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Mozilla Lands VR Support Into Firefox Nightly

Since last week, WebVR support has been present in Firefox Nightly builds for having core VR support to work with devices like the Oculus Rift.
20 January 2015 - WebVR - 4 Comments

Mozilla's Servo Still On Track For 2015 Alpha Release

Mozilla's Servo Engine that's written in the Rust programming language and designed to be a highly parallel layout engine continues to be advancing very well and could see an alpha release this year.
19 January 2015 - Mozilla Servo 2015 - 12 Comments

Firefox 35 Is Ready For Release, Available For Download Now

In usual Mozilla fashion, Firefox 35.0 is scheduled to be released tomorrow but if you're so tempted to upgrade to the latest release of this open-source web-browser you can do so tonight.
12 January 2015 - Firefox 35.0 - 62 Comments

MozJPEG Is Evolving Well For Better Optimized JPEGs

While Fabrice Bellard's work on the BPG Image Format has been getting a lot of attention in recent weeks for being an image format trying to replace JPEGs with offering higher compression ratio and other features over JPEGs, its design around the encoding of HEVC/H.265 makes its blocked by patents. For at least the interim, Mozilla is committed to making JPEGs better for the web.
29 December 2014 - MozJPEG - 20 Comments

Mozilla Developer Experimenting With Firefox UI In HTML

Paul Rouget of Mozilla has gone public with his experimental, proof-of-concept work to rebuild the Firefox user-interface within HTML.
10 December 2014 - Firefox.html - 68 Comments

Firefox 34 Brings Its Improved Search Bar, Firefox Hello

Firefox 34.0 is launching today with many changes.
1 December 2014 - Firefox 34.0 - 27 Comments

Yahoo To Become Default Search Provider For Firefox

Mozilla announced on Wednesday that Yahoo is going to become the default search provider for Firefox rather than Google.
20 November 2014 - Yahoo - 44 Comments

VP8 & H.264 Become Mandatory For Browsers With WebRTC Support

It looks like support for the VP8 and H.264 video codecs will soon effectively become mandatory for modern web browsers, due to the WebRTC standard enforcing support for both codecs.
16 November 2014 - VP8/H.264 - 21 Comments

Firefox OS 2.0 Developer Preview Gets WebNFC, H.264 Hardware Encode/Decode

Besides releasing Firefox Developer Edition today, Mozilla also has Firefox OS 2.0 news with making the latest developer preview available for the Flame development phone.
10 November 2014 - FFOS 2.0 - 4 Comments

Mozilla Launches Firefox Developer Edition

For the past week we've been teased by Mozilla launching a new web browser for developers and today they've lifted the lid on Firefox Developer Edition.
10 November 2014 - Firefox Developer - 7 Comments

Mozilla's Servo Engine Is Crazy Fast Compared To Gecko

Yesterday an update was shared concerning the latest state of Google's Blink Engine fork of WebKit. While not receiving much mainstream attention, Mozilla's Servo Engine is starting to come together as a much more performant and advanced layout engine compared to Gecko. Next year we might see some Servo action within Firefox OS and on Android.
9 November 2014 - Servo - 40 Comments

Mozilla Is Launching A New Web Browser Targeting Developers

Mozilla has started teasing that one week from now they'll be unleashing a brand new web browser... targeted just for web developers.
3 November 2014 - #FX10 - 29 Comments

SIMD For JavaScript Continues Coming Along

SIMD for JavaScript continues to be worked on by Mozilla, Google, Intel, and others for better accelerating particular workloads in the web.
30 October 2014 - SIMD.js - 21 Comments

GPU Profiling Support Lands In Mozilla Firefox

The built-in profiler for Mozilla's Firefox web browser now has the ability to provide GPU profiling information.
29 October 2014 - GPU Profile - 4 Comments

Firefox 33 Brings OpenH264 Support

Mozilla Firefox 33.0 is now available.
13 October 2014 - Firefox 33 - 45 Comments

Rust Developers Planning For The Rust 1.0 Language

Rust, the general purpose, safe, and concurrent programming language developed by Mozilla Research, is starting to assemble their vision of Rust 1.0.
16 September 2014 - Rust 1.0 - 24 Comments

Mozilla Firefox 32 Surfaces With HTML5, Developer Changes

If you checkout the Mozilla FTP servers tonight the official 32.0 builds have surfaced for the Firefox web-browser.
1 September 2014 - Firefox 32 - 13 Comments

Mozilla Firefox On Wayland Is Progressing

Collabora remains interested in seeing Mozilla's Firefox web-browser with Gecko layout engine on Wayland.
8 August 2014 - Gecko - 17 Comments

Chris Beard Confirmed As Mozilla's CEO

Chris Beard, who served as Mozilla's interim CEO since April when Brendan Eich resigned from his short-lived position, has been named the permanent CEO of Mozilla Corp.
28 July 2014 - Mozilla CEO - 24 Comments

Mozilla Unleashes Firefox 31 Web Browser

The Firefox 31 web-browser is out this morning with new features.
22 July 2014 - Firefox 31 - 30 Comments

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