Mozilla Firefox Posts

Mozilla is reportedly launching a $25 smartphone by the end of year

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Mozilla is reportedly going to launch a device with the Firefox OS built-in. The new smartphone will cost only $25, according to The Wall Street Journal. Getting people to use the Firefox OS will be a challenge for Mozilla because Android and iOS are the two dominant mobile operating systems today. Each of them have large app stores that complement the mobile operating systems as well.

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Mozilla may be placing sponsored tiles on new tab page

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Mozilla is going to place sponsored tiles on its new-tab page as part of a new monetization strategy. Mozilla’s Vice President of Firefox Jonathan Nightingale wrote a blog post several days ago defending plans to include sponsored tiles on the new-tab page. This program will be rolled into the browser slowly. Sponsored content may be added to the new-tab page in the future as well. Mozilla first introduced this program at an Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) in February.

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Mozilla releases Firefox version 29 with customization and improved syncing


Mozilla has launched version 29 of Firefox after launching the Australis redesign nearly two years ago. This is one of Firefox’s largest redesign since it moved to a rapid release schedule a few years ago.
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Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich resigns due to pressure over gay marriage viewpoints

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Brendan Eich was the CEO of Mozilla that stepped down due to controversy about support for California’s Proposition 8, which is against gay marriage. Dating website OKCupid sent out a landing page calling for the resignation of Eich. The landing page was shown to users that visited its website using Mozilla Firefox. OKCupid urged users to switch to a different browser.
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Mozilla decides to stop Firefox for Windows 8 Metro browser due to low usage

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Mozilla has decided to no longer push for the development of the Firefox for Windows 8 Metro browser due to low usage, according to a
Mozilla blog post. Mozilla was working on the browser for one and a half years.

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Mozilla is may sell promoted tile ads in Firefox browser

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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 is adding Accounts, improved syncing, and a customizable UI to Firefox

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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.

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Firefox is releasing an Android launcher in a few weeks

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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.
[Source: Mozilla/TheVerge]