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Mozilla Aims to Monetize New Tab Page with Directory Tiles

Currently whenever a Firefox user opens a new tab, the tab is populated with tiles, which are thumbnail screenshots of the user's most frequently visited sites. A new effort called Directory Tiles will enhance that experience for new users.

"Directory Tiles will pre-populate the new Tab page with suggested Websites sourced from both selected and sponsored content partners," Denelle Dixon-Thayer, vice president of Business Affairs at Mozilla, told eWEEK.

The goal is to enhance the initial first-run experience of users to Firefox by suggesting Websites that the user will find beneficial. Initially, the new Directory Tiles suggestions are not including advertisements.

Read the full story at eWEEK:
Is Mozilla Selling Ads in Firefox?

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.