CIO Sessions: Mozilla CTO: Brendan Eich

Brendan Eich, CTO of Mozilla, talks to CNET News’ Dan Farber about why the company now commands 20 percent of the browser market and what they’re doing to grow. He also discusses the company’s mobile browser strategy, making Firefox faster than the competition, and taking chances with the company’s core brand.

Brendan Eich, CTO of Mozilla, talks to CNET News’ Dan Farber about why the company now commands 20 percent of the browser market and what they’re doing to grow. He also discusses the company’s mobile browser strategy, making Firefox faster than the competition, and taking chances with the company’s core brand.

2 minute Video Shorts

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    Browser wars: who’s the fastest?

    Browser wars: who’s the fastest? Brendan Eich, CTO of Mozilla, talks about the race for the fastest browser engine. Google, Microsoft, Apple—are all competing with Mozilla. The competition, he says, is good for users and developers.

    Adding applications and evolving email

    Short clip: Mozilla adding applications and evolving email Brendan Eich, CTO of Mozilla, says that people are communicating differently using less email and more text messaging. As Firefox evolves, he plans to build whatever features users need into the browser. Eich predicts that eventually email clients could be entirely consumed by the web.

    Setting a vision and stepping back

    Short clip: Mozilla sets a vision and steps back Brendan Eich, CTO of Mozilla, explains how he controls a company full of open source code by setting a vision and stepping back. He lets people decide for themselves how to fine tune their programming. Even without tight control, the company has made progress in tabbed browsing, privacy, and performance.