Category: Opera Software

Weekly Browsers Recap, December 21st

By | December 21, 2009 | 5 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, December 21st

Thanks to Nox for links!

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EU Won’t Fine Microsoft Over Browser Ballot Case

By | December 16, 2009 | 23 Comments

EU Won't Fine Microsoft Over Browser Ballot CaseMicrosoft and European Commission have finally reached an agreement, in which browsers will be randomly listed in ballot screen (up to 12 browsers total)

Although EU have not fined Microsoft this time, if they fail to stick with an agreement for the next 5 years, Microsoft will have to pay up to 10% of yearly global turnover.

“This is a victory for the future of the Web. This decision is also a celebration of open Web standards, as these shared guidelines are the necessary ingredients for innovation on the Web,” said Jon von Tetzchner, CEO of Opera Software.

Thanks to Trygve Lie for news tip.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, December 14th

By | December 14, 2009 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, December 14th

Thanks to Rob for links.

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Opera Passes 90 Million Users Mark

By | December 10, 2009 | 14 Comments

Good news today came from Opera Software headquarters, as company announced that their desktop web browser is now being used by more than 90 million users worldwide. With the upcoming Opera 10.20 Final release, we might see 100 million users very soon.

“It’s exciting that Obama has come to Oslo during this time of celebration for Opera,” said Jon von Tetzchner, CEO of Opera Software.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, December 7th

By | December 7, 2009 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, December 7th

Thanks to Nox for links.

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EU Browser Ballot Case Might Finally Come to an End

By | December 3, 2009 | 25 Comments

EU Browser Ballot Case Might Finally Come to an EndIf everything goes as expected, browser ballot case might be finally resolved by the end of December or even faster.

Bloomberg reports that during the phone conversation with Opera spokesman, it was said: “Our expectation is that the settlement will include changes sought by Opera and will come out around the 15th,”

What are those changes?
Opera Software suggested that instead of listing top 5 web browsers alphabetically, they should be randomly ordered, every time user sees a ballot screen.

Bloomberg also said that Jesse Verstraete, a Microsoft spokesman in Brussels, declined to comment on this case. So don’t hold your breath yet.

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Opera Software Renews Search Agreement With Google, Signs New Mobile Search Deal

By | November 20, 2009 | 7 Comments

Oslo, Norway, November 20, 2009. Opera Software ASA and Google Inc. have entered into a new agreement to integrate Google as the default search partner for the Opera mobile browsers (Opera Mobile & Opera Mini). This agreement replaces the agreement entered into on 27.02.2008 and is effective through October 30, 2011 and may be extended by Opera through October 30, 2012.

Oslo, Norway, November 20, 2009 – Opera Software ASA and Google Inc.
have renewed their current agreement to integrate Google as the default search partner for the Opera desktop and mobile browser. The agreement is effective through March 31, 2012 and Opera will continue to include Google search as a part of its user interface.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, November 16th

By | November 16, 2009 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, November 16th

Thanks to Nox for links.

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Opera Software Q3 2009 Financial Results

By | November 16, 2009 | 12 Comments

Opera Software Q3 2009 Financial Results

Today, Opera Software has revealed their Q3 2009 financial results.

Mobile OEMs:
Decline in revenue
• Total revenue down vs 3Q08 due to lower shipments and NRE

Device OEMs:
More than 75% of revenue from licenses
• 10 new customers since 3Q08

Opera Desktop: Continue Reading

Opera Software Blocking Some Countries (Fixed)?

By | November 3, 2009 | 2 Comments

Here’s what I have received, after clicking on a link from RSS feed.

Opera Foreign COuntries

As you can see, some countries are being blocked from accessing certain pages OR could be just a temporary issue/bug.

EDIT: Upon closer investigation, it appears that instead of regular link, it lead to a Chinese Opera site, which caused this issue.

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