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At SXSW, Racy Wristbands Embarrass MIT

[credit provider=”Flickr / Visualist Images” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/visualistimages/6986217869/”] The MIT Media Lab threw a party at South By Southwest, the giant entertainment-and-tech conference in Austin, Texas, on Saturday night. But people weren’t talking about the party.They were talking about the wristbands issued to attendees, which featured suggestive pick-up lines.
At SXSW, Racy Wristbands Embarrass MIT
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Popular Software Maker Boycotts Apple Because Of Crazy Restrictions

[credit provider=”Mozilla” url=”https://blog.mozilla.org/press/bios/jay-sullivan/”] The popular Firefox browser will not be available for Apple’s iPhone and iPad, Jay Sullivan, Mozilla’s VP of Product, said during a talk at the SXSW conference in Austin Texas.Sullivan said that Mozilla is not working on Firefox for iOS devices now and it won’t do so in […]
Popular Software Maker Boycotts Apple Because Of Crazy Restrictions
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The Firefox Phone Is Real And You Can Get One Next Month

[credit provider=”Geeksphone”] Mozilla, the company that makes the popular Firefox Web browser, is also working on a mobile operating system to rival Android and iOS on the iPhone. Before the final version of Firefox OS hits, Mozilla wants developers to start making apps, so it’s selling smartphones running the new OS. […]
The Firefox Phone Is Real And You Can Get One Next Month
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Firefox Maker Gets The IRS Off Its Back And Saves $15 Million

[credit provider=”Wikipedia” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mitchell_Baker.jpg”] For four years, the IRS has been poking around Mozilla’s lucrative deal with Google. Today, the makers of the Firefox Web browser shared some good news: Mozilla has settled with the taxman.The Mozilla Foundation will pay $1.5 million, Mitchell Baker, chair of the foundation, said in a blog […]
Firefox Maker Gets The IRS Off Its Back And Saves $15 Million
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The World’s First Firefox Phone Will Launch In A Few Months

[credit provider=”Twitter / @robhawkes” url=”http://twitpic.com/photos/robhawkes”] Mozilla, the company that makes the popular Firefox browser, is working on a mobile operating system that will launch on a smartphone built by ZTE, Reuters reports.The phone will launch either at the end of this year or early next year.
The World’s First Firefox Phone Will Launch In A Few Months
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SCREENSHOTS: Here’s Your First Look At Firefox’s Operating System For Smartphones

[credit provider=”Twitter / @robhawkes” url=”http://twitpic.com/photos/robhawkes”] Mozilla, the company behind the Firefox web browser, is launching an open-source mobile operating system for smartphones.Peter Judge over at TechWeekEurope got his hands on a bunch of screenshots of the new Firefox mobile operating system for smartphones.
SCREENSHOTS: Here’s Your First Look At Firefox’s Operating System For Smartphones
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Mozilla Is Building An Open Source ‘Firefox’ Phone

[credit provider=”Mozilla”] Mozilla, the company behind the Firefox web browser, is launching an open-source mobile operating system for smartphones.It’ll use the Firefox brand, and the first phone will be manufactured by TCL Communication Technology. The phone will launch on a big number of global networks, including Sprint.
Mozilla Is Building An Open Source ‘Firefox’ Phone
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Firefox Gets More Google Money. Time For The Mozilla IPO (Again!)

Firefox owner Mozilla has extended its lucrative search deal with Google (GOOG) for three more years, through Nov. 2011, chair Mitchell Baker writes. What’s that mean? The Web browser dot-org will continue to make a lot of money — we estimate about $150 million of revenue this year, and close […]
Firefox Gets More Google Money. Time For The Mozilla IPO (Again!)
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Twitter Just Made It Really Easy To Stop People From Tracking Your Tweets

[credit provider=”yoshiffles via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/cutiemoo/3111207407/sizes/z/in/photostream/”] In the midst of Facebook IPO frenzy, Twitter partnered with Mozilla today to do something amazingly different that will benefit users of both platforms.The New York Times reports that Twitter and Mozilla have added a “Do Not Track” feature that allows users to opt-out of […]
Twitter Just Made It Really Easy To Stop People From Tracking Your Tweets
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Google And Mozilla Should Quit Crying About Windows Tablets

[credit provider=”storyvillegirl via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/bibbit/5456802728/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] There’s a ridiculous dust-up going on today over Microsoft’s plans for Internet Explorer and other Web browsers on Windows tablets.Mozilla started it this morning.
Google And Mozilla Should Quit Crying About Windows Tablets
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Inside Mozilla’s Amazing Office Space In San Francisco

[credit provider=”Boonsri Dickinson”] Mozilla, the nonprofit organisation that runs the Firefox project, has more than 450 million users worldwide and is known for its open source projects.It’s just as open in real life. Mozilla treats volunteer developers as nicely as they treat their staff. They even give them office space.
Inside Mozilla’s Amazing Office Space In San Francisco
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The People That Brought You Firefox Are Building An Alternative To Android and iPhone

[credit provider=”Flickr/fmg2001″ url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/fmg2001/502593842/in/photostream/”] Mozilla, the organisation best known for its Firefox browser, wants to do for mobile phones what the browser is doing for PCs: make the operating system obsolete.At the Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona, Mozilla today said it has signed on some heavy hitters for its Boot […]
The People That Brought You Firefox Are Building An Alternative To Android and iPhone
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Don’t Worry, You Won’t Be Stuck Using Internet Explorer On Windows 8

[credit provider=”AP (modified)”] Mozilla is already getting a jump start on Firefox for Windows 8, giving the browser a fancy new look to match Microsoft’s new “Metro” interface for tablets..In a Wiki entry for Mozilla developers, the group details its plans for the first version of Firefox to run on […]
Don’t Worry, You Won’t Be Stuck Using Internet Explorer On Windows 8
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Google Is Paying Mozilla $300 Million A Year For Firefox Deal

[credit provider=”Robotskirts and bredgur via Flickr”] Earlier this week, we noted that Microsoft let Google win a three-year contract to stay as the default search engine in Firefox. It showed that there IS a limit to how much Microsoft is willing to spend to get traffic to Bing.Now we know […]
Google Is Paying Mozilla $300 Million A Year For Firefox Deal
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Firefox 9 Is OUT, And It’s 30% Faster Than The Last Version

[credit provider=”RobotSkirts on Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/hackaday/484253289/”] Mozilla just released Firefox 9, an updated version of its popular web browser that boasts 30% better JavaScript page rendering, Extreme Tech reports.Many webpages are written using a ton of JavaScript, so you should see some noticeable speed increases from the get-go.
Firefox 9 Is OUT, And It’s 30% Faster Than The Last Version
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And Has Google Now Killed Off Firefox Completely By Pulling The Plug On Its Toolbar Deal?*

[credit provider=”dimnikolov via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/dimnikolov/4697345882/”] In the past two years, Google’s Chrome browser has made remarkable strides against Firefox and the rest of the the browser field.Chrome’s share of the market has gone from 5% to 18%, according to Net Market Share, and Firefox’s share has dropped from 25% to […]
And Has Google Now Killed Off Firefox Completely By Pulling The Plug On Its Toolbar Deal?*
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Amazon Launches Kindle Cloud Reader For Mozilla Firefox

[credit provider=”Screenshot”] Today Amazon announced the availability of Kindle Cloud Reader for Mozilla Firefox, a new way to read Kindle books on your computer.Head to read.amazon.com from Firefox to get started reading any books in your Kindle library, no app required. (It’s based on HTML5 instead.)
Amazon Launches Kindle Cloud Reader For Mozilla Firefox
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Here’s What’s New In Firefox 7

[credit provider=”Dylan Love”] It almost seems like the routine has become “another day, another version of Firefox.”Version 7 was released to the general public today — you can grab it here.
Here’s What’s New In Firefox 7
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BIG MISTAKE: No More Version Numbers For Firefox

[credit provider=”dimnikolov via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/dimnikolov/4697345882/”] It’s no secret that the Mozilla dev team is busting their collective hump, churning out new releases of Firefox at an unprecedented rate.Each release features bug fixes and minor improvements, but the newest will employ a radical change — no version number.
BIG MISTAKE: No More Version Numbers For Firefox
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HOW TO: Download Firefox 6 Right Now (Two Days Early!)

[credit provider=”Funny Animal Site” url=”http://www.funnyanimalsite.com/pictures/Fox_Hole.htm”] Mozilla’s newest version of Firefox, 6.0, isn’t due until August 16, but you can download it right now. The browser is already hosted on the company’s FTP site, open for anyone to grab, Lifehacker found.Click the following links to download for Windows, Mac, or Linux.
HOW TO: Download Firefox 6 Right Now (Two Days Early!)
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Firefox 7 Will Use 50% Less Memory

[credit provider=”Alaska in Pictures” url=”http://www.alaska-in-pictures.com/running-red-fox-3811-pictures.htm”] We like Firefox a lot, but it’s historically been a memory hog. Numerous extensions can bloat it up, and Chrome looks attractive by comparison.But the Mozilla dev team has seriously stepped its game up lately, switching to a rapid release schedule in order to tackle […]
Firefox 7 Will Use 50% Less Memory
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Firefox 6 Is Launching Tuesday, Here’s What You Need To Know

[credit provider=”Shiretoko-Shari Tourist Association via Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vulpes_vulpes_laying_in_snow.jpg”] Mozilla is putting the finishing touches on Firefox 6 set to launch this coming Tuesday, Maximum PC reports.To keep up with Google Chrome, Mozilla has begun offering more frequent Firefox updates containing fewer features per release–Firefox 5 launched a mere six weeks […]
Firefox 6 Is Launching Tuesday, Here’s What You Need To Know
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Here’s Everything We Know So Far About Mozilla’s Answer To Chrome OS

[credit provider=”Dylan Love”] The famed open source developers at Mozilla, already responsible for popular software like Firefox and Thunderbird, are throwing their collective hats into the operating system ring.The project is still very much in its infancy, but based on what we’re reading and hearing, it’s an interesting and exciting […]
Here’s Everything We Know So Far About Mozilla’s Answer To Chrome OS
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The Firefox People Are Building A Mobile OS

[credit provider=”Dylan Love”] Mozilla — the organisation behind the Firefox Web browser — plans to build a “complete, stand-alone operating system for the Web” called Boot to Gecko, or B2G. It is being designed for mobile devices.Why? Because the foundation wants to make sure that developers can build Web apps […]
The Firefox People Are Building A Mobile OS
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Firefox 8 (Yes, 8) Is Getting A Massive Speed Boost

[credit provider=”rlw5663 via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/rlw/1475048226/”] You might be annoyed by all the constant updates to Firefox ever since they switched to a rapid release schedule a la Chrome, but the team must be doing something right.The speed test results are in and Firefox 8 is 20% faster than Firefox 5, […]
Firefox 8 (Yes, 8) Is Getting A Massive Speed Boost
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10 New Firefox 5 Features You Should Be Excited About

[credit provider=”dimnikolov via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/dimnikolov/4697345882/”] The first official Beta version of Firefox 5 was released last week, with a bunch of new features and improvements over Firefox 4.Mozilla is putting Firefox on a rapid release schedule, similar to the way Google does with Chrome, so the full version of Firefox […]
10 New Firefox 5 Features You Should Be Excited About
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Mozilla Will Let You Try Out The Latest Firefox 5 Features Today — Here’s How To Get It

[credit provider=”Mozilla” url=”http://blog.mozilla.com/blog/2011/04/13/new-channels-for-firefox-rapid-releases/”] As part of its accelerated release schedule for new Firefox versions, Mozilla is allowing anyone to try out new features, even before they reach beta.You can now try “Aurora” versions of Firefox that will constantly be updated with the latest features likely to hit Firefox 5 and […]
Mozilla Will Let You Try Out The Latest Firefox 5 Features Today — Here’s How To Get It
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10 New Features Coming Soon To Firefox 5

[credit provider=”dimnikolov via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/dimnikolov/4697345882/”] We’ve barely begun getting used to Firefox 4’s amazing new features, and Mozilla is already preparing us for a June 21 release of Firefox 5.Mozilla has decided to ramp up it’s release schedule, similar to the way Google does with Chrome, so expect to see […]
10 New Features Coming Soon To Firefox 5
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5 Reasons Why You Should Use Firefox Instead Of Internet Explorer

[credit provider=”dimnikolov via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/dimnikolov/4697345882/”] Over the last two weeks Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Firefox have all released new versions of their browsers. But the most hype has circled around Firefox 4’s launch yesterday.People have been scrambling for the new browser. After just over 24 hours, Firefox 4 has already […]
5 Reasons Why You Should Use Firefox Instead Of Internet Explorer
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5,884,184

[credit provider=”Mozilla.org”] That’s the number of downloads that Firefox 4, the latest version of the most popular open-source browser, has got as of this writing.You can track the download stats live and it’s about to crack 6 million downloads — just a day after being released.
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Google Pushing Chrome Browser To Businesses

Google’s Chrome browser came from nowhere to gain nearly 10% market share in just over two years, but most of those users are consumers. Google hopes to change that, and today introduced tools to help enterprises roll out Chrome to their employees.
Google Pushing Chrome Browser To Businesses
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