Mozilla CEO: Virtual-reality Firefox could be game-changer

By July 3, 2015Newswires

By John Shinai

SAN FRANCISCO—Mozilla has started letting outside developers use a test version of its Firefox browser with new virtual-reality technology that could make surfing the web more like watching movies or playing video games.

If the beta version of the technology checks out, Firefox users may soon be able to create a customized, fully-interactive online experience using VR devices such as Facebook’s Oculus Rift.

A San Francisco-based non-profit foundation with more than 1,000 workers globally, Mozilla is hoping its new MozVR software can help Firefox better compete against Google’s Chrome, Apple’s Safari, and Microsoft’s Internet Explorer.

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