THE NEWS WRAP: Mozilla announces plans to test sponsored tiles on Firefox browser

Mozilla is going ahead with plans to add sponsored tiles on its popular browser Firefox’s new-tab page.

 

In a blog post outlining the details, Mozilla’s vice president of Firefox, Johnathan Nightingale says the company will begin experimenting with the concept in the coming weeks.

 

“These tests are purely to understand what our users find helpful and what our users ignore or disable – these tests are not about revenue and none will be collected,” he says.

 

“Sponsorship would be the next stage once we are confident that we can deliver user value.”

 

Samsung Group chairman hospitalised

 

Samsung Group chairman Lee Kun-hee, 72, showed symptoms of cardiac arrest after being sent to a hospital yesterday near his home, the Wall Street Journal reported.

 

Lee is currently in a stable condition and recovering but it is unknown how long he is expected to be hospitalised.

 

Apple buys Dr Dre’s Beats

 

Headphone maker Beats Audio, founded by recording artist Dr Dre, is reportedly in the process of being purchased by Apple.

 

Apple’s $3.2 billion purchase package is likely to include Beats Music, an online music streaming service that launched as a competitor to Spotify earlier this year.

 

Overnight

 

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 32.37 to 16,583.34. The Australian Dollar is currently trading at US93 cents.

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