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  • Mozilla’s Firefox Phones Get Operator Billing Through Bango

    Mozilla’s Firefox Phones Get Operator Billing Through Bango

    Mozilla has signed mobile payments company Bango to allow operator billing on the Firefox OS marketplace. That means that users on the soon-to-be-released Firefox phones will be able to pay for their apps via their phone bills. This confirms a scoop that we had in February, where we first announced the Mozilla and Bango marriage. Carrier billing is still not a common feature in smartphone… Read More

  • Firefox 19 Launches With Built-In HTML5-Based PDF Viewer, Android Version Gets Themes And Now Works On More Devices

    Firefox 19 Launches With Built-In HTML5-Based PDF Viewer, Android Version Gets Themes And Now Works On More Devices

    It’s been a long time coming, but Firefox now finally features a built-in PDF viewer. Previously available in the Firefox betas, the HTML5-based PDF viewer has now made it into the stable release with the launch of Firefox 19 for Windows, Mac and Linux today. This new PDF viewer, which is the result of a research project named PDF.js, makes use of the standard HTML5 APIs to allow the… Read More

  • Amazon’s Kindle Cloud Reader Now Available For Firefox, Too

    Amazon’s Kindle Cloud Reader Now Available For Firefox, Too

    This morning, Amazon announced that Kindle Cloud Reader, the nifty HTML5-based Web app that lets customers read Kindle books in their browser (online or offline), is now available for Mozilla Firefox 6 and above, in addition to Google Chrome and Safari (on iPad and desktop). Not much else to report in terms of news, but Chris Blizzard, Director of Platform Product Management for… Read More

  • Microsoft Office Live Workspace Demo Video Shines A Light On … Firefox

    It’s a pretty old video, and it has garnered some 230,000 views since its publication in November 2009, but we hadn’t seen it yet and perhaps neither have you. Try not to grin while watching this demo video on the Office Live Workspace website. Looks like the person demoing how to add multiple documents to your workspace is keen on using Mozilla Firefox (around the 0:25 mark)… Read More

  • How Random Is Microsoft's Random Browser Choice Screen In Europe?

    How Random Is Microsoft's Random Browser Choice Screen In Europe?

    After a lengthy legal face-off, Microsoft and European antitrust officials recently agreed on the implementation of a so-called ballot screen that will give European Windows users a chance to download rivals’ browsers – including Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Opera – as possible alternatives to Redmond’s own Internet Explorer (see screenshot above or go here). Under the… Read More