Mozilla

For $20 a month, you can host meetings in Mozilla’s mini metaverse

Mozilla’s Hubs offering has been kicking around for several years now. Lucas described a 2018 preview of the service thusly, “It’s not Second Life, or even Facebook Spaces; it’s pretty low-key

KaiOS, the feature phone platform startup, raises a modest $3.4M to train its sights on growth in Africa

Smartphone shipments have been declining in what has been a rough year for mobile handsets, and that’s meant even more pressure on an already-precarious sliver of the mobile market: feature phon

Mozilla looks to its next chapter

Mozilla today released its annual “State of Mozilla” report and for the most part, the news here is positive. Mozilla Corporation, the for-profit side of the overall Mozilla organization,

Mozilla launches $35M venture capital fund for early-stage ‘responsible’ startups

It seems that every internet company and their dog have at least one venture capital (VC) arm under their wing, with the likes of GV (formerly Google Ventures), M12 (formerly Microsoft Ventures), Sale

Mozilla urges action to unpick platform browser lock-ins

As antitrust regulators around the world dial up scrutiny of platform power, Mozilla has published a piece of research digging into the at times subtle yet always insidious ways operating systems exer

YouTube’s ‘dislike’ and ‘not interested’ options don’t do much for your recommendations, study says

There is no secret that both viewers and creators are confused by the puzzle that is YouTube’s recommendation algorithm. Now, a new study by Mozilla suggests that users’ recommendations do

Firefox gets a privacy boost as Total Cookie Protection becomes the default for all users

While the ad tech industry tries to function in a less cookie-filled environment, browsers like Mozilla Firefox are jumping on the opportunity to grow its user base with features such as Total Cookie

Mozilla brings free, offline translation to Firefox

Mozilla has added an official translation tool to Firefox that doesn’t rely on cloud processing to do its work, instead performing the machine learning–based process right on your own computer

A diminished Firefox turns 100

Mozilla launched version 100 of its Firefox browser today, but more so than a day for celebration, it feels like a day for nostalgia. That’s a nostalgia for a time when Firefox was truly revolut

Mozilla launches paid subscriptions to its Developer Network

Mozilla today launched MDN Plus, a paid subscription product on top of the existing (and recently re-designed) Mozilla Developer Network (MDN), one of the web’s most popular destinations for fin

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Mozilla rolls out new features for Firefox Focus on Android and Firefox on iOS

Mozilla is rolling out new features for Firefox Focus on Android and Firefox on iOS, the company announced on Tuesday. On Android, Mozilla is adding an HTTPS-only mode to Firefox Focus, its privacy-ce

Jeffrey Katzenberg backs the $10M seed round for HUBUC’s embedded finance API

I recently wrote about the so-called “Embedded finance” trend, citing the example of Intergiro’s recent fundraising in the space. There’s now yet another example of this trend in the shape of

Mozilla is shutting down its VR web browser, Firefox Reality

A top VR web browser is closing down. Today, Mozilla announced it’s shutting down its Firefox Reality browser — the four-year-old browser built for use in virtual reality environments. The

Mozilla rolls out new privacy features to its mobile and desktop VPN

Mozilla is rolling out new updates to its mobile and desktop VPN offerings, the company announced on Tuesday. With the launch of Mozilla VPN 2.7, the company is bringing one of Firefox’s popular

Mozilla hits pause on crypto donations following backlash

The Mozilla Foundation is pausing the ability to accept donations in cryptocurrencies following a backlash from scores of people, including a founder of the Mozilla Project. The foundation, which over

Mozilla expects to generate more than $500M in revenue this year

The Mozilla Foundation today released its financial report for 2020. As usual, this gives us a good picture of the organization’s financial health from a year ago, but for the first time this ye

Firefox’s updated mobile browser promises less clutter, easier access to recent tasks

Alternative mobile browser Firefox today shipped its latest release for iOS and Android with an update aimed at helping users address common issues — like the visual clutter of having too many o

Firefox Focus gets new logo, shortcuts, dark theme and more

Mozilla has updated its privacy-centric mobile browser Firefox Focus with a new look, shortcuts and more privacy controls. Firefox Focus first launched in 2016 and basically offers private browsing mo

YouTube’s recommender AI still a horror show, finds major crowdsourced study

For years YouTube’s video-recommending algorithm has stood accused of fuelling a grab bag of societal ills by feeding users an AI-amplified diet of hate speech, political extremism and/or conspi
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