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Mozilla appoints Brendan Eich new CEO

Mozilla appoints Brendan Eich new CEO

Mozilla has just announced a change in its management, with co-founder Brendan Eich, who formerly served as company Chief Technology Officer, being immediately appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer. The new CEO isn't the only one who has been switched up, however, with Li Gong being named the new COO, among others.

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Firefox for Windows 8 Metro dropped over low interest

Firefox for Windows 8 Metro dropped over low interest

In what is perhaps the most anti-climactic ending possible to Mozilla's long and oft-delayed process of bringing Firefox to Window 8, the company has put the kibosh on the entire project, citing reasons of little user interest and freeing up resources for other more fruitful projects.

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Mozilla Foundation chair tackles thorny issue of ads in Firefox

Mozilla Foundation chair tackles thorny issue of ads in Firefox

Mozilla just recently made an announcement that made everybody's heads spin. Firefox was going to have ads. Naturally, as with anything related to unwanted advertisements, users were in an uproar. Now the Mozilla Foundation is clarifying its position and the situation isn't really as dire as some may paint it.

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Mozilla Firefox to show sponsored websites in New Tab boxes

Mozilla Firefox to show sponsored websites in New Tab boxes

Mozilla has revealed an upcoming change to Firefox that may not sit well with all its users: advertisements. Specifically, according to details given at the Interactive Advertising Bureau's recent meeting, the company plans to point newly-installed browsers to websites and generate some revenue all the while using New Tab ads.

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Firefox for Windows 8 Beta now available for download

Firefox for Windows 8 Beta now available for download

A touch-friendly variety of Firefox browser for Windows 8 has been promised and in the works for quite a while now, suffering repeated setbacks and delayed launches. Finally, that time has come: tonight the company announced the beta version is ready for testing and up on the company's website for download.

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Firefox Launcher for Android demonstrated ahead of debut

Firefox Launcher for Android demonstrated ahead of debut

You'd be hard-pressed to find a need for which no app exists, and with increasingly higher capacities, the average user's smartphone is likely packed with apps that span multiple screens, some doomed to be lost in the shuffle. Mozilla aims to solve this problem with its EverythingMe-powered contextual homescreem Firefox Launcher for Android.

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Firefox OS tablet specs detailed, offers quad-core processor

Firefox OS tablet specs detailed, offers quad-core processor

The first tablet running Mozilla's Firefox OS has had its specifications dropped by the company's Asa Dotzler over on his blog. Among them we get a look at the tablet itself running a Firefox OS build, and though there's still no word on when the tablet will hit shelves or what price range it'll be targeting, it seems things are shaping up nicely.

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Firefox for Windows 8 delayed again, arrives March 18

Firefox for Windows 8 delayed again, arrives March 18

A touch-friendly version of Firefox for Windows 8 has been on Mozilla's project list for a while, and though not due to a lack of effort, the anticipated launch date has been extended multiple times, with the latest bump having it slated to launch this month. Unfortunately, yet another delay has taken place, this time setting it to launch with the release of Firefox 28 on March 18.

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Firefox OS smartphones aren’t coming to the US anytime soon

Firefox OS smartphones aren’t coming to the US anytime soon

Last month, a handset running Firefox OS was launched in Brazil, the LG Fireweb. If you've been holding out hope that one would be hitting shelves in the US sometime soon, you're out of luck -- at least for the foreseeable future. Mozilla has a strong focus on emerging markets with its mobile development, and while developers handsets are excluded from the statement, smartphones running Firefox OS won't be launched in the United States.

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Firefox 25 update brings Web Audio and more

Firefox 25 update brings Web Audio and more

Mozilla has rolled out Firefox 25, something that brings with it a variety of new happenings, the most touted of which is Web Audio. Mozilla goes into extensive detail about this, as well as a sound demo called Songs of Diridum as a special demo of LOD: Legend of Diridum, an upcoming game. For those who aren't terribly enthused with Web Audio changes, you might be happy to know that Firefox no longer clears browser sessions when reset.

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Internet Archive’s new Historical Software Archive lets you interact with software as-it-was

Internet Archive’s new Historical Software Archive lets you interact with software as-it-was

The Internet Archive this weekend released a new addition to its growing collection of historical media, the Historical Software Collection. The collection lets you run old, outdated, and historically important software right inside the modern browser. This marks the first time a project of this kind has been taken on to such a large extent, and it is free to the public.

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LG Fireweb unveiled as maker’s first Firefox OS smartphone

LG Fireweb unveiled as maker’s first Firefox OS smartphone

LG will soon be launching its first-ever smartphone designed to run Firefox OS soon, doing so in Brazil in partnership with the local carrier Telefonica. The LG Fireweb, not surprisingly, is a lower-end handset meant for those in need of an entry-level device, putting it on par with many ZTE and Huawei handsets, for example.

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