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Mozilla Appoints Brendan Eich as CEO

Robert "Bob" Reyes

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Mozilla announces the appointment of current Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Brendan Eich as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective immediately. More details of the announcement here.

Mitchell Baker will remain Mozilla Executive Chairwoman, while Li Gong will be named Chief Operating Officer and a number of functions will move under his organization including Cloud Services, IT, Marketplace, Mobile & Research, and Platform Engineering.
To Brendan Eich and Li Gong, Mabuhay and Congratulations on your appointment from all of us… Read the rest

MozillaPH Year End Report 2013

Robert "Bob" Reyes

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As we end the year 2013, here are some quick stats that will serve as our benchmark for the coming year:

The year will end with twelve (12) active Pinoy Mozilla Reps in our roster. Props to my fellow ReMo’s for making things happen in 2012!
From January to December 2013, we staged and participated in 90 events — that is around 1 to 2 events per week! In 2012, we only had 82 events (organized or participated in). We… Read the rest

Maligayang Bati, Firefox!

Robert "Bob" Reyes

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Happy Ninth Birthday Firefox!

Mozilla created Firefox to be an amazingly fun, safe and fast Web browser that embodies the values of our mission to promote openness, innovation and opportunity online. In the nine years since we first launched Firefox, we have moved and shaped the Web into the most valuable public resource of our time
We are excited to join together with the global community of Mozillians to start the celebration of Firefox’s golden ninth birthday on November 9.… Read the rest

MozillaPH Goes Live on Radio for the First Time!

Robert "Bob" Reyes

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Thanks to the awesomeness of my good (online & offline) friend and Mozilla supporter Pocholo Gonzales for inviting us at their radio show at DZIQ 990AM [Voice of the Youth Radio] earlier today at Makati City.

DZIQ 990AM is also known as Radyo Inquirer (from the same group producing the Philippine Daily Inquirer).
Mozilla Philippines Community Manager Eusebio “Jun” Barrun, Jr. and I were interviewed live on air about what Mozilla is currently doing in the Philippines and introduced the… Read the rest

Firefox OS-powered ZTE Open Availability on Ebay US & UK

Robert "Bob" Reyes

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Chinese technology company ZTE announced this week that their Firefox OS-powered device called ZTE Open will be made available online via Ebay US and UK soon.
In a Press Release dated 12 Aug 2013, ZTE revealed that an orange unlocked variant of the ZTE Open device (launched in Spain, Venezuela and Colombia weeks ago by Telefonica) will be sold online by Ebay (US & UK) priced at US$79.99.
This is a welcome development, especially to Firefox OS fans where the… Read the rest

Pinay Hailed as Mozilla Rep of the Month for July 2013

Robert "Bob" Reyes

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First Pinay Mozilla Rep (ReMo) Ms. Faye Tandog was chosen to be the ReMo of the Month for July 2013. Faye bested 378 Mozilla Reps from all over the world to be given such citation:
Faye, the first female Mozilla Rep in the Philippines, is playing an instrumental role in connecting the Philippine community to local schools and colleges by means of coordinating events. She is also part of the Webmaker effort by leading Maker Parties all over the Philippines… Read the rest