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Mozilla responds to Firefox user backlash over Pocket integration

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Pocket is a service for managing a reading list of online articles (it allows you to save stories, videos, and websites to check out later). Pocket is already offered as a Firefox add-on, and although Mozilla was developing a homegrown Reading List feature for the browser, the company decided to simply integrate Pocket directly into Firefox.

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How Mozilla's Firefox OS may enlist Android apps to its cause

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The lack of apps are a common problem for operating systems challenging the two dominant mobile platforms, Google's Android and Apple's iOS. Without crucial software like WhatsApp for text messaging, customers steer clear and head for better supported operating systems from the big two.

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Rust commits to 6-week release cycle

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The Rust programming language is an ambitious project in many ways. With the release of Rust 1.0 on May 15, one might ask, "What's next?" Many words have been written about the technical aspects of how the Rust language achieves its goals of memory safety without garbage collection, but less has been discussed about the project itself and how it is structured. Open source projects are more than just code, and Rust is no exception.

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Chromium 44 Beta and Firefox 38.0.5

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Firefox Puts You in Control of Your Online Life

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We created Firefox to give people choice and control of their Web experience and we’re always adding more ways to personalize your Firefox. Firefox is made by a non-profit organization and a global community dedicated to Mozilla’s mission of promoting openness, innovation and opportunity online.

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Mozilla Firefox 38.0.5 Arrives with Pocket (Read It Later) Integration

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After three Beta releases, the final version of the Mozilla Firefox 38.0.5 web browser has arrived today for all supported operating systems, including GNU/Linux, Microsoft Windows, and Mac OS X.

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Mozilla overhauls Firefox smartphone plan to focus on quality, not cost

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Linux
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After its $25 phones fail to dent the dominance of Google and Apple, the Firefox backer will try to compete using technological superiority -- and maybe by adding key Android apps, too.

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Mozilla Changes Firefox OS Strategy Due To Android’s Popularity

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Mozilla’s chief executive announced major switch of strategy to boost Firefox OS market share. Unlike its previous program with focus on price, Firefox will finally deliver “quality.”

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A New Firefox OS phone

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Linux
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Last Monday, I bought the phone anyway. I must say that I am very pleased by its performance and very cheap price. One can swap the SIM card to use the phone with another carrier here, too.

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Mozilla Officially Launches Thunderbird 31.7.0 with Security and Memory Fixes

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Mozilla has announced that Thunderbird 31.7 has been released and that it comes with a small number of vulnerability fixes, some more important than others.

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Also: Thunderbird 31.7.0 Officially Lands in Ubuntu

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