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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Firefox Could Soon Come To iOS

firefox-ios For a year now, Mozilla has categorically stated that it wouldn’t release a version of Firefox for iOS because Apple won’t let it use its own web engine on its platform. With a new CEO on board, however, it looks like Mozilla’s position may be changing. At an internal Mozilla event in Portland today, the company talked about the need to get its browser onto iOS. Read More

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Mozilla’s Asm.js Technology Makes Its Commercial Debut With Dungeon Defenders For The Web

dungeon_defenders_web For the longest time, web-based gaming meant that you had to install (often dubious) plugins to make games run smoothly in your browser. WebGL and other technologies changed that a bit in recent years, but because JavaScript isn’t exactly a speed freak, plugin-free gaming never quite took off. Mozilla has been trying to work around this with asm.js, a subset of JavaScript that can run… Read More

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Mozilla Launches Built-In HTML5 App Development Environment For Firefox

5284754010_bf98043365_o (1) Starting today, Firefox users on the Nightly release channel can begin testing WebIDE, a development environment for HTML5 apps that is now built right into the browser. If you have been following Firefox long enough, chances are you remember a somewhat similar project called Bespin. That, too, was an effort to build a code editor right into the browser. Those efforts didn’t quite pan… Read More

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Mozilla Continues To Bet On Firefox OS Even As Android Encroaches On The Low-End Market

firefox_os_logo_large Firefox OS is a tough project to evaluate. Mozilla’s phone operating system is meant for developing countries and first-time smartphone owners. To keep the price of the phones down, the hardware it comes on doesn’t really compare to today’s flagship phones, either. Instead of native apps, Firefox OS runs web apps written in HTML5 and JavaScript, which naturally incurs a… Read More

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Mozilla Names Firefox OS Co-Founder Andreas Gal As Its New CTO

Andreas-Gal_Mozilla-Final_9_24_131 When Mozilla named JavaScript inventor Brendan Eich as its new (and short-lived) CEO, it left the CTO position Eich previously occupied unfilled. Today, Mozilla announced that Andreas Gal will become its new CTO. Most recently, he was Mozilla’s Director of Research and later VP of Mobile and Research. Read More

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