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Samsung Tizen Mozilla Firefox OS

Mozilla might be the latest recruit in Samsung’s anti-Android army

November 29th, 2013

Samsung announced earlier this month that the Tizen Association had gained 36 powerful friends in the tech industry, but its latest partner might be the most valuable addition yet. According to a report at ZDNet Korea, Samsung’s Chief Secretary Wonsuk Lee revealed that the company will be working closely with Mozilla to foster a relationship between Tizen …

Firefox Add-on Internet Tracking

New Firefox add-on shows you how your browsing is being monitored

October 25th, 2013

Mozilla has developed a Firefox add-on called Lightbeam that could change the way you look at your daily Internet activity. Mozilla says that Lightbeam “enables you to examine individual third parties over time and space, identify where they connect to your online activity and provides ways for you to engage with this unique view of …

Mozilla Firefox Phone Sales

Firefox phones may have a future after all

August 20th, 2013

Expectations for Firefox OS smartphones have been decidedly low, especially since the new platform is entering an extremely crowded market that already includes iOS, Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry. But The Telegraph reports that ZTE’s budget Firefox Open phone has done surprisingly well so far, as the Chinese company said that it has already sold …

Firefox Do Not Track Implementation

Firefox brushes off advertisers, plows ahead with ‘Do Not Track’

June 19th, 2013

Anyone looking to search the web without being tracked by advertisers will soon be able to use Mozilla’s Firefox browser without worries. The Washington Post reports that Mozilla is moving ahead with plans to implement a “Do Not Track” system that will let users opt out of the most common types of tracking that advertisers …

First Firefox phone now available

A new contender enters the fray: First Firefox phone now available

April 23rd, 2013

Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android platforms have a stranglehold on the global smartphone market that doesn’t appear to be slipping anytime soon. But as a bloody battle rages for the No.3 and No.4 positions in the smartphone race, a new contender with a very different strategy has now hit the market: Firefox OS. Beginning immediately, …

Firefox OS smartphones to debut in June in emerging markets

Firefox OS smartphones to debut in June in emerging markets

April 15th, 2013

Speaking at AllThingsD’s Dive Into Mobile conference on Monday, Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs announced that the first Firefox OS smartphones will launch around June, Business Insider reported. The executive revealed that initial availability will be limited to emerging markets including Venezuela, Poland, Brazil, Portugal and Spain. The HTML5-based operating system will also be making its …

Samsung Mozilla Browser Engine

Samsung continues to inch away from Google, teams with Mozilla on browser engine

April 3rd, 2013

Samsung (005930) would love to lessen its dependence on Google (GOOG) services and now the company plans to team with Mozilla to create a next-generation browser engine that will presumably power non-Google web browsers on future Samsung devices. Mozilla says that the new engine, dubbed Servo, “is an attempt to rebuild the Web browser from …

Mozilla Unreal Engine 3

Who needs Xbox? Mozilla wants to bring console-quality games to your browser

March 27th, 2013

At first glance, the idea of playing Bioshock Infinite on your web browser sounds like a pipe dream. But according to Ars Technica, it’s a pipe dream that Mozilla is working very hard to make real by porting Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 3 onto its open-source Firefox web browser. To achieve this daunting task, Ars …