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Mozilla Rolls Out Sponsored Tiles To Firefox Nightly's New Tab Page 171

An anonymous reader writes Mozilla has rolled out directory tiles, the company's advertising experiment for its browser's new tab page, to the Firefox Nightly channel. We installed the latest browser build to give the sponsored ads a test drive. When you first launch Firefox, a message on the new tab page informs you of the following: what tiles are (with a link to a support page about how sponsored tiles work), a promise that the feature abides by the Mozilla Privacy Policy, and a reminder that you can turn tiles off completely and choose to have a blank new tab page. It's quite a lot to take in all at once.
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Mozilla Rolls Out Sponsored Tiles To Firefox Nightly's New Tab Page

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  • Re:Well... (Score:2, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday August 28, 2014 @01:49PM (#47776581)

    I atleast hope they use the money for something really good, like desktop Linux, instead of chasing mobile with Firefox OS.

    Au contraire. I hope they continue with Firefox OS on mobile. After Win8 and GNOME3, I've had all the desktop UX innovations I can stand. If Mozilla's UX team can spend all its time destroying something harmless, like an OS/platform nobody will ever use, that leaves them with fewer resources to destroy the web browser.

  • Re:Blah (Score:2, Funny)

    by Rosco P. Coltrane ( 209368 ) on Thursday August 28, 2014 @01:59PM (#47776737)

    Software monetization is basically just like anal sex. You keep on pushing until the person you're doing it to can't take it anymore. And then you keep pushing.

    You seem to know a lot about monetizing anal sex...

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