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Firefox Nightly builds get “sponsored” Directory Tiles

Firefox Nightly builds get “sponsored” Directory Tiles

It seems that, short of a massive revolt, there is no stopping Mozilla from pushing out one of its more controversial new features. Directory Tiles, which will place a few sponsored websites on your Firefox New Tab page, has finally landed on Firefox Nightly version 34, signaling the impending arrival of the feature before the year ends.

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Intex Cloud FX is India’s first Firefox OS smartphone

Intex Cloud FX is India’s first Firefox OS smartphone

We might focus a lot on major mobile platforms like Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and even BlackBerry OS, but there are some like Tizen, Sailfish OS, and Firefox OS that still try to grab our attention, and sometimes our cash. Today, Mozilla is making such another attempt by partnering with Indian company Intex Technologoies to launch the Cloud FX smartphone, the first commercial device in India to bear Mozilla's Firefox OS platform.

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Mozilla Flame smartphone now shipping to developers

Mozilla Flame smartphone now shipping to developers

The Mozilla Flame phone for developers, having been available for pre-order for a few months, is now shipping. Mozilla calls this latest handset "a milestone in Firefox OS device releases", saying its specs pave the way for developers to get busy creating without the hassle of device-centric issues.

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Firefox OS reaches TV as Chromecast alternative

Firefox OS reaches TV as Chromecast alternative

A streaming media dongle to take on Google's Chromecast but running Mozilla's Firefox OS has been caught in the wild, taking what so far has been focused on smartphone form-factors into the living room instead. The market for streaming hardware has flourished over the past twelve months, with Google helping drive down prices with its $35 Chromecast, while Amazon challenged Apple TV with its voice-navigated Fire TV.

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Flame Firefox OS developer phone released for shipping

Flame Firefox OS developer phone released for shipping

The first developer-friendly Firefox OS smartphone has been made available to the public with the name "Flame" and a setup prepared for the mid-tier. This device works with a 4.5-inch display with FWVGA resolution (that’s 854 x 480 pixels) and a Qualcomm processor inside. The Flame will be available through EverBuying at first, and will be served updates by T2Mobile.

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ZTE Open C Firefox OS smartphone launches via eBay

ZTE Open C Firefox OS smartphone launches via eBay

ZTE has launched its Open C Firefox OS smartphone on eBay, making it available to consumers in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and elsewhere via eBay's Global Buying Hub sites. For those ordering in the US, the handset is priced at $99.

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Mozilla offers FCC a fresh take on net neutrality

Mozilla offers FCC a fresh take on net neutrality

Net neutrality is a hot-button topic, and the FCC currently hovers a finger right over it. A new proposal by Mozilla has some interesting fundamentals in place, and deftly challenges the FCC’s understanding of the matter altogether. If Mozilla has their way, the FCC will turn the Internet on its ear — and that may be the best thing for all.

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Mozilla CEO steps down after anti-gay marriage donation, subsequent outcry

Mozilla CEO steps down after anti-gay marriage donation, subsequent outcry

It seemed like only a matter of time. When you donate money to an anti-gay marriage proposition in California, your employees are almost certainly going to have something to say about it. That’s what happened with Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich, resigning after a relatively massive outcry from employees after he donated $1,000 to an anti-gay marriage ballot.

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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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