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Mozilla Appoints Chris Beard As Interim CEO
2014-04-15 11:24:48

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Last year Microsoft was able to conduct a long and thought out search process to find a new CEO after Steve Ballmer announced he would leave the company. After numerous names were floated around Satya Nadella was named as CEO, and so far so good over in Redmond, Wash. Meanwhile at the offices of Mozilla things haven’t gone exactly as planned. On Monday the company appointed board member Chris Beard as interim CEO just a month after...

2014-02-18 08:41:05

The only independent smartphone OS to launch in multiple countries will demonstrate the next generation of its HTML5-based platform. SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mozilla is pleased to confirm it will be attending, exhibiting and speaking at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. This year Firefox OS will take its place in Hall 3 of the Fira Gran Via, alongside major operators and device manufacturers. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140218/NY66176-a The...

Firefox Browser To Feature Ads In Directory Tiles
2014-02-12 11:20:49

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The non-profit Mozilla Foundation has long promoted openness, innovation and participation on the Internet and it has also worked in the past to block advertising. Last year it announced they selectively blocked un-trusted ad cookies. This move to block advertisers was seen as having an obvious target – namely the advertisers. [ CORRECTION ] According to Justin O'Kelly of Mozilla's PR Team, "In fact the patch to block third party...

2013-11-19 23:22:30

One of the first Open Badges systems built in collaboration with Mozilla, the MacArthur Foundation, and HASTAC is now accessible in Buzzmath, Scolab Inc.’s math practice program. The 56 badges available represent an opportunity for middle school students to share earned knowledge and accomplishments. Montreal, Quebec (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 Scolab, Inc. just launched their new Common Core aligned, personalized digital badging system inside of their math practice program, Buzzmath....

2013-09-06 23:22:12

Badges: New Currency for Professional Credentials begins on Sept. 9th. This MOOC is a collaborative project of WCET, Mozilla, Blackboard Inc., and Sage Road Solutions LLC. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) September 06, 2013 The WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET), Mozilla, Blackboard Inc., and Sage Road Solutions LLC will convene a massive, open, online course (MOOC) beginning September 9, 2013, to explore the role that badges are expected to play as academic institutions and...

Mozilla To Introduce Firefox Smartphone
2013-07-02 11:57:59

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While Google's Android and Apple's iOS control 90 percent of the worldwide mobile smartphone market, open-source developer Mozilla is slated to roll out its first two Firefox smartphones in limited markets soon. The company announced on Tuesday it would release the first two handsets running the open-source HTML5 operating system - the ZTE Open and the Alcatel One Touch Fire - in Spain. "We are honored to partner with Telefonica and...

Mozilla Release Firefox 22 With New Enhancements
2013-06-26 04:55:25

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Mozilla released Firefox 22 on Tuesday, adding support for the WebRTC protocol that makes it possible to place and receive Skype-like video calls from the browser and share live video, files and images with others. Support for WebGL, Emscripten and asm.js JavaScript subset are also included in the new release, providing users with improved Web app performance. Support for WebRTC and asm.js is particularly important because it...

Mozilla Claims Spyware Company Hijacked Firefox
2013-05-01 12:33:55

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online On Wednesday the Mozilla Foundation sent a cease-and-desist letter to British-based Gamma International Ltd., claiming that the latter was passing off its FinFisher spy software as a Firefox product. Mozilla is the maker of the open source-based browser, and called Gamma International´s tactic abusive. “We are sending Gamma, the FinFisher parent company, a cease and desist letter demanding that these practices be...

Mozilla Aims Eliminates Passwords With Persona
2013-04-09 17:14:55

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Online safety is a matter of balancing convenience and security. To get more of one, you almost inevitably have to sacrifice a bit of the other. However, Mozilla is working to give its Firefox users the luxury of having both with their new feature called Persona. Web programmers can install the Persona protocol and begin offering this service to Firefox users soon, and Mozilla shipped Persona Beta 2 today along with new Do Not...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.