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Russian Language Firefox Will Feature Google As Default Browser
2012-06-11 10:48:20

An interesting change is about to occur in the global browser battles as Firefox rolls out its latest version in the Russian market. No longer will Russian search engine Yandex be the default browser, instead, Russians will see Google search results. The Yandex search service, which was added as the default option in Russian-language Firefox builds starting in early 2009, has a market share in Russia of approximately 60 percent while Google currently enjoys about 26.5 percent, writes...

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2012-05-10 19:59:44

Remember the 90s, when rockstars wore flannel, smartphones were all but non-existent and Windows 95 was the best operating system out there? Do you also remember when Microsoft had run into some antitrust problems because Windows users didn´t have a choice of which web browser to use? It seems history could repeat itself as Mozilla is claiming Microsoft´s new operating system Windows RT (or runtime, previously known as Windows on ARM) has some technical restrictions, keeping their...

Mozilla Releases Firefox 12 With Silent Updates, Enhanced Developer Tools
2012-04-25 05:17:30

Mozilla released the latest version of its open source browser on Tuesday, Firefox 12, which offers a streamlined update process, improved developer tools and includes patches to 14 known security bugs. While most Firefox users will likely see the release as a minor upgrade, since it introduces only few small changes, developers may find Firefox 12 more interesting given the 85 improvements to the browser´s built-in developer tools. "For example, developers no longer need to reload...

Mozilla To Create Mobile Phone Operating System
2012-04-21 03:40:34

Michael Harper for Redorbit.com As the so-called “smartphone wars” rage on and loyalties and allegiance are avowed, one more competitor emerges from the land of the web. Mozilla, maker of popular web browser Firefox, has announced they will begin to develop an operating system for smartphones and has their aim set squarely on Google´s Android. The operating system is codenamed Boot to Gecko (B2G) and will be made available for Brazil´s Telefonica Vivo´s network...

Firefox's Default Search Engine Position Costing $300 Million
2011-12-23 15:16:45

Google is paying Mozilla $300 million for it to remain the default search engine on the Firefox Web browser. The three-year agreement stretches beyond the previous agreement due to stiff competition provided by both Yahoo and Microsoft. The previous agreement expired in November 2011 and was originally signed in 2008. Microsoft's Bing search engine was provided as an option at the release of Firefox 4 earlier this year, and in October it was the default search option. Microsoft...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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