Firefox - now with loads of adverts
The company is trying to win back users by personalising the overall experience, but also, by embracing ads after years of ignoring them.
In an official blog post, Mozilla said that they'll be sell ads through a new Directory Tiles initiative. Basically, there'll be nine rectangular tiles in a new tab. When you open a new tab in Firefox, you'll get nine blank tiles across the page. Those will fill up with your most-visited and recently visited websites. These tiles will also show "sponsored content."
"We are excited about Directory Tiles because it has inherent value to our users, it aligns with our vision of a better Internet through trust and transparency, and it helps Mozilla become more diversified and sustainable as a project," said VP of content services, Darren Herman.
"While we have not worked out the entire product roadmap, we are beginning to talk to content partners about the opportunity, and plan to start showing Directory Tiles to new Firefox users as soon as we have the user experience right."
Of course, other browsers have adverts in them, but if you've been sticking with Firefox because it is ad-free, then this will be irritating news.