Mozilla is going to start selling ads in the Firefox browser. The ads may be integrated into the new tab page. Publishers can purchased sponsored tiles that will appear along the normal tiles with a label that says “promoted.”
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Mozilla has announced that they are adding several new features to Firefox. An Accounts feature is coming to the browser along with improved Sync. These features are available for testing in Firefox Aurora now.
Mozilla has announced that they are releasing an Android launcher in a few weeks with the mobile Firefox browser built-in. Mozilla is not building a launcher from the ground-up, but they are releasing a rebranded version of the EverythingMe launcher. The Firefox launcher will include universal search, smart folders, and related apps.
Panasonic has partnered with Mozilla, the company behind the popular Firefox web browser. Mozilla will be putting their software on smart TV sets starting with Panasonic. The Firefox OS will be used in smart TVs to let viewers watch Internet video and interact with friends online. Mozilla made the announcement at CES in Las Vegas.
Mozilla has reported that they hit around $304.5 million in revenues from royalties in 2012, according to their annual release of financials. Around 90% of those revenues came from Google. Google renewed their search deal with Mozilla in late 2011. Google committed to paying nearly $300 million per year. One of the perks that Google receives is being the default search engine for the Mozilla Firefox web browser.
On top of making one of the most popular web browsers in the world, Mozilla has also been developing a mobile operating system. Mozilla has announced that they have launched Firefox OS 1.1. The updated version of the service includes support for push notifications along with MMS messaging features. Firefox OS 1.1 users will be able to receive files through text messages with the MMS feature. The update also allows users to download content from the web browser like images, audio, and video content.
If you are a Windows 8 user and do not likely using Internet Explorer, you will be happy to hear that a “Metro-style” version of the Mozilla Firefox browser is coming on December 10th. The developer version of the browser is expected to arrive in September.
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