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Firefox tops 150 million downloads ...again

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In early February, Mozilla reported that its Firefox web browser had passed the 150 million download mark - but had to revise this statement due to mistakenly counted downloads of software updates. Now the counter has topped 150 million again and it appears to be official, even if Mozilla has not made an announcement so far.

Web erupts with Mozilla revenue speculation

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The Mozilla Corporation, the commercial arm of the Mozilla Foundation, claims that despite the success of its various online applications, it is not focused on making profits but creating strong products.

Firefox to get phishing shield

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An upcoming version of Firefox will include protection against phishing scams, using technology that might come from Google. The phishing shield is a key new security feature planned for Firefox 2, slated for release in the third quarter of this year.

Mozilla Revenue Claim Sparks Frenzy

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Since its inception, the non-profit Mozilla Foundation has remained active thanks to generous corporate backing and the hundreds of volunteers devoting countless hours toward building an open source browser. But little has been made of the company's revenue following the launch of the Mozilla Corporation -- until now.

Symantec adjusts browser bug count

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A new report issued Tuesday by Symantec seeks to satisfy users of both Mozilla's Firefox browser and Microsoft's IE.

Firefox: On the front lines of the Internet wars

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Since its formal launch in 2004, Mozilla's free Firefox browser has won plaudits from industry and academic experts, who say it is safer and more user friendly than Microsoft's Internet Explorer. The endorsements and security improvements have helped Firefox eat into Microsoft's near monopoly. Industry analyst WebSideStory says 9 percent of all American Web surfers are now using Firefox.

Firefox Browser Gets Embedded Into Set-top Box

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Amino has said that it will integrate the Firefox browser into its award-winning range of IPTV set-top boxes. Firefox, recently reported to be approaching a 13% share of the Internet browser market on PCs, will be adapted to provide consumers with a clear television interface, wholly different from the web-user experience of the current software.

Extend Firefox Contest Winners

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We are happy to announce the winners in our Extend Firefox Contest! Many thanks to everyone who entered and everyone who helped spread the word about the contest. The winners are as follows:

Firefox Grabs Enterprise Linux Title

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The Mozilla Foundation's Firefox 1.5 blew away the competition to take the top award in the Enterprise Linux category in the Datamation Product of the Year 2006 awards.

Firefox Essentials: Get To Know Your Profile

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The longer you use Firefox, the more little things you'll collect that make your online life easier: bookmarks (known as "Favorites" to recovering Internet Explorer users), a History file listing sites you've visited, saved login names and passwords, and so on. Firefox puts almost all of this information, along with your extensions, browser plug-ins, cache and configuration files, in one place: your profile folder.

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