“We are already seeing strong sales growth, including Firefox OS accounting for 12 percent of our smartphone sales in Venezuela, and 9 percent in Colombia,” said a Telefonica rep.
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It’s not just spit and polish; Firefox OS phones are launching in a smattering of new countries around the world, too.
The 61 signatories include top tech companies as well as public interest and consumer privacy groups such as the ACLU, the EFF, Wikimedia Foundation, Reports without Borders, and the Center for Democracy and Technology.
“You can build a person, build a group, build a spaceship, or build a Cylon,” Mehr says with a smile.
Facebook chat, notifications, and updates that follow you everywhere you go on the web, right in your web browser, is a cool idea. What’s even cooler is how Mozilla and Facebook actually built it.
You’d think we’d be finished with all the nasty antitrust legal issues surrounding computer operating systems by now. Windows is still powerful, but it’s a shadow of its former monopolistic self, and Mac OS X, iOS, Android, and Linux are all viable, strong, healthy competitors in various niches of the computing ecosystem.