Mozilla Acquires Pocket
Mozilla has purchased Pocket for an undisclosed sum. Mozilla is mostly known as the company behind the Firefox browser, while Pocket is a tool for saving and sharing content on the web. The two companies have worked together over the last year on several projects and found they had a shared vision for the future of the web. Mozilla and Pocket believe they can expand the reach of high-quality content while also protecting the openness of the web. Pocket's mobile app is available to Android and iOS devices, but the service is also accessible from desktop browsers. Pocket will operated as a wholly owned subsidiary of Mozilla, and will join the Mozilla Open Source project. Terms of the deal were not made public.
Mozilla Testing Firefox Browser for iOS
Mozilla has released a public preview of its Firefox browser for iOS, though the preview is limited to New Zealand. Mozilla has long shied away from bringing Firefox to iOS, but given the popularity of iOS devices it reconsidered.
Mozilla Releases Firefox to iOS Devices
Mozilla today made its Firefox browser available to the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Mozilla released a preview of the browser in New Zealand in September, but is now offering the Safari alternative to everyone.
Mozilla to Douse Firefox OS and Stamp Out Phone Biz
Mozilla today said it will cease to develop Firefox OS and discontinue sales of Firefox-based handsets. "Firefox OS proved the flexibility of the web, scaling from low-end smartphones all the way up to HD TVs," said Mozilla in a statement provided to TechCrunch.
Mozilla Adds 3D Touch to Firefox for iOS
Mozilla today announced a new version of its Firefox browser for the iOS platform. The most significant new feature is support for 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.