Aza Raskin leaves Mozilla to found health startup Massive Health
Aza Raskin, the genius behind many of Mozilla's design and usability innovations, is leaving the company. In his blog post, Raskin applauds Mozilla on many accounts, so it doesn't seem as though the move is made due to any sort of ill will; it appears as though Raskin simply wants to do something new.
That "something new" is a startup called Massive Health. Through Massive Health, Raskin hopes to put his design chops to use for helping people lose weight and deal with other chronic health issues. As can be expected, they already have a very well-designed webpage, but not much else at this stage.
This is a major loss for Mozilla; with Chrome quickly gaining traction in the browser market and still out-performing Firefox, at least in UI responsiveness, Mozilla's game of catch-up just became a tad more challenging.