Mozilla

  • Mozilla to soon launch Rs 1,500 Firefox smartphones in India June 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Mozilla, the developer of the Firefox web browser, has tied up with handset makers Intex and Spice to bring smartphones priced at $25 (Rs 1,500) to India in the next few months, a move that may redefine the "ultra-affordable" mobile phone market in the country. Mozilla showcased a smartphone...
  • Mozilla rolls out major Firefox update; focuses on customisation April 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Mozilla has introduced the latest version of its Firefox browser, and it is considered to be a major update from the company in a long time. The new Firefox browser is customisable and has a new design. Firefox's new design is said to be making it easier for users...
  • Does Mozilla CEO's resignation expose Silicon Valley's intolerance? April 5, 2014

    San Francisco: Tech workers in Silicon Valley debated on Friday whether Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich got the comeuppance he deserved or was himself a victim of intolerance when he resigned under pressure this week amid outrage over his opposition to same-sex marriage. Some, especially a dating website that had urged its...
  • Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich resigns; opposition to gay marriage drew fire April 4, 2014

    San Francisco: Mozilla Chief Executive Brendan Eich has stepped down, the company said on Thursday, after an online dating service urged a boycott of the company's web browser because of a donation Eich made to opponents of gay marriage. The software company came under fire for appointing Eich as CEO last...
  • Online dating site OkCupid urges users to boycott Firefox, protests Mozilla's new CEO's anti-gay marriage views April 1, 2014

    San Francisco: OkCupid.com, the popular online dating site, called for a boycott of Mozilla Firefox to protest the world's No. 2 Web browser naming a gay marriage opponent as chief executive. OkCupid visitors who accessed the website through Firefox on Monday were told in a message to use other browsers such...
  • Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox face threat of mischievous attacks February 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Multiple vulnerabilities have been detected in popular web browsers Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox and cyber security sleuths have advised Internet users in the Indian cyberspace to guard against arbitrary activities on their systems. In view of these suspicious virus-based activities, Internet users have been asked to upgrade...
  • Mozilla to start selling ads on Firefox browser February 13, 2014

    San Francisco: Mozilla, the company behind the Firefox Internet browser, will start selling ads as it tries to grab a larger slice of the fast-expanding online advertising market. The company said in a blog posting on Tuesday that it has reached out to potential corporate sponsors about its fledgling "Directory Tiles"...
  • LG Fireweb: LG launches its first Firefox OS-based smartphone October 23, 2013

    New Delhi: We have already seen the Firefox OS-based phones from Alcatel and ZTE, and now LG has come up with a Firefox OS-powered handset named "LG Fireweb". The LG Fireweb has a 4-inch HVGA TFT touchscreen, and is powered by a 3G Qualcomm processor clocked at 1GHz and 2...
  • Internet sites join July 4 protest against US govt's surveillance July 5, 2013

    Washington: The online community rallied on Thursday in support of live protests against the US government's surveillance of internet activity, a practice recently exposed by a former contractor for the National Security Agency. Websites such as Reddit and Mozilla supported a campaign in cities across the United States to "Restore the...
  • Firefox 22 launched, supports video and voice calls, P2P file sharing June 27, 2013

    Mumbai: Mozilla has updated Firefox to version 22, which brings a host of changes that will surely make using the browser a very interesting experience. The stable version of Firefox 22 hit the web earlier this week, and supports voice calling, video chat and P2P file-sharing in the browser itself....
  • Hon Hai working on new devices, applications for Mozilla's Firefox OS June 4, 2013

    Taipei: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd aims to extend its business to provide devices and applications that build on Mozilla's Firefox operating system in a bid to diversify away from the company's core contract manufacturing business that yields low margins. The world's largest contract electronics manufacturer said on Monday it...
  • A redesigned Firefox is coming soon June 2, 2013

    Mumbai: Are browsers really just used to surf the net anymore? They're used now to access web apps, have deep social network integration and more. So, while the browser's functionalities have changed, how can the design remain stagnant? Mozilla is first in line to embrace change. "Maybe we shouldn't even...
  • Hon Hai, Mozilla to launch mobile device running on Firefox OS May 28, 2013

    Taipei: Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd will team up with Mozilla and launch a mobile device that runs on the US company's Firefox operating system, a Mozilla spokeswoman said, as Hon Hai looks to diversify its client base away from Apple. The Taipei-based Mozilla spokeswoman declined to provide details...
  • Foxconn, Mozilla to jointly unveil new Firefox OS devices on June 3 May 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Mozilla, which recently debuted with its nascent Firefox OS, is now all set to join hands with Foxconn, which builds devices for a spate of tech giants including Apple and Sony. Reports have surfaced claiming that Mozilla and Foxconn Technology Group will be hosting a joint press event in...
  • Malware targets Facebook users on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox May 13, 2013

    Mumbai: Facebook users, especially those accessing the service on Chrome and Firefox browsers, here's something that you ought to take note of. On its Technet blog, Microsoft has revealed that it has received reports about a wave of malware-ridden browser extensions attempting to hijack Facebook profiles. This threat, which they...
  • Mozilla takes on Google's Android, Apple's iOS February 25, 2013

    San Francisco: Mozilla, makers of the popular Firefox Internet browser, is preparing to challenge Google and Apple's grip on smartphone software. A new Firefox operating system for mobile devices is set for a July release after winning the backing of 13 wireless service providers around the globe, including Spain's Telefonica, China...
  • How to get built-in Facebook on your Firefox Web browser November 27, 2012

    New Delhi: A week ago Mozilla introduced its new social API and also announced its first social integration with Facebook Messenger for Firefox. With the Facebook Messenger for Firefox users no longer need to keep Facebook open in a tab to be notified of new updates. Facebook Messenger for Firefox...
  • ZTE, Mozilla to roll Firefox OS in a few months September 19, 2012

    Hong Kong: China's ZTE Corp, the world's fourth largest mobile phone handset vendor, is cooperating with Mozilla, maker of web browser Firefox, to introduce a new mobile operating system later this year or early next year, a ZTE spokesman said on Wednesday. The move is part of ZTE's plan to diversify...
  • Browser wars: 4-yr-old Chrome emerges as winner September 5, 2012

    New Delhi: The story of the battle of the browsers reads like an edge-of-the-seat thriller. The beginnings of the browser wars were murky with many shots taken below the belt. It was a David vs Goliath battle and Goliath, after an initial setback was winning. Netscape put up a brave...
  • Mozilla releases Firefox 14 July 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Early last month, Mozilla had officially released Firefox 13, which was a significant upgrade and following up on that build, Mozilla have recently announced the availability of Firefox 14. Though the upgrade may not be as noteworthy as that of Firefox 13, Mozilla has added a many new...
  • First Firefox OS smartphones coming in early 2013 July 3, 2012

    Helsinki: Major telecom companies, including Deutsche Telekom and Sprint, will support a new Firefox smartphone platform to turn up the heat on Google and Apple in the mobile software market from next year. Mozilla Foundation, creator of Firefox Internet browser, said phone makers ZTE and TCL Communication Technology will roll out...
  • Mozilla Firefox for Android with HTML5 support launched June 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Mozilla Firefox, the popular browser for computers and mobile devices, has announced the launch of its latest version of its mobile browser for Android powered smartphones and tablets with the inclusion of HTML 5 support. Older Android version of the Firefox browser although is compatible with devices running Android...
  • Google using Bob Moog doodle to promote Chrome May 23, 2012

    New Delhi: While you were busy creating new tunes with the Google doodle version of the Moog Synthesizer on your non-Chrome Web browser a little link below the doodle may have missed your eye. It says "Upgrade to a modern browser and see what this doodle can really do" and...
  • Mozilla's Firefox 11 up for grabs now March 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Almost a month after releasing the 10th version of its Firefox browser, Mozilla has now come up with the latest version of its browser - Firefox 11. The new version lets you migrate your bookmarks, history, and cookies from the rival Google Chrome. With Sync enabled, add-ons can now...
  • Google Chrome overtakes Firefox in UK August 2, 2011

    London: Google's Chrome overtook Mozilla Firefox in July to become Britain's second-most popular Web browser after Microsoft's Internet Explorer, Web analytics firm StatCounter said on Monday. Chrome, launched in December 2008, took 22.1 per cent of the UK market, up from 12 per cent a year earlier. Internet Explorer's share fell...
  • Google Chrome tops 20 per cent market share July 2, 2011

    Seattle: Google Inc's Chrome Web browser has grabbed more than 20 perc ent of global market share, while Microsoft Corp's long-time leader Internet Explorer has slipped below 50 per cent, according to Internet statistics firm StatCounter. A seven-fold increase in usage in the last 12 months is a boost for Google,...
  • Firefox gets a 'rapid release', moves to 5.0 June 22, 2011

    New Delhi: Within three months of the previous version of Firefox, Mozilla Labs has released a new version 5.0 of the web browser. In its efforts to move ahead in the battle of the browsers, Mozilla had shifted to a "a rapid release development cycle" to ensure new features, enhancements, security...
  • Mozilla resists request to remove Firefox add-on May 7, 2011

    Washington: Mozilla, the non-profit developer of the Firefox Web browser, is holding off on complying with a government request to remove a software tool meant to circumvent official efforts at curbing Internet piracy. US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, part of the US Department of Homeland Security, has been seizing the Internet...
  • Firefox, Chrome adding 'Do Not Track' tools January 25, 2011

    New York: The Firefox and Google Chrome browsers are getting tools to help users block advertisers from collecting information about them. Alex Fowler, a technology and privacy officer for Firefox maker Mozilla, said the "Do Not Track" tool will be the first in a series of steps designed to guard privacy....
  • 'Super-duper fast' Firefox on its way May 11, 2010

    New Delhi: Mike Beltzner, Mozilla's director of Firefox, has shared an outline of the next big upgrade of the popular Firefox web browser. Mike, in a post on his blog, said the primary goal for Firefox 4 is to make the browser "super-duper fast" and also to enable "new...