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Blogging Startup Medium Opens to All

Medium, the blogging startup created by Twitter co-founder Evan Williams, announced on Friday that it is now open for all to use. Newcomers are required to sign in with a Twitter account, and can only post from Chrome, Firefox and Safari browsers.

Yahoo Paid $60M to $70M for Rockmelt — Will Dump Browser and Use Tech to Better Deliver Its Media and Mobile Properties

Big money for tech that essentially failed to find customers.
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Twitter Unveils Its Ad Retargeting Effort

Another social network looks to retargeting to boost revenue.
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Mozilla Plans Smartphones for Emerging Markets

Mozilla Corp., the company behind the popular Firefox Web browser, plans to team up with phone manufacturers to launch smartphones priced below $50 in emerging markets.

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Web Browsers Are Reinvented

Mobile phones, wearable devices and self-driving cars are generating buzz as the future of technology. But the old Web browser is being reinvented too, in a trend with implications for how consumers work and entertain themselves online.

Firefox CEO Kovacs Makes Case for Firefox OS at Dive Into Mobile (Video)

Mozilla chief Gary Kovacs, who is stepping down by year’s end, clearly hasn’t lost any enthusiasm when it comes to the potential for the mobile Web.
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A Look at Mobile Markets in Russia and Latin America

Mixing developed and developing markets.
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Hands-On With Mozilla Firefox OS (Video)

Mozilla CTO Brendan Eich demos the upcoming Firefox OS for AllThingsD.
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Firefox OS? WTF? (Video)

Good question.
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Mozilla Will Debut Firefox OS in Five Countries in June

And 11 more by the end of the year. Onward to the U.S. in 2014.
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Still No Home for Firefox on iOS

Meet Mozilla’s Host of New Mobile Partners