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- Yahoo Shuts Down Messenger Desktop App to Focus on Web, Android & iOS Versions
Yahoo! announced today it will shut down the infrastructure behind the legacy Yahoo! Messenger desktop client, after it stopped providing as a downloadable option in April. The company says that starting with August 5, 2016, users of the Yahoo! Messenger desktop clients won't be able to log into their accounts anymore. Yahoo! launched a Web-based version of the service in December 2015, along with powerful Android and iOS companion apps. Only desktop clients are discontinued, the Web & mobile versions will go on On March 27, 2016, the company announced that the only supported platforms will be the latter three. Yahoo! stopped offering the desktop app as a download package via its website two weeks later, on April 12, 2016. Yahoo! Messenger launched in March 1998, and for many years, it was only available via a desktop application, for Windows, Mac, Linux, and even Solaris. In the early 2000s, Yahoo! Messenger became extremely popular, battling ...
- Mozilla Says WebExtensions API Is Stable, Will Ship with Firefox 49
Mozilla revealed yesterday that the latest Firefox Developer Edition (49a2) features a stable version of the WebExtensions API, which the Foundation plans to unleash on all users with Firefox 49 this fall. The WebExtensions is a new add-ons system that is set to replace the old Add-ons API that employed XUL-based technologies to create and power Firefox's extensions system. Mozilla announced the WebExtensions API last August, and the Foundation said that WebExtensions will be compatible with Chromium's extensions ecosystem, meaning developers could write add-ons that worked on all browsers. Mozilla's WebExtensions API is not a carbon-copy of Chromium's Extensions component, but will work in a very similar manner, allowing Firefox users to install Chrome extensions. Mozilla: WebExtensions API is now stable
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