Technology content trusted in North America and globally since 1999
8,565 Reviews & Articles | 66,668 News Posts

Mozilla still plans to offer sponsored tiles on Firefox new-tab page

Firefox will get sponsored tiles on the new-tab page that are supposed to make things better for new users; rollout will happen slowly, but it is coming

By: Shane McGlaun from May 12, 2014 @ 6:00 CDT

Some reports around the web have been claiming that Mozilla has backed away from its plans to offer sponsored tiles on its new-tab page of the Firefox browser. However, a new report has surfaced that claims Mozilla isn't killing its plan to offer sponsored tiles, but will roll those sponsored tiles out more slowly than anticipated.


Apparently, some of the comments that Mozilla VP Jonathan Nightingale made were seen as a retreat by some, but all he really said was that the roll out would continue slowly. Many users of the Firefox browser were unhappy at the thought of having sponsored tiles on the new-tab page.

Nightingale promises that the browser's new-tab page won't turn "into a mess of logos sold to the highest bidder; without user control, without user benefit." The upside is that Firefox usually allows you to decide if you have to open to that new-tab page or another website. Some users may not have to see these sponsored tiles.


Related Tags