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Do we need another mobile OS? Mozilla thinks so

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For the last year, Mozilla has been looking to build a mobile operating system as part of its “Boot to Gecko” project. Today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona the first fruits of that effort appeared, with the news of a partnership with Spanish operator Telefónica to build out a...
Do we need another mobile OS? Mozilla thinks so

Mozilla Dropped Android From Boot-to-Gecko Project

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Mozilla managed to avoid using any parts of Android in the development of its Boot-to-Gecko mobile Web project....
Mozilla Dropped Android From Boot-to-Gecko Project

Google Replaces WebKit Version ID with Blink in Latest Chrome Build

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The latest build of Google Chrome has officially received Google’s new rendering engine called Blink, which is meant to replace WebKit. Google is planning to have Blink power Chrome on desktop and Android with the release of Chrome 28 in about nine weeks. The change was first noted by developer...
Google Replaces WebKit Version ID with Blink in Latest Chrome Build

A Superstrong Biomimetic Tape Based On Gecko Feet

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This tiny, inexpensive pad can support a flatscreen on a glass wall, thanks to an insight gleaned from the diminutive reptiles....
A Superstrong Biomimetic Tape Based On Gecko Feet

Blue Gecko acquired by datAvail

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Seattle’s Blue Gecko has been acquired by datAvail, creating one of the largest providers of remote database administration services in the U.S. Blue Gecko provides database administration support for Oracle, MySQL and other products. “It’s a pretty big problem since good database administrators are really difficult to find,” said Blue...
Blue Gecko acquired by datAvail

The Engadget interview: Mozilla Chief of Innovation Todd Simpson at CTIA 2012 (video)

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Today at CTIA Wireless in New Orleans we got the chance to spend a few minutes with Todd Simpson, Chief of Innovation at Mozilla. We talked about the company's "pivot into mobile" -- more specifically Firefox for Android and Boot to Gecko -- and what it means for Mozilla's...
The Engadget interview: Mozilla Chief of Innovation Todd Simpson at CTIA 2012 (video)

MusicBee, a Web-Centric Music Manager

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I rarely post about topics that don't have too much to do with Google, but there's a little-known music player that deserves some recognition. MusicBee is a powerful music player and music organizer for Windows that helps you auto-tag your songs, find lyrics and album pictures, create smart playlists with...
MusicBee, a Web-Centric Music Manager

Telefónica pins its hopes on being more than mobile

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Telefónica, the world’s sixth largest mobile provider, says it’s ready to step up and become not just a network, but a serious global technology player. In an announcement in London on Thursday, the Spanish company, faced with turmoil in its core markets and witnessing turbulence in mobile sales all over...
Telefónica pins its hopes on being more than mobile

Firefox OS is repeating the mistakes of others and hoping for a different outcome

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I feel bad for Mozilla, I really do. Competitors and the march of time are closing in quicker than it can raise its defenses. Her crown jewel, Firefox, is feeling the squeeze as Chrome encroaches on its hard-won territory and mobile offensives have proven largely fruitless. This leaves Mozilla...
Firefox OS is repeating the mistakes of others and hoping for a different outcome

Test Firefox OS on a desktop computer with new B2G nightly builds

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The Firefox OS home screen running in the B2G nightly on Mac OS X Ryan Paul Mozilla is creating a new kind of mobile operating system that is aligned with standards-based Web technologies. The platform, called Firefox OS, consists of the Gecko HTML rendering engine, a thin hardware enablement...
Test Firefox OS on a desktop computer with new B2G nightly builds

Firefox OS Marketplace leaks in current form, shows shopping Gecko-style

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Mozilla has been seeding Firefox OS to eager developers for some time. However, we've largely been denied a peek at how the developer's own take on a mobile app store will play out on an actual device. Some of that picture just filled out thanks to some images of...
Firefox OS Marketplace leaks in current form, shows shopping Gecko-style

First look: Mozilla's Boot2Gecko mobile platform and Gaia UI

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Mozilla launched a new project last year called Boot2Gecko (B2G) with the aim of developing a mobile operating system. The platform's user interface and application stack will be built entirely with standards-based Web technologies and will run on top of Gecko, the HTML rendering engine used in the Firefox...
First look: Mozilla's Boot2Gecko mobile platform and Gaia UI

Mozilla Launches Experimental Browser-Based Simulator For Firefox OS

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Mozilla’s Firefox OS (also known as Boot to Gecko), a mobile operating system that focuses on web technologies like HTML, CSS and JavaScript, is quickly moving through its development stages. While it’s already possible to install Firefox OS on many phones, the Firefox OS team today launched its Firefox OS...
Mozilla Launches Experimental Browser-Based Simulator For Firefox OS

Browser Ballot update: Opera downloads triple, crusty web geek finds reason to bitch

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Filed under: Browsers It appears as though the Browser Ballot screen Microsoft recently pushed to EU residents via Windows update is having the desired effect -- at least if you're not Microsoft. Opera, who recently shined up version 10.50 of their browser, has seen downloads triple since the screen went...
Browser Ballot update: Opera downloads triple, crusty web geek finds reason to bitch

Trick Gmail into thinking you're on an iPad for two-pane goodness

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Gmail's two-pane view on an iPad (click to enlarge). (Credit: Google) Google on Friday announced that it's got an iPad-centric version of its Gmail Web app that gives users a two-pane reading view of their in-boxes. The funny thing is, you don't even get this on the normal version...
Trick Gmail into thinking you're on an iPad for two-pane goodness

Firefox OS: Mozilla’s phone experiment gets support from Sprint and global carriers

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Because “Boot to Gecko” doesn’t have much of a ring to it, Mozilla announced today that its upcoming phone OS will now be called “Firefox OS.” The new platform also has the backing of major worldwide carriers, including Sprint and Telefonica, and a couple device manufacturers. With Firefox OS,...
Firefox OS: Mozilla’s phone experiment gets support from Sprint and global carriers

Watch Mozilla show off the Firefox OS Gaia UI, Marketplace and more

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Since first being announced back in July 2011, Mozilla has slowly but steadily revealed new details of its upcoming mobile operating system, Firefox OS (formerly Boot to Gecko). Now, a few months after giving a Firefox OS introductory talk in Brazil, Mozilla has decided to share both the videos and the slides from...
Watch Mozilla show off the Firefox OS Gaia UI, Marketplace and more
One Laptop Per Child devices updated with text-to-speech and WebKit
Mozilla’s HTML5-based Firefox OS coming in early 2013

Brazil will be the first country to get Mozilla’s Born to Gecko open web devices

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Brazil will be the first market to get Mozilla’s ‘Boot to Gecko‘ open source mobile phones, the Brazilian blog Ztop reports. The announcement was made today in Sao Paulo by Mozilla and Telefonica Digital, which confirmed that the devices will be start selling in Brazil in late 2012 or early...
Brazil will be the first country to get Mozilla’s Born to Gecko open web devices
Mozilla planning a Windows 8 Metro version of Firefox

Mozilla developer preview (Gecko 1.9.3a2) now available

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Mozilla developer preview (Gecko 1.9.3a2) now available

Mozilla’s HTML5-based Open Web Devices will gives users a smartphone experience at feature phone costs

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It’s not at all surprising that open-source champion Mozilla has just announced a partnership which will bring about a platform to end all platforms. Teaming up with telecommunications operator, Telefónica, the pair aim to create a more open Web experience that users can take with them on the go. Mozilla’s Open Web...
Mozilla’s HTML5-based Open Web Devices will gives users a smartphone experience at feature phone costs

Mozilla building Firefox push notification system for the web

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Native applications still hold many benefits over their web counterparts, but Mozilla is looking to narrow that gap by building a push notification system that will allow websites to alert users on their desktop computers or mobile devices. Outlined by Mozilla developer Jeff Balogh, the system is fairly straightforward:...
Mozilla building Firefox push notification system for the web

Farewell, Camino: Development on Mac browser officially halted

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Camino, the OS X browser that famously does things "the Mac way," has been discontinued after ten years of development. The announcement was made by project leader Stuart Morgan via the Camino blog: After a decade-long run, Camino is no longer being developed, and we encourage all users to...
Farewell, Camino: Development on Mac browser officially halted
Google forks Webkit to give the Chrome browser its own rendering engine (insert dongle joke here)
Mozilla’s Boot To Gecko Becomes Firefox OS, Scores Support From Sprint, Deutsche Telekom, ZTE, And More

Mozilla Phones in 2012 Primer

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Mozilla is developing a version of Gecko that will act as the core of a standalone operating system using modern web technologies, including the HTML5 markup language....
Mozilla Phones in 2012 Primer

Mozilla rumored to debut LG-made Boot to Gecko device at MWC

www.engadget.com
Mozilla hasn't exactly been quiet about the fact that it has some big stuff to show off at Mobile World Congress. We've already gotten a peek at Boot to Gecko and it's announced it'll be joining the app market fray. But, what we haven't heard anything about just yet,...
Mozilla rumored to debut LG-made Boot to Gecko device at MWC

The pros and cons of Mozilla’s super-open Boot to Gecko mobile OS

www.extremetech.com
Mozilla, the folks behind the Firefox web browser, launched a project last year to create a totally open mobile operating system, and now that dream is nearly a reality. Boot to Gecko (B2G) is built entirely with standards-compliant web technologies like HTML and JavaScript. It gets its name from the...
The pros and cons of Mozilla’s super-open Boot to Gecko mobile OS
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