NEWS BRIEF Launches Toolbar for Mozilla Firefox

Amazon subsidiary today released its new A9 toolbar for the Mozilla Firefox Web browser. The toolbar enables Firefox users to search the Web using bookmarks, site history, A9 lists and A9 diary features.

Users can download the A9 toolbar in less than two minutes from the home page.

It runs on Microsoft Windows, Macintosh and Linux operating systems. CEO Udi Manber said in a statement, “Offering the A9 Toolbar for Mozilla Firefox was among the most requested features we received from users since we launched a month ago.”

Searches with Memory

A separately branded and operated subsidiary of, opened its Palo Alto office in October 2003 to research and build innovative search technologies.

The Web site launched in September of this year.

Users generate search results from a variety of information sources including Google, Amazon’s “Search Inside the Book,” the Internet Movie Database and also returns results from each user’s information file, so with every search, they will see results from their own history, bookmarks, and diary.

Firefox Gaining

Chris Hofmann, director of engineering at the Mozilla Foundation, said the unveiling of the toolbar “shows the growing popularity of Firefox among and users, and demonstrates the power of developing on the Mozilla platform.”

According to the foundation, more than 7 million copies of the Firefox Preview Release have been downloaded from the Mozilla site since September.

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