocking for the Open Web

Mozilla Will Stop Developing And Selling Firefox OS Smartphones

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Farewell Firefox OS smartphones. Mozilla today announced an end to its smartphone experiment, and said that it would stop developing and selling Firefox OS smartphones. It will continue to experiment on how it might work on other connected devices and Internet of Things networks.

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Mozilla's Focus by Firefox Brings Content Blocking to Apple iOS

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With Mozilla's recent Firefox 42 Web browser release, a new tracking protection feature became available to Mozilla's users. Now Mozilla is extending its protections even further with the new Focus by Firefox app, which is available now in the Apple App Store as a free content blocker for iOS 9 users running the Safari Web browser.

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Mozilla retires Firefox’s sponsored tiles, hunts for new revenue streams

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Firefox's targeted sponsored tiles always seemed a little out of place for a browser that is essentially predicated on free, libertarian ideals. You can't exactly blame Mozilla for trying, though. Since its inception, Mozilla has been entirely reliant on revenues from search engines. For years, Google paid Mozilla hundreds of millions of dollars to be Firefox's default search engine. In recent years, Mozilla has diversified its search engine defaults

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Browsers (Mozilla, Google)

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Visualizing the Invisible

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We recently released Private Browsing with Tracking Protection in Firefox – a feature focused on providing anyone using Firefox with meaningful choice over third parties on the Web that might be collecting data without their understanding or control. This is a feature which addresses the need for more control over privacy online but is also connected to an ongoing and important debate around the preservation of a healthy, open Web ecosystem and the problems and possible solutions to the content blocking question.

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Thunderbird to be separated from Mozilla

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This is a long-ish message. It covers general topics about Thunderbird
and the future, and also the topics of the Foundation involvement (point
9) and the question of merging repositories (point 11). Naturally, I
believe it’s worth the time to read through the end.

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Mozilla Situation

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  • Mozilla's Millions Grow Under Last Year of Google Deal

    While Mozilla continues to give away its open source products for free, including the Firefox web browser, it is still generating growing revenues. Mozilla's newly published 2014 financial statements show that the open source software group made more money than ever before in 2014, though 2015 will be a year of challenges.

  • Mozilla: Open Source Firefox Browser Thrives without Cash from Google

    How important is Google to open source? Not quite as important as it was up until a year ago, when Mozilla announced that it was no longer receiving large sums of cash from the search giant. Yet it turns out Firefox and other Mozilla products are still thriving without as much Google support.

  • All hail Firefox Dev Edition 44 – animations, memory and all

    When Mozilla released the first Firefox Developer Edition there wasn't much difference from the regular Firefox release, but all that changed recently.

    Firefox DE 44, delivered in early November, packs in a wealth of new features and improvements, particularly for anyone working with HTML5 and CSS3 animation.

    The Developer Edition's Page Inspector tool adds an animation panel that allows developers to step through animations node by node and easily scrub, pause, and inspect each animation on the webpage.

Mozilla Releases Thunderbird 38.4.0 to Patch High and Critical Security Issues

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Mozilla has announced the release of a new maintenance version of the popular, open-source, and cross-platform Mozilla Thunderbird 38 email and news client for all supported operating systems, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows.

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Best Firefox Add-ons for a Better YouTube Experience

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From blocked videos to annoying ads, there are many things about YouTube we don't like. These restrictions and distractions only dampen the amazing experience that the video-sharing website is meant to provide. If you are a Firefox user, however, you won't have to worry about such things. Firefox offers a variety of add-ons that let you fix pretty much any annoyance that YouTube has. Furthermore, they also let you download videos right to your desktop so that you can watch them whenever you want, even without a connection.

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