Category: Firefox

Firefox OS Spinoff With 40+ Mozilla Employees Receives A $100 Million Boost

By | July 20, 2015 | 3 Comments

Firefox OS Spinoff With 40+ Mozilla Employees Receives A $100 Million BoostMozilla must be kicking themselves in the foot.

Back in May, Chris Beard, the CEO of Mozilla, has announced plans to drop the $25 version of Firefox OS and overhaul the overall plans for the mobile operating system.

Shortly afterwards, a couple of execs have left the company, including the president, Li Gong, who have since formed a new startup codenamed “Gone Fishing”, to create a new mobile solution, which is partially based on the Firefox OS itself. Since then, more than 40 former Mozilla employees have also joined the company as well as people from other sources.

Now, it looks like the very same startup (Acadine Techologies), has received a $100 million investment from China’s Tsinghua Unigroup, with a goal to create a better mobile operating system called H5OS, which is set to target tablets, smartphones and wearable devices.
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Mozilla Kills Adobe Flash On Firefox, Disables It By Default

By | July 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Mozilla Kills Adobe Flash On Firefox, Disables It By DefaultNow here is an interesting piece of news for all the tech (aka Flash hating) enthusiasts out there.

Unless you have been disconnected from the Internet for the last week or so, then the Hacking Team / Adobe Flash exploit leaks should be pretty known to you. Now, according to various reports, people are starting to see Flash disabled by default with the following pop-up displayed at the top of the page:

Firefox has prevent the unsafe plugin “Adobe Flash” from running on www.domain.com.
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Firefox For Windows 10 UI Revealed

By | July 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Firefox For Windows 10 UI RevealedShows no substantial changes yet, as expected.

As we all await for the promised Firefox build for Windows 10, Mozilla has published their very first concept on what could the first release look like.

If you were expecting any major changes then be prepared for a disappointment as it’s pretty similar to the native Windows 8 skin, at least for now.

Could you have guessed which one is which?
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Mozilla Abandons The 18 Week Firefox Release Schedule

By | July 8, 2015 | 3 Comments

 Mozilla Abandons The 18 Week Firefox Release SchedulePromises to ship fixes to users in minutes.

With Microsoft finishing Windows 10 later this week and releasing it globally at the end of this month, it looks like Mozilla is too working hard on a Windows 10 specific version of Firefox, which (according to them) is coming out soon.

What is more interesting however is the fact that the company has decided to abandon its “18-week development” plan and instead, focus on shortening the time it takes for new Firefox features to reach the users. On a message board, Mozilla’s Dave Camp has stated that “today [code deployment] isn’t done on an 18-week cycle. We think there are big wins to be had in shortening the time that new features reaches users. Critical fixes should ship to users in minutes, not days.”
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June, 2015 Desktop Market Share: Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera – Up, Internet Explorer – Down

By | July 7, 2015 | 2 Comments


It’s getting hot out there but the web browser news must go on, and today we look at the latest market share data from the NetApplications.
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Firefox 41 Will Use 5x Less Memory (In Certain Cases)

By | July 2, 2015 | 1 Comment

Firefox 41 Will Use Less Memory (In Certain Cases)Release date: September 22, 2015.

If you have installed and enabled the Adblock Plus extension on Firefox, then we have some great news: the upcoming Firefox 41 release will use less memory than ever before.

As it turns out, just by enabling Adblock Plus, users see an additional 60-70 MB increase to the memory usage. In addition to that, it adds an additional 4 megabytes per iframe, which means that in very rare cases (such as loading Techruch and rolling over all their social buttons for every story), Firefox memory usage becomes pretty insane:

Firefox (default): 194 MB
Firefox with AdBlock Plus: 417 MB
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64 Bit Version Of Firefox Could See Further Delays

By | June 29, 2015 | 3 Comments

64 Bit Version Of Firefox Could See Further DelaysHere we go again…

Back in the day, Internet Explorer on Windows was the only web browser that had a native 64-bit build, then other vendors followed, including Mozilla, which was hinting at the upcoming 64 bit builds for the general availability too. However, then they changed their mind and the development has slowed down.

Fast forward to 2014 (or fast backward) and after pretty much everyone had a native 64 bit build, the open source organization has again promised to bring the now necessary x86-64 architecture support on Windows to Firefox.
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23 X Times More Performance: Google, Microsoft, Mozilla & Others Join Forces

By | June 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

23 X Times More Performance: Google, Microsoft, Mozilla & Others Join ForcesWill co-develop a new binary format.

It’s nice to see tech giants that are usually competing with one another coming together to work on something that will benefit users all over the globe. The most recent example comes from a new announcement, which details the forthcoming partnership between Mozilla, Microsoft, WebKit engineers and others.

What is it all about? As you might know, when it comes to executing JavaScript files, browsers simply download them from a server, compile them using their own JavaScript engine and then execute. How exactly is this a problem? It is not but there is a ton of improvements that developers can make to speed everything up (such as Mozilla’s ASM.JS, Google’s NativeClient or Microsoft’s TypeScript). However, a newly joined “alliance” aims to make a new binary format called WebAssembly, which should merge all vendor’s efforts into a single compilation target.
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Get Rich Quick: Mozilla Joins Google And Microsoft

By | June 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Get Rich Quick: Mozilla Joins Google And MicrosoftWill pay you $10,000+ for mind boggling exploits.

If you want to get rich quick and have some deep understanding on how web browsers work and more importantly, how to exploit them, then good news as Mozilla has just announced that they too will be paying money for discovering various security vulnerabilities.

As a result, updated Client Bug Bounty Program will reward anyone if they create or report a:
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May, 2015 Desktop Market Share: Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera – Up; Internet Explorer, Safari – Down

By | June 4, 2015 | 1 Comment


Here comes the desktop.

After revealing the browser market share numbers on mobile, it’s time to finish it off with a fresh set of desktop data from the Net Applications.
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