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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Do Luv em! FF

Dear Firefox & You subscriber,

From the very beginning, Mozilla was built to be a movement, not a company.

We've always felt people should be in control of their online lives, not kept in the dark. We want the tools we build — like Firefox — to respect people, to care about their security and to protect their privacy.

That's why I chose to make Mozilla a non-profit. An open, accessible Web matters more than maximizing shareholder value.

The idea of putting people before profit is a powerful one. There are thousands of Mozilla volunteers and staff around the world who believe deeply in our mission and values. We are all building an Internet that puts the public good over profit. 

But we can't do this important work without the support of people like you. This is the only email we will send to you this year asking for a donation to support our work. Make your online gift to Mozilla right now.

Parts of the Internet will always be built by large companies. And that's good. That economic engine brings a lot of skill, energy and resources to bear, but it's not enough. 

We must also build the Web the world needs — an Internet where people come first. Whether it's profitable or not, it's the right thing to do.

What we've accomplished so far has been possible because tens of thousands around the world have joined and supported Mozilla. Just knowing that so many people share our vision and our commitment to users is both humbling and empowering. We would like to count you in.

I'm only sending one single email about the Mozilla Year-End Fundraising Campaign. That means you have just one chance to make a donation to support our important work.

The heart of Mozilla is a global community with a shared mission. That's what gives us power. That's what gives us impact. That's what makes us different — people like you who help us build the Internet the world needs.



Mitchell Baker

Browser : Rockmelt has been acquired by Yahoo!

We’re excited to tell you that Rockmelt has been acquired by Yahoo!.
Yahoo! and Rockmelt share a common goal: To help people discover the best content from around the web. In our short four and a half years at Rockmelt, we’ve learned a lot about how you like to browse the web, discover content, and share the great stuff you’ve found. You’ve been right by our sides as we’ve celebrated successes, endured failures, and invented new ways of doing things. You’ve taught us a ton. And we plan to put everything we’ve learned to work at Yahoo!.
The truth is Rockmelt wouldn’t exist without you, our users. You showed us what it means to browse the web in today’s world. You made us go aww, lol, and hmm. And sometimes you confounded us, which gave us a good excuse to say wtf. Just by using Rockmelt, you made this opportunity possible. We can’t thank you enough for letting us into your daily lives and for believing in us. We will definitely keep you close to our thoughts, designs, and products in our new world.
For many of you, Rockmelt has become a daily habit and for that we’re eternally grateful… so we’ve kept all your valuables safe. In each of our products, you’ll find a tile to click on that initiates the export service. Your kept items will be exported as bookmarks and the feeds you follow as an OPML file. The Rockmelt apps and web product will be shutdown on August 31, 2013.
Our mission of exploring the web faster and in a fun way has not changed. We’re joining a fantastic team of people where we can have a much bigger impact, and we’re thrilled and honored to have the opportunity.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
– Eric, Tim, and the Rockmelt Team