Category: Mozilla

Mozilla Invests In Everything.me

By | November 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mozilla Invests In Everything.meEverything.me, a company that specializes in the HTML5 app platform development, has raised a total of $25 million from the likes of Telefonica Digital, Singtel and Mozilla.

Already available on both iOS and Android platforms, “Everything” allows users to enjoy games and applications without having to download them (except for the e.me app itself, obviously). In addition to that, the company claims that its biggest selling point is an ability to dynamically match its users needs with specific content and applications.
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Mozilla To Pay $1.5 Million For Its Tax Affair

By | November 7, 2012 | 2 Comments

Mozilla To Pay $1.5 Million For Its Tax AffairBack in 2007, Mozilla has decided that it does not have to pay taxes for the revenue that comes from Google’s search partnership. Why? Because according to them, 66 million (out of 77 million) dollars were a form of contribution and therefore, should not be taxable.

Unfortunately for them, the US government held a different opinion and as a result, Mozilla had to settle and will be paying a total of $1.5 million.

Better luck next time.

Mozilla On Browser Ballot Glitch: Millions Of Firefox Downloads Lost

By | November 1, 2012 | 11 Comments

Mozilla On Browser Ballot Glitch: Millions Of Firefox Downloads LostMoments after sending the delicious cake to Microsoft’s IE team, Harvey Anderson, the Vice President of Business Affairs at Mozilla, has published a blog post, which investigated the consequences of the browser ballot glitch.

According to Harvey, Firefox downloads saw a decrease of 63% to as low as 20,000 per day and increased by 150% to 50,000 per day after the fix was issued.
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A Gesture Of Awesome: Mozilla Delivers A Cake To Microsoft’s Headquarters

By | October 29, 2012 | 3 Comments

A Gesture Of Awesome: Mozilla Delivers A Cake To Microsoft’s HeadquartersBefore switching to the fast release cycle, Mozilla was used to receiving blue and delicious cakes from the Microsoft’s IE team, congratulating them on another Firefox release.

However, as the time passed by and release pace picked up, Microsoft has switched to the cupcakes.

Now, according to guys from Mozilla, they have decided to initiate a sweet tradition and delivered a cake to the IE headquarters in Redmond as well.
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EU: Windows RT Restrictions Are Fine

By | October 25, 2012 | 1 Comment

EU: Windows RT Restrictions Are FineMozilla responds.

Well, here is an interesting piece of news for you today, earlier this year, Mozilla has complained about the possible restrictions for web browsers running on the Windows RT, which wasn’t left unnoticed by the EU itself.

Now, according to a new report, European Union regulators gave Microsoft a green light and will not continue the investigation.
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ZTE Launching Firefox OS Phone In 2013

By | September 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

ZTE Launching Firefox OS Phone In 2013If you’ve been anxiously waiting for the new phones running Mozilla’s Firefox OS, then listen carefully as we have some new details to share with you.

According to the recent report from WSJ, ZTE is planning to launch FOS smartphones in the first quarter of 2013.

Unfortunately, hardware specifications were not revealed but don’t be surprised if it’s not exactly a high end phone.

Firefox OS Demoed On A ZTE Phone

By | September 11, 2012 | 5 Comments

Well, here is something for those who are excited about the upcoming mobile operating system from the Mozilla itself.
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Microsoft Proposes Different WebRTC Standard

By | August 7, 2012 | 3 Comments

Microsoft Proposes Different WebRTC StandardWants more flexibility, a support for legacy devices.

Even though Google has proposed their own version of the WebRTC standard, it looks like the software giant has different ideas for the real time communication and they call it “Customizable, Ubiquitous Real Time Communication over the Web” or CU-RTC-Web.

So how exactly does it differ?
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Mozilla Blocks Ubisoft’s Uplay Plugin

By | July 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mozilla Blocks Ubisoft’s Uplay PluginThis is why we can’t have nice things.

Uplay, a browser plugin that appears on your PC once you install various Ubisoft games, has been discovered to have a serious security vulnerability, which allows malicious websites to take over your computer.

Now, according Mozilla’s blocked plug-Ins list, the open source organization took appropriate steps and has since blocked the mentioned crapware.

On a related note, Ubisoft has just updated its Uplay client to version 2.0.4, supposedly fixing the mentioned vulnerability.

Download Firefox OS For The PC, Mac And Linux

By | July 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Download Firefox OS For PC, Mac And LinuxCodenamed “Boot 2 Gecko”.

With the recent announcement of Firefox OS for the handheld devices, Mozilla has made a minor splash in the tech community, mostly because of the superior alternatives that are already available (Android 4.1) and with more to come later this year: iOS 6 and Windows Phone 8 as well as BlackBerry OS 10.
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