Category: Opera Software
Today, Opera Software has announced the acquisition of Aussie email provider FastMail.FM for an undisclosed amount of money.
According to company press release statement, this move will help Opera to expand its current messaging product portfolio and deliver cross-platform messaging to a wide range of devices, including computers, mobile phones, TVs and gaming consoles.
“The newest generation of Web users will discover the Web through a mobile device. Having world-class messaging capability alongside a rich and compelling Web experience is essential. By combining forces, Opera and FastMail.fm can offer messaging on any device. This will enhance the value Opera provides to consumers, while assisting our operator partners in reducing customer churn,” said Rolf Assev, Chief Strategy Officer at Opera Software.
- Microsoft to fix further vulnerabilities in IE 8 XSS filter
- IE9 Developer Tools: Network Tab
- Firefox Customizable Tab Bar
- Screenshots of new UI concepts for Firefox 4
- refox 3.6.4 beta available for download and testing
- Google closes vulnerabilities in Chrome 4 for Windows
- Wikipedia Companion Adds Wikipedia Browser To Google Chrome
- Chrome OS to support ARM and Tegra?
- Opera shown to be the most secure browser by Symantec
- Make Opera Mini 5 the default Android browser with Opera Bridge
- Another EU browser ballot bug: now it’s not random at all
- Holistic Web Browsing: Trends Of The Future
- Video: Skyfire Alpha on Android
- Microsoft sponsors new Web font standard
- NetSurf 2.5 released
Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks, Ichann, mabdul, Nox and Oliver for links.
O’Reilly Radar has posted a short interview with Opera’s Chief Standards Officer, Charles McCathieNevile about web browsers future, cloud computing as well as devices like tablet PCs and mobile phones.
Thanks to mabdul for this.
- IE9 Will Change the Web Forever
- IE8 has blocked over 560 million malware sites: how many were legit?
- Firefox.next Alpha 4 is both: performance and looks
- Multi-process Firefox Lorentz beta now available for download
- Mozilla Hackability: Firefox Nintendo Wiimote driver
- Destroy The Web (add-on)
- Optimized Firefox: Pale Moon
- Simplifying Web Browsing? Google Chrome Drops URL Prefix
- Google to Open-source VP8 for HTML5 Video
- Comodo Dragon: A Chromium Browser With Extra Armor
- Opera Mini 5 Settings
- How WebKit Loads a Web Page
- Adobe CEO: Flash coming to Android, WebOS and BlackBerry ‘smartphones and tablets’ in 2H 2010
- Important Java plugin update now available
- Funny fact about browser randomization
- HTML5 audio visualizations
- More Web Inspector Updates
Thanks to Blake Sening, mabdul, Nox and Rohan Gharia for links.
“Opera’s record growth shows that we are on the right track, and that as user needs grow, we are growing right along with them,” said Lars Boilesen, CEO, Opera Software.
- A Closer Look at Internet Explorer 9 Hardware Acceleration Through Flying Images
- Microsoft: IE9 Preview Downloads Taking Off
- Microsoft finally to close the VBScript hole in Internet Explorer
- Mozilla’s Q1 2010 Analyst Report – State of the Internet
- Aza Raskin Joining Firefox
- Firefox with Direct2D: Speed you can feel
- Firefox 3.6.3 security update now available
- Firefox 3.5.9 and 3.0.19 security updates now available
- Improved Flash Player Support in Chrome
- Dev update: Integrated Adobe Flash Player Plug-in
- We will launch 3D apps via Chrome soon
- Google Chrome Developer Update – Geolocation and Incognito Extensions
- Is Apple giving Opera for iPhone the Google Voice treatment?
- Opera Mini Sees 50.5 Million Mobile Users In February, Up 145 Percent
- Opera to showcase revenue-generating Web solutions at NAB 2010
- The big change coming to Safari 5: Kernel-level multi-processing
- Plugging the CSS History Leak
- Privacy-related changes coming to CSS :visited
- Interesting times for Video on the Web
- Quake 2 running in HTML5 browsers
- First look: Skyfire for Android
- LG ships first phone with HTML5 browser
- Thanks to Andrew, Daniel Hendrycks, Demir Lugonic, mabdul, Nab and Nox for links.
P.S. Sorry for missing last week’s recap and some news (was traveling + missed flight back), still catching up :-)
In the recent report, released by Opera Software, company claims that mobile browser Opera Mini generates about $1.2 billion/year in revenue for operators worldwide, thanks to its data compression technology.
“In February 2010, people browsing with Opera Mini (in the top 10 countries according to unique users) spent approximately 103.8 million dollars. That figure translates to approximately 1.2 billion dollars per year.”
Good news, Opera Software has finished Opera Mini for the iPhone and submitted it to Apple’s App Store.
What happens next? We sit and wait. While doing just that, you can try guessing approximate application approval date and win an iPhone!
Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks, Ichann and Justas Gervinskas for the news tip.