Mozilla and Telenor Announce WebRTC Competency Center to Advance WebRTC and Help Standardization

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Web Real-Time Communications (WebRTC) is changing the way people communicate over the Web by enabling developers to more easily integrate real-time communications on websites, mobile Web apps or video conferencing systems. WebRTC makes complex real-time communications technology available to everyone, driving a wave of new communications services that significantly improves user choice. Continue reading …

Mozilla Joins Hour of Code

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For the second year in a row, Mozilla is a partner in the Hour of Code, and we hope you’ll join us.

This  campaign launched in 2013, to align with Computer Science Education Week, and to demystify code and show that anyone can learn the basics. While we’re surrounded by technology and the web in our daily lives, few people understand how it all works. In our mission to protect the open web as a global resource for all, we must educate others about how and why the web exists, but also how the web is a creative platform with endless possibilities and opportunities now and for our future.

Last  year, 15 million students  participated in the Hour of Code. It was  supported by education and technology leaders like Amazon.com, Yahoo! and Boys & Girls Club of America, as well as celebrities and teachers from school districts across the globe. This year, the goal is to reach 100 million students, to introduce them to one hour of computer science as an entry point to learning about computational thinking, problem-solving, and to nurture their creativity on new  platforms. 

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Mozilla Now Accepts Bitcoin

Geoffrey MacDougall

Mozilla is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting openness, accessibility and innovation on the Web. Our work is made possible by thousands of people around the world contributing in many ways, such as volunteering or making a donation.

For some time, Mozilla supporters have asked for the ability to donate using bitcoin. We are finally able to fulfill that request. Continue reading …

First Firefox OS Smartphones Available in the Philippines

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Mozilla, the mission-based organization dedicated to promoting openness, innovation and opportunity on the Web, is happy to announce that Cherry Mobile will launch the first Firefox OS smartphone in the Philippines in the coming days. Cherry Mobile will offer the customizable and affordable Firefox OS smartphone – ACE – to their customers providing unique Web experiences through its open source mobile OS. Moreover, key app providers including Easy Taxi and OLX will partner with Mozilla to enrich Firefox Marketplace and expand the Firefox OS ecosystem in the Philippines. Continue reading …

Celebrating Choice, Control and Independence On the Web

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CHOOSE FIREFOXTen years ago, we made Firefox to keep the Internet in each of our hands — to create choice and put you in control of your life online.

Today, we invite you to stand with us for an Internet that belongs to everyone. And no one.

Birthdays are a time to reflect on past accomplishments. And ours – yours – was huge: we helped save the Internet. We saved the Internet by not accepting the status quo, by not allowing corporate interests to acquire a stranglehold on our online lives. At the time, Microsoft dominated the Web. It was becoming stagnant, locked down and shaped by the vision of one company rather than the creativity of all. Firefox changed that. Continue reading …

Celebrating 10 Years of Firefox

Johnathan Nightingale

10 years ago we built Firefox to give you a choice. The Web was a monoculture and the only way in was through the company that controlled your operating system. We believed then, and so did many of you, that the Web deserved an independent alternative. Today hundreds of millions of people trust Firefox because they understand that we’re different; that our independence lets us put you first.

As part of our anniversary, we’re excited to announce a special release of Firefox with new features that put you in control. Continue reading …

Firefox OS Ecosystem To Expand To Africa With Support From New Partners

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FirefoxOS_for_press_releaseMozilla, the mission-based organization dedicated to promoting openness, innovation and opportunity on the Web, is pleased to announce that Firefox OS will soon expand to Africa. The Firefox OS ecosystem has gained support from three new key partners in the region: Airtel, MTN South Africa and Tigo, operated by Millicom, are the first carriers working with Mozilla to soon bring first Firefox OS smartphones to Africa.

“We are proud to see that with Airtel, MTN South Africa and Tigo, Firefox OS gains additional support to soon extend the Firefox OS footstep into Africa”, says Rick Fant, Mozilla’s VP Planning and Ecosystem. “The continued growth of Firefox OS holds great promise for enabling millions more people to access the mobile Web at an affordable cost, while helping to remove control points in today’s closed mobile ecosystems.”

Firefox OS is the first device platform built entirely to open Web standards, with every feature developed as an HTML5 application. Its flexibility, scalability and powerful customization empowers users, developers and industry partners to create customized mobile experiences.

As of today, Firefox OS has launched with local partners in 25 markets across Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia. With the upcoming move into the African region, Firefox OS will soon be available on five continents.

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Mozilla and GSMA: Enabling locally relevant content for the next 4 billion people

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Globally, 4 billion people have yet to access the Web. To invite these next billions of users online, access must be affordable.  The tumbling price of smartphones, such as the Firefox OS handsets, is a clear step in this direction.

But few have taken the time to ask: What kind of Web do we need to build to unlock social and economic opportunities for people in emerging markets? Even if we solve key issues like access, affordability and efficiency, what will the next wave of users find when they get online? Will the Web be a place where they can access and create content that has a meaningful impact on their lives?
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The First Browser Dedicated to Developers is Coming

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At Mozilla we know that developers are the cornerstone of the Web, that’s why we actively push standards and continue to build great tools to make it easier for you to create awesome Web content and apps.

When building for the Web, developers tend to use a myriad of different tools which often don’t work well together. This means you end up switching between different tools, platforms and browsers which can slow you down and make you less productive.

So we decided to unleash our developer tools team on the entire browser to see how we could make your lives easier.

We’re now ready to give you a sneak peek of the first browser dedicated you as a developer:

We’ve redesigned the browser by looking at it through a completely new filter to put developers’ interests first. It’s built by developers for developers so you can debug the whole Web, allowing you to more easily build awesome Web experiences. It also integrates some powerful new tools like WebIDE and the Firefox Tools Adapter.

Soon, we’re going to bring you more, a lot more, in a package that you deserve as a builder for an independent Web.

Get ready to spread the word (#Fx10) or sign up for our Hacks newsletter here to be emailed as soon as the browser is available.

We can’t wait to share it with you on November 10th.