Il futuro incerto di Firefox senza il contributo economico di Google

Via ZDnet

It hasn’t been a good year for Mozilla and its flagship product, the Firefox browser. Firefox continues to lose share to Google Chrome. Statistics from Net Market Share show the decline, with Firefox plunging from 25% to 22% and Chrome rising from under 5% to more than 18% during the last two years.

Firefox is now on an accelerated development schedule that has alienated enterprise customers. One of its key managers, Mike Shaver, left in September. How important was he to the developers? The current version of the Firefox road map still includes a big bold TODO item under the “How to ship faster” heading:

And the deal with Mozilla’s biggest financial backer is in question. A search partnership with Google has historically been Mozilla’s greatest source of income. In its most recent financial statement, prepared in August and published recently online, the Mozilla Foundation won’t even mention Google’s name:

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Finalmente apre Google Music

Via Google blog Last May at Google I/O, we launched Music Beta by Google with a clear ambition: to help people access their music collections easily from any device. Music Beta enabled you to upload your personal music collection (up to 20,000 songs) for free to the cloud so you could stream it anywhere, any … Leggi tutto

Il freccione di Google+

Via The Next Web Now that Google+ is available to everyone in the world, the company is making it crystal clear in reminding its users it’s now open to the masses. Check out the shot below of the enormous arrow, or you should be able to see the animation first hand on It’s worth noting that Google … Leggi tutto

Le vittime italiane del Panda di Google

Via Kawakumi Per chi non lo sapesse Panda è l’update dell’algoritmo di Google che si “propone” di penalizzare i siti con contenuti di scarsa qualità e/o poco originali, zeppi di link, etc a favore invece dei siti con contenuto editoriale aggiornato periodicamente in maniera qualitativamente elevata. Per questo motivo è stato subito ribattezzato “anti content … Leggi tutto

Google Voice in Europa

Via Repubblica Ci ha messo oltre due anni e mezzo ad affacciarsi anche da noi, ma il primo passo è stato fatto. Google ha annunciato che il suo servizio per le chiamate Voip (come Skype), finora disponibile solo negli Stati Uniti, sta per essere attivato anche ad altri 28 paesi, tra cui l’Italia. Molti utenti … Leggi tutto