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Next Steps for Connected Devices


We recently announced a pivot for Firefox OS to Connected Devices and I’d like to share an update on the new product innovations we’re working on in the IoT space. We’ve been working on a Product Innovation Process to identify our new IoT product programs. This process pushes us to think about early-stage ideas as if they were tech-startup projects where teams advocating for them are required to demonstrate a clear consumer value proposition at all points or “gates” in the development cycle: validation (whether there is a problem to solve), productization (whether there is a market fit), and scaling.

As of today, we have a good set of projects that have passed the first gate, including more SmartTV work (building on the success of our work with Panasonic in this space) and new opportunities such as FoxLink (a personal Web of Things) and Vaani. We’re working to open up this innovation process to non-staff participation soon.

Of course, Boot to Gecko (b2g) has been and will continue to be an open source operating system open to contribution.

We’re entering this exciting, fragmented IoT space to ensure users have choice through interoperable, open solutions, and for us to act as their advocates for data privacy and security. This is what we at Mozilla do best and it is indeed this intersection of opportunities and challenges that makes it the right time for Mozilla to focus on this new exciting phase of the Internet!

Source : blog.mozilla.org

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Firefox OS Pivot to Connected Devices


Everything is connected around us. This revolution has already started and it will be bigger than previous technology revolutions, including the mobile smartphone revolution. Internet of Things, as many call it today, will fundamentally affect all of us.

We will prototype this future starting right now using technologies developed as part of the Firefox OS project to give us a kick start. We will make space for this exploration by stopping our work to build and ship smartphones through carrier partners. We will explore and prototype new use cases in the world of connected devices as an open source project with a clear focus on the user benefit and experience. We will focus on products and technologies that allow people to access and manage their world of connected devices, helping to ensure people are empowered, safe and independent.

We are excited about the challenges and opportunities ahead of us. We believe that the Web can be the right platform for this future of connected devices and we can’t wait to share more with everyone soon.

Source : blog.mozilla.org

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Mozilla Festival, Come with an Idea, Leave with a Community!

Finally, i can attend the big Mozilla event, which is Mozilla Festival that taken place in Ravensbourne College, London, 6-8 November 2015. Yes i really been there with the invitation from Mozilla Participation Team as one of the Participation Leader from Indonesia. I attended the Mozilla global event such as Mozilla Camp in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. And also the Mozilla Summit in Brussels Belgium. But Mozilla Festival is very much different from those events. Mozilla Festival is an open event that invites all people who interested to learn more about the web technologies, to attend and learn together.

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Firefox Now Offers a More Private Browsing Experience

We’re releasing a powerful new feature in Firefox Private Browsing called Tracking Protection. We created this feature because we believe in giving you more choice and control over your Web experience. With the release of Tracking Protection in Firefox Private Browsing we are leading the industry by giving you control over the data that third parties receive from you online. No other browser’s Private Browsing mode protects you the way Firefox does—not Chrome, not Safari, not Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer.

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Mozilla’s Vision for a Healthy, Sustainable Web

Not surprisingly, the latest discussions around content blocking have resulted in a polarizing debate about the users who choose to block content as a way to control their Web experience, and the commercial interests who monetize that content. All of this inevitably leads to a discussion about which content is good, which content is bad, and which content should be blocked.

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