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Marketplace Tech for Tuesday, May 28, 2013
May 28, 2013

Marketplace Tech for Tuesday, May 28, 2013

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Like the operating system options on your computer, there are really just a few big players in the mobile operating system market. Android and Apple's iOS take up the lion's share, followed by the Windows phone operating system and the one Blackberry uses. So is there room for one more? We're about to find out. Firefox, the popular open source web browser owned by Mozilla, is getting ready to launch its own operating system for smartphones. Mozilla plans to offer Firefox OS starting in July. But not in Western Europe, the U.S., or China. Instead the company will focus on countries in Latin America and Eastern Europe. Less competition, maybe. But also, more potential customers.

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Cable companies lose TV subscribers, but rake in more cash

May 28, 2013
While cable companies seem to get more competition from the likes of Netflix all the time, they're still better than ever at bringing in cash -- and the most recent earnings from big cable providers prove it.

Firefox focuses on new smartphone users in Latin America, Eastern Europe

May 28, 2013
Mozilla plans to offer its own operating system for smartphones, but not in Western Europe, the U.S, or China. Instead, the company will focus on countries in Latin America and Eastern Europe.

Like the operating system options on your computer, there are really just a few big players in the mobile operating system market. Android and Apple’s iOS take up the lion’s share, followed by the Windows phone operating system and the one Blackberry uses. So is there room for one more? We’re about to find out. Firefox, the popular open source web browser owned by Mozilla, is getting ready to launch its own operating system for smartphones. Mozilla plans to offer Firefox OS starting in July. But not in Western Europe, the U.S., or China. Instead the company will focus on countries in Latin America and Eastern Europe. Less competition, maybe. But also, more potential customers.

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