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Imagination Technologies wants to take MIPS mainstream with Firefox OS tablet

by Gizmoration March 23, 2015
A couple of weeks ago, in a shadowy corner of a fancy coffee house in London, I was handed a rather interesting gadget: a white, nondescript 9.7-inch tablet. I tapped the power button, and the Firefox OS lock screen appeared. That wasn’t the surprising bit, though. Rather unusually, there was a MIPS-based CPU inside the device. In February, Imagination [...]

Mozilla approves Nazi-themed, anti-feminism Firefox extension

by Gizmoration March 16, 2015
Mozilla could soon find itself at the center of a new controversy, as it just approved a Firefox extension, called Men Kampf, designed with the sole purpose of replacing so-called “radfem rethoric [sic] with nazi friendly alternatives”. Men Kampf scans the page that the Firefox user visits for any words considered to be linked to [...]

Google is pleading with Firefox users to stop using Yahoo (GOOG)

by Gizmoration March 16, 2015
Google suffered a noticeable defeat in November 2014. Mozilla, the company behind web browser Firefox, decided not to renew its relationship with the search giant — instead signing a five-year deal to make Yahoo the default search engine on the browser. Since then, Yahoo’s share of the search market has grown healthily, from 8.6% in [...]

Mozilla Firefox heading for 64-bit Windows glory in May

by Gizmoration March 4, 2015
Mozilla has outed its new Firefox Developer Edition 38, the first version that includes support for a 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows. The addition of a 64-bit version for Windows users will be a boon for native game developers who want to deliver slick speeds and desktop quality experience from apps within the browser window [...]

Mozilla Firefox heading for 64-bit Windows glory in May

by Gizmoration March 3, 2015
Mozilla has outed its new Firefox Developer Edition 38, the first version that includes support for a 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows. The addition of a 64-bit version for Windows users will be a boon for native game developers who want to deliver slick speeds and desktop quality experience from apps within the browser window [...]

Mozilla launches 64-bit Firefox Developer Edition for Windows

by Gizmoration March 3, 2015
Mozilla has released Firefox Developer Edition 38, which includes a 64-bit version of its browser for Windows for the first time, adding to the already supported Mac OS X and Linux platforms. The 64-bit version of Firefox brings substantial improvements over the 32-bit version, including the ability to run larger applications, quicker execution and increased [...]

Even propped up by Firefox, Yahoo search manages to lose market share

by Gizmoration March 2, 2015
Three months ago Mozilla made the surprising decision to make Yahoo the default search provider in the US version of Firefox, replacing Google, its long standing search partner. The switch had immediate benefits for Yahoo which saw sizable usage gains in the US, going from 8.6 percent share in November 2014 to 10.4 percent in [...]

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

by Gizmoration March 1, 2015
 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 nevertheless: at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Mozilla today is announcing new deals with several carriers, OEMs and [...]

Mozilla’s CTO On Cars, Facebook And Why It Doesn’t Matter You Can’t Use Uber On Firefox OS

by Gizmoration March 1, 2015
 Mozilla, the open-source Internet software company that makes the Firefox web browser, has been working hard to get more critical mass on mobile with Firefox OS — key to making is platform relevant both for developers and users. Today, it announced another wave of partnerships that will see Firefox OS make its first foray into the U.S. market [...]

WhatsApp Web client now works on Firefox and Opera browsers

by Gizmoration February 26, 2015
WhatsApp made waves when it launched a desktop version of its messaging service last month, but it was only compatible with Google Chrome. Today, the company has announced it now works on Firefox and Opera too. As with Chrome, you’ll need to launch the Web client on your browser and scan a QR code with your [...]

Firefox 36 adds HTTP/2 support and pinned tile syncing

by Gizmoration February 24, 2015
Mozilla has released version 36 of open-source desktop browser Firefox. The update’s biggest change is support for the newly-released HTTP/2 standard. Other new features include syncing for pinned tiles on new tab pages and the addition of localization for the Uzbek language. The new version of the browser will no longer accept certificates signed with [...]

Firefox 36 arrives, allows pinned tabs to be synced, implements full HTTP/2 protocol support

by Gizmoration February 24, 2015
Mozilla has released Firefox 36.0 FINAL for desktop, with Firefox for Android 36.0 due to follow in the coming days. Version 36 implements one visible new feature: when users pin tiles on the New Tab page, those pins will be synced to other platforms using the Firefox Sync feature. Those using the Android version on [...]

Google’s Inbox cozies up to iPads, Safari and Firefox

by Gizmoration February 19, 2015
Many folks are still scratching their heads wondering why Google felt the need to create an entirely separate Gmail client for mobile devices late last year, but few could argue the search giant is moving quickly to improve that product. The Official Gmail Blog today announced a couple of big enhancements for its fledging Inbox [...]

Google Inbox Comes to iPad and Android Tablets, Now Works In Firefox And Safari

by Gizmoration February 19, 2015
 Late last night, we pointed out that Google had started quietly rolling out an iPad-friendly build of Inbox (the company’s invite-only Gmail reader) in select countries. We noted that Google would probably make it official and ship it worldwide within a few hours. Sure enough, it’s now official — and there’s more! Read More
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Yahoo Makes A Deal With Mozilla To Drive Google Out of Race

by RJ Kon November 23, 2014
Yahoo is making moves to increase its search market share through various investments, acquisitions and deals. One such recent deal was between the internet giant and the web browser Firefox maker Mozilla Corp. According to the deal Yahoo will be made the default search engine for the web browser in the US. The idea of [...]

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Mozilla Releases It’s New Firefox Developer Edition

by RJ Kon November 11, 2014
Mozilla today has launched the most awaited Firefox Developer Edition for its users. The company is calling it to be “the first browser created specifically for developers.”With this release the company would like to answer the complaints from the developers that arise when dealing the numerous siloed development environments when creating content or targeting different [...]
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Unity 5 engine revealed at GDC

by Ryan Burgesson March 19, 2014
At the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Unity Technologies revealed the new iteration of their engine Unity 5 and it is available to pre-order today. David Helgason, CEO of Unity Technologies, wrote in a press release: Every time we ship a new version of Unity, we’re looking to empower developers with technology that’s more [...]
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Firefox for Windows Metro pulled

by Ryan Burgesson March 18, 2014
Mozilla has had to withdraw support of their Metro version of their web browser Firefox after they were only seeing 1000 users per day. With normal desktop version of Firefox hanging at around 18% of the global web browser pie that is hundreds of millions of people so this is really not good enough for [...]

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Mozilla Unveil their £15 smartphone – The Firefox OS Flame

by Ryan Burgesson February 25, 2014
Once again at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Mozilla saw fit to announce their assault on the smartphone market with the Firefox OS Flame. Coming in at just $25/£15 the Firefox OS Flame is affordable by pretty much anyone and that is the line Mozilla want to take with their phones. Its important to [...]
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Firefox Phone With Its Own OS Announced by Mozilla

by Chris Murphyon January 22, 2013
Mozilla has unveiled the first Firefox phone this week, which the company has created for developers worldwide to preview and test their new Firefox OS. Smartphone maker ZTE mentioned that it will work with a European wireless carrier to launch a smartphone with Mozilla’s Firefox mobile OS. ZTE’s CEO Cheng Lixen told Bloomberg news that the mobile [...]

 
 
 
 

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