With its online chat feature, Mozilla works to break down the walls around services like Microsoft Skype and Google Hangouts.
Is the world big enough for another streaming Internet dongle? Mozilla and Matchstick sure hope so, as they announce the first Firefox OS device that's not a smartphone.
Firefox OS phone owners will be able to flip app permissions on and off at will in a far-future version of the browser-based mobile operating system.
Smartphone shoppers in India can now buy the affordable Cloud FX for just slightly more than Mozilla's target price of $25.
The acting CEO, hired back to Mozilla in April after a two-week crisis left the Firefox developer without a leader, will have a full slate of management and technology issues to handle.
Mozilla's co-founder and former CEO Brendan Eich has been at the center of Internet development for almost 20 years.
The co-founder's high-profile exit from the maker of Firefox wasn't just about his gay marriage stance. Insiders describe a revered technologist with management issues -- and a reluctant board.
There's nothing quite like Mozilla in the tech world. Over a 16-year history, it's combined a do-good philosophical ethos with Silicon Valley competitiveness. Here's its history.
Whoever becomes Mozilla's permanent boss must figure out how to promote the Firefox technology, decide whether reliance on Google is a good thing, and set the right balance between idealism and pragmatism.
The alternative to Android and iOS is geared for low-budget markets, and it's about to hit one of the biggest in the world. Will that price tag light a fire?
The developer of the browser-based operating system will use financial incentives to keep phones current to try to avoid some problems that afflict Android today.
It may be affordable, but ZTE's Firefox phone for first-timer smartphone owners comes at the cost of steady performance.
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