Firefox OS Arrives in South Africa

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We are pleased to announce that Firefox OS has expanded to South Africa, in partnership with MTN. Mozilla’s web-based operating system is now available through MTN on the ALCATEL ONETOUCH FIRE E device.

“We built Firefox OS as part of Mozilla’s mission to put the power of the Web in people’s hands”, Li Gong, President of Mozilla, says. “We are excited to see MTN launching the first Firefox OS devices in South Africa, enabling millions more people to access the mobile Web at an affordable cost.” Continue reading …

Please welcome Allison Banks, Vice President of People

Chris Beard

We’re thrilled to announce that Allison Banks is joining the leadership team at Mozilla today as our new Vice President of People.

As the leader of our global human resource team at Mozilla, Allison will be responsible, above all, for ensuring our people have what they need to help move our mission forward. Specifically, her team will develop and execute the people-related strategies and activities that will help to foster growth, innovation, and our overall organizational effectiveness. Continue reading …

Please welcome David Bryant, Vice President of Platform Engineering

Chris Beard

We’re excited to announce that David Bryant is joining the leadership team at Mozilla today as our new Vice President of Platform Engineering.

David was most recently at Nokia where he served as Vice President of Advanced Engineering and focused on leading the global hardware and software engineering teams to accelerate new mobile product development. He brings with him significant experience in mobile, software architecture and engineering management having held executive leadership positions spanning engineering and marketing at Nokia, Sun and Bell Labs. Continue reading …

Unity 5 Ships and Brings One Click WebGL Export to Legions of Game Developers

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Mozilla’s goal of high quality plugin-free gaming on the Web is taking a giant leap forward today with the release of Unity 5. This new version of the world’s most popular game development tool includes a preview of their amazing WebGL exporter. Unity 5 developers are one click away from publishing their games to the Web in a whole new way, by taking advantage of WebGL and asm.js. The result is native-like performance in desktop browsers without the need for plugins.

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Bringing Native Games to the Web is About to get a Whole Lot Easier

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GDC 2015 is a major milestone in a long term collaboration between Mozilla and the world’s biggest game engine makers. We set out to bring high performance games to the Web without plugins, and that goal is now being realized. Unity Technologies is including the WebGL export preview as part of their Unity 5 release, available today. Epic Games has added a beta HTML5 exporter as part of their regular binary engine releases. This means plugin-free Web deployment is now in the hands of game developers working with these popular tools. They select the Web as their target platform and, with one click, they can build to it. Now developers can unlock the world’s biggest open distribution platform leveraging two Mozilla-pioneered technologies, asm.js and WebGL.

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Firefox OS Proves Flexibility of Web: Ecosystem Expands with More Partners, Device Categories and Regions in 2015

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Orange to bring Firefox OS to 13 new markets in Africa and Middle East; Mozilla, KDDI, LG U+, Telefónica and Verizon collaborate on new category of phones based on Firefox OS

Barcelona, Spain – Mobile World Congress – March 1st, 2015 – Mozilla, the mission-based organization dedicated to keeping the power of the Web in people’s hands, welcomed new partners and devices to the Firefox OS ecosystem at an event in Barcelona, leading into Mobile World Congress. Continue reading …

Mozilla, KDDI, LG U+, Telefónica and Verizon Wireless Collaborate to Create New Category of Firefox OS Phones

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New range of intuitive and easy-to-use phones to be powered by Firefox OS

Barcelona, Spain – Mobile World Congress – March 1, 2015
Mozilla, the mission based organization dedicated to keeping the power of the Web in people’s hands, together with KDDI, LG U+, Telefónica and Verizon Wireless, today announced at Mobile World Congress a new initiative to create devices based on Firefox OS. Continue reading …

Webmaker App Takes Fresh Approach to Digital Literacy

Mark Surman

Tomorrow at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Mozilla will release an open beta of the Webmaker app: a free, independent web publishing tool. This is an important next step in Mozilla’s effort to dramatically increase digital literacy around the world.

The Webmaker app emerged from a year of research in Bangladesh, India and Kenya. The research pointed to two things: new smartphone users face a steep learning curve, often limiting themselves to basic apps like Facebook and not even knowing they are on the Internet; and users yearn for — and can benefit greatly from — the ability to create local, relevant content. Continue reading …