Firefox Integrates Pocket, Adds Distraction-Free Reader View

PKTBlog_FFIntegration_Header Mozilla’s Firefox now features a full integration with the Pocket read-it-later service for saving text and video. In addition, Reader View now offers users a distraction-free reading mode that’s similar to Apple’s Reader mode in Safari and the functionality of the popular Readability add-ons and bookmarklets. Read More

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Firefox Will Soon Get Sponsored Suggested Tiles Based On Your Browsing History

2015-05-21_0942 It’s pretty odd hearing a not-for-profit organization like Mozilla talk about how it wants to help advertisers strengthen the conversation between brands and its users — especially given that I’ve never met anybody who wanted to have a conversation with a brand. But that’s the world we live in. Mozilla today launched its ‘Suggested Tiles’ program, which… Read More

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Panasonic Begins Selling The First Firefox OS-Powered Smart TVs, Initially In Europe

Firefox Mozilla picked CES in January to show-off is Firefox OS — know best for powering cheap smartphones for emerging markets — running on smart TVs. Now the initial fruits of its labor are on shelves in Europe from today. Read More

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Mozilla Launches A New Firefox Version Without DRM Support

mozilla-black-white Almost exactly a year ago, Mozilla announced that it would (very reluctantly) implement the HTML5 DRM specs into Firefox. Today, the organization officially launched HTML5 DRM support with the release of Firefox 38. In addition, however, Mozilla also announced the launch of a separate Firefox download that won’t automatically install Adobe’s technology for playing back… Read More

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Death To C

death_to_smoochy Ladies and gentlemen, the C programming language. It’s a classic. It is sleek, and spartan, and elegant. (Especially compared to its sequel, that bloated mess C++, which shares all the faults I’m about to describe.) It is blindingly, quicksilver fast, because it’s about as close to the bone of the machine as you can get. It is time-tested and ubiquitous. And it is… Read More

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As Mozilla Prepares Firefox Fightback, President Li Gong And Mobile VP Rick Fant Leave

firefox-ios Mozilla and its Firefox browser have been hurting badly in the stakes for browser market against Google Chrome, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and Apple’s Safari, and now the company is preparing a bigger restructuring as it looks to tackle this. TechCrunch has learned, and confirmed, that Li Gong, the president of Mozilla, and Rick Fant, its VP of mobile, are both leaving the… Read More

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Firefox OS Flips Into The U.S. With Verizon Feature Phones; Enters Africa With Orange And The $40 Klif

Flip With its web-based, no-native Firefox OS smartphones launched only in 2013, the open-source web software maker Mozilla has been a late mover in mobile, with only 1 million devices shipped to date. But it continues to step up its efforts: at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Mozilla today is announcing new deals with several carriers, OEMs and a chipmaker that will see it active in… Read More

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T-Mobile And Mozilla Will Launch A New ‘Privacy Phone’

shh In a bid for more traction in the ever-saturated mobile market, Deutsche Telekom, the German parent of T-Mobile, and Mozilla are taking a step forward together. The two have developed a new “privacy phone”, built on Mozilla’s Firefox OS and compliant with privacy directives set by the two companies. The device is due to be formally unveiled next week at the Mobile World… Read More

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