Sugar daddy contracts.
Back in 2011, Google and Mozilla extended their partnership (where Firefox will set Google as a default search engine) and now it looks like the agreement is nearing the expiration date.
The good news? Both sides are already talking and the money should continue flowing (unless something terrible happens).
On November 9, 2004, Mozilla has announced the availability of Firefox 1.0 web browser, which at that time brought pop up blocking, add-ons, online fraud protection and more. Back then, even Google promoted it and lured people away from then everyone’s hated Internet Explorer.
Now, ten years later, the open source organization is celebrating 10 years of Firefox, which is currently sitting at the build 33.1 (stable).
Posts a teaser.
In a pretty stale web browsers world where today’s innovations seem to be tied to the social integration, it looks like Mozilla is (almost) ready to unveil a web browser created specifically for web developers.
While the open source organization is short on details, they did reveal few things: the new web browser is said to include tools like WebIDE and Firefox Tools Adapter, and lastly, it’s coming in 7 days, on November 10th, 2014. Check the teaser below.
But is it worth the investment?
In the effort to expand its Firefox OS platform, it looks like Mozilla is looking to ports the very same software to Raspberry PI, a small single board computer that can be bought for as low as $25.
According to the open source organization, there will also be a 2015 FX OS Challenge where developers will be able show what have they been working on, more details to follow. As far as the development phases go, no specific timelines and all we have is a 2015 date.
Humble Mozilla Bundle
Who knew that one day you will see Mozilla sponsoring the Humble Bundle campaign. If you are not aware about such concept, basically, a player decides how much he or she wants to pay for the games (you can even buy a bundle for $1 or so), then pays and plays them.
Another month, another CEO.
It seems like Mozilla has been replacing CEOs more often than some people replace their socks and today the open source organization has announced “the chosen one”: Chris Beard.
Who is he? Mr. Chris Beard first joined Mozilla back in 2004 so he does know a thing or two about the company. Earlier this year he re-joined the company as the member of the Board of Directors and the interim CEO.
Starts testing mozjpeg 2.0.
When it comes to standard JPEG compression, it’s not exactly all sunshine and rainbows, in fact, most of the times the pictures look rather bad.
Well, things might change for the better soon, at least for Facebook pictures as the company has just announced its plans to test Mozilla’s mozjpeg 2.0 format. In addition to that, the social giant has also donated $60,000 in an effort to fund the development of said format and mozjpeg 3.0.
It’s all about the comment section.
If you thought that Mozilla only does PC software then you are wrong, thanks to the recent funding by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation for journalism, the open source organization along with New York Times and Washington Post have received a $3.89 million grant to create a new online community platform, which would be later offered at no charge to others.
$170 with free shipping.
Recently, Mozilla has announced a new Firefox OS device which is company’s first attempt at a “reference design” phone. Aimed at developers and contributors, the goal was to create a mid-tier phone with the lowest price possible.
The following device, dubbed Flame is equipped with a Qualcomm dual core 1.2 Ghz Snapdragon CPU; a 4.5 inch 480p display; dual SIM and NFC support.
If you are interested in picking it up for $170, see the following page.
Well, that didn’t take long.
It appears that Mozilla has finally cracked down from all the content industry pressure and is no longer against implementing DRM into its web browser, at least not against in a way that they refuse to do it. Everything else is pretty much just a PR talk.