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Mozilla Weave to blur the distinction between web and browser

Mozilla Weave
Mozilla has just announced a new initiative that on its face sounds a lot like Google Browser Sync. The project aim's to give Firefox users increased "user control over personal information." In other words, you'll be able to store your browser data including bookmarks, history, and customizations on a Mozilla Server. That way you can synchronize your preferences across the browsers on your work and home PCs and any others you have lying around. You know, exactly the way you can with Google Browser Sync.

It sounds like there's a chance the project (known for now as "Mozilla Weave") will do more than let you synchronize your data though. Mozilla mentions that another goal is to allow "developers to build innovative online experiences." It's not yet clear exactly what kind of experiences Mozilla is talking about. But once your personal data is stored online, there could be all sorts of ways to interact with it. Like maybe a Mozilla-backed online office suite. Oh right, Google's got that covered. How about email? Oh right.

Mozilla Weave is still in its infancy over at Mozilla Labs, so it'll be interesting to see how the concept evolves. At the very least, it'd be nice to have a browser sync feature built by the folks who designed the browser in the first place.

[via Mozilla Links]

Tags: google-browser-sync, mozilla-weave

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