Category: Opera Software

Opera Awaits Steve Jobs at the Barcelona Airport

By | February 15, 2010 | 1 Comment

As Opera Software prepares to demonstrate Opera Mini for the iPhone at Mobile World Congress, there are some doubts, whether app will be approved or not.

As Stefan Constantinescu flied to Barcelona (that’s where MMC will be held), he noticed few girls in the airport, holding the following signs:

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Opera Mini Reaches 50 Million Users

By | February 12, 2010 | 1 Comment

An important milestone has been reached in Opera Software headquarters, as company announced that they have passed 50 million active users mark.

Opera Mini Reaches 50 Million Users

“Our original goal with Opera Mini was to make the Web available to everyone, regardless of their network or mobile phone. Fifty million active monthly users is a great start,” said Lars Boilesen, CEO of Opera Software.

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Opera Dragonfly Goes Open Source

By | February 11, 2010 | 6 Comments

Opera Dragonfly Goes Open SourceOne of the Opera Dragonfly developers, David Storey, has recently announced that Opera’s debugging tool has gone open-source and can already be viewed at the following BitBucket page.

As company has never launched a true open source project before, there will be a learning curve.

It was also said, that current Opera Dragonfly development is focused on JavaScript debugger improvements.

Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks for news tip.

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Opera Mini for iPhone

By | February 10, 2010 | 16 Comments

Opera Mini for iPhoneOpera Software announced its plans to unveil Opera Mini for iPhone during 2010 Mobile World Congress conference, which will be held from 15th to 18th of February.

Although Apple App terms clearly states, that such applications won’t be approved, Opera Software co-founder Jon von Tetzchner said: “we hope that Apple will not deny their users a choice in Web browsing experience.”

As for today, Opera Mini for iPhone is not publicly available.

Thanks to Daf for news tip.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, February 8th

By | February 8, 2010 | 3 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, February 8th

Thanks to Demir, mabdul and Sebastian for links.

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Wait, What? Opera Buys AdMarvel

By | January 20, 2010 | 8 Comments

Wait, What? Opera Buys AdMarvelNow here is something totally fresh. Just few weeks ago, Opera Software Received a new CEO and it looks like he is pushing for something new.

What’s that? Well, today, in press release, company announced that they have acquired mobile advertising company AdMarvel for an undisclosed amount of money.

“In our fast-growing industry, mobile advertising represents an interesting long-term revenue opportunity. Every month, nearly 50 million people access the Web using Opera on their mobile phones and together with AdMarvel, we think we can play an important role in the evolution of mobile advertising,” said Lars Boilesen, CEO of Opera Software.

Wait, What? Opera Buys AdMarvel

Update: “The agreed acquisition price is approximately USD 8 million in cash. The acquisition structure also envisages up to an additional USD 15 million in cash consideration, paid only if certain aggressive financial targets are met over the next 24 months.”

I am really excited to see the outcome of this acquisition. Do you?

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Weekly Browsers Recap, January 18th

By | January 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, January 18th

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Weekly Browsers Recap, January 11th

By | January 11, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, January 11th

Thanks a lot to Nox for links.

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Opera Software Receives a New CEO

By | January 5, 2010 | 20 Comments

Now here is a bombshell. Today, Opera Software has announced that Jon S. von Tetzchner is stepping down from CEO position and will be replaced by Lars Boilesen, Opera’s current Chief Commercial Officer.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, January 4th

By | January 4, 2010 | 4 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, January 4th

Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks, f, Ichann and Nox for links.

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