Category: Opera Software
It will remain the owner.
Now here is something that does not happen every day. According to the email we have received, Opera’s board of directors wants to separate browser and TV business into two separate companies, which will still be owned by the Opera Software ASA.
Why? It’s part of their global restructuring, which should help to provide more flexibility for both companies.
Today, Opera Software has announced their Q3, 2015 financial results and here are some of the higlights:
– Revenue was $149.4 million in 3Q15, up from $138.8 million in 3Q14, an increase of 8%. On a constant currency basis, revenue growth was 17% in 3Q15 vs. 3Q14.
– Adjusted EBITDA* (excluding one-time costs) of $27.5 million, down 19% versus 3Q14
– Operating Cash Flow of $20.1 million versus $18.2 million in 3Q14
– Free Cash Flow** of $15.4 million versus $12.9 million in 3Q14
– Desktop users reached 56 million by the end of 3Q15, up 10% versus the end of 3Q14
Goes from Opera Software to Opera.
In case you missed, yesterday, Norwegian browser maker has announced its new logo and slogan. As you can see in the video above (or below), it brought back the 3D effect, which was missing since Microsoft went all in with the flat UI and influenced other companies as well.
Here is a pretty meaningless video, which (I guess) should inspire you:
It looks like Google is not prepared to repeat the mistake they made by not extending the deal with Mozilla to (again) become their default search provider. In a recently announced move, Opera Software and search giant have come to an agreement and will be extending their partnership where Google continue to be Opera’s default search engine on both desktop and mobile platforms.
Last time companies have signed a deal back in 2012 with the current agreement set to expire within 2.5 years (at the end of 2017).
He’s back! With mouse gestures, tab stacking, 64 bit builds, Linux love and more.
Despite the fact that Jon Von Tetzchner has left Opera Software long time ago (to focus on other things), it looks like his love for web browsers refuses to vanish.
The latest proof comes from a newly released web browser aimed at the power users called Vivaldi and boy does it remind us of the old versions of Opera (minus compatibility issues).
Does such thing even exist?
Now here’s a short story for you. If you want to know how exactly Opera web browser could look to the outsiders who (somehow) found the blog post and checked the official site comments: unmoderated spammers heaven.
Just take a look at this:
Just before Christmas, guys at Opera Software have released the final version of Opera Coast 4.0 for your iPhone or iPad. If you need a reminder on what it is, basically, a new web browser that specializes on gestures with all the bars and buttons eliminated.
So what’s new in this build? A news feed, which can be accessed by swiping down; sharing, a support for Opera Turbo and in case you have iOS 8 installed, a support for Apple’s Handoff technology, allowing you to continue browse where you left off (iPhone > Mac, etc.).
The restructuring continues.
If you still own a Nokia classic phone, such as: Series 40, Series 60, Symbian, Asha or Nokia X, then here’s an announcement for you:
In the first half of 2015, Nokia Store will be replaced with Opera Mobile Store, which simply means that users will now be redirected to a new destination.
What if you are a developer? According to Opera Software, they will be working closely with Microsoft to developer a clear path on how developers can republish their apps.