Thursday, February 2, 2017

Mozilla Shutters Its Connected Devices Division

It's sad that the only time Firefox gets any press lately is when it discontinues something or falls further behind the other browser makers.

"IoT is clearly an emerging technology space, but it's still early. We have shifted our internal approach to the IoT opportunity to step back from a focus on launching and scaling commercial products to one focused on research and advanced development, dissolving our Connected Devices initiative and incorporating our IoT explorations into an increased focus on Emerging Technologies. This is much like our approach to Quantum which emerged from Servo/Rust. We continue to grow our headcount and investment across all of Mozilla, including investments in new areas like IoT, VR, AR and Decentralized Web."