Contributed by Wil Alambre and Max Chiriac over the course of September 8th…
Mozilla Releases Preview of Firefox Browser for iOS
According to Mozilla, the first round of public testing has started in New Zealand. People with iOS devices can download the public release of Firefox and test it on their iPhone or iPad.
The New Arcades
There seem to be two dominant business models for game arcades in 2015: run it as a museum and/or sell beer. And even then, it's tricky.
Pop economics and the rebirth of the cover song
It's not just because of searches and the artistic equivalent of SEO, but because there is an economic engine to support them.
Tech giants team up to create next-gen video codec
The Alliance for Open Media consists of Amazon, Cisco, Google, Intel Corporation, Microsoft, Mozilla, and Netflix, and it's working to deliver next-generation tools it says will be royalty-free and open source... likely driven in part by demands for royalties from the industry group HEVC Advance, which is making patent claims on a successor to the popular H.264 codec that is capable of transmitting 4K video at half the current bandwidth.
Google to penalize sites for popup ads
"After November 1, mobile web pages that show an app install interstitial that hides a significant amount of content on the transition from the search result page will no longer be considered mobile-friendly."
A proposal to replace London Trains with Moving Walkways