Mozilla, eBay Team on Customized Firefox
Mozilla said Thursday that it had teamed with eBay to offer a version of its Firefox browser that is optimized for use with the auction site. In addition, eBay has released an add-on for those who want to add the functionality to an existing copy of the browser. The browser and add-on are available for several European countries including the UK, France and Germany. No US version was available as of press time.
Some of the new functionality in Firefox eBay Edition include a sidebar that would allow users to follow their auctions in real time, status alerts for various events including outbid notices, integrated search, and support for eBay's Account Guard product. Financial terms of the deal between eBay and Mozilla were not disclosed.