Category: Opera Software

Opera Mobile 9.5: HTC Touch Pro2 and Touch Diamond2

By | February 17, 2009 | 1 Comment

HTC Touch Diamond2 and HTC Touch Pro2 which were announced yesterday has been making quite a lot of buzz online. According to Opera’s investor email, both of those devices will be shipped with Opera Mobile 9.5 pre-installed.

Opera Software will get paid for each unit sold.

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Opera Mini and Parental Control

By | February 12, 2009 | 0 Comments

Yesterday Opera Software and BrightCloud, Inc. have announced a partnership which would increase security as well as allow web operators to filter content viewed by Opera Mini users.

As press release explains:

With this technology, operators across the globe will be able to implement parental control mechanisms, block access to adult content or other sites, block services that are deemed inappropriate, and add in an extra level of security, especially for enterprise networks.

Opera to Unveil a “Very Aggressive” Advertising Campaign

By | February 11, 2009 | 7 Comments

It looks like Opera Software has finally started to focus more on its products advertising. Opera will unveil a “very aggressive” advertising campaign designed to promote Opera for mobile phones. “Over our history, we’ve spent zero [on advertising], so it’s a huge shift” Opera’s Software SVP Rod Hamlin said.

And if that’s not enough, Opera has also placed the following message on a billboard near Microsoft Redmond campus: “Be a Real Internet explorer…Opera.com.” Sadly, there are no pictures yet.

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Fun Continues: Microsoft, EU and Opera Software

By | January 29, 2009 | 3 Comments

According to TheRegister.co.uk, the European Commission may force PC users to choose between Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and other browsers when they set up a new machine.

Shareholders were also warned about a “significant” (probably more than 1 billion) fine by EU. I guess that money will fill up some holes in EU budget, especially during recession.

Microsoft also said that such a ruling might require that OEMs distribute browsers from the company’s rivals along with IE on new PCs.

Also, Microsoft might be required to disable “certain unspecified Internet Explorer software code” if the user chooses a competing browser.

I wonder how many web browsers there will be. 4 most popular or hundreds of them to avoid law suits from other web browser makers….

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Weekly Browsers Recap, January 26th

By | January 26, 2009 | 0 Comments

Q&A: Opera CEO on Antitrust Battle against Internet Explorer

By | January 19, 2009 | 0 Comments

TechFlash has published an interview with Opera’s CEO, Jon von Tetzchner on antitrust battle against Internet Explorer.

Will Apple and Opera Software be Sued?

By | January 19, 2009 | 24 Comments

Back in 2006 Google sued Microsoft for including its Live Search as a default search engine provider in Internet Explorer. Claiming that users should be able to “make choices” (even if that was few seconds job to change it). What I am more concerned is the fact that Microsoft is being sued all over when there is actually “a choice”.

But what about other companies? Well, let’s take a look to Apple and Opera Software this time. Continue Reading

StumbleUpon for Safari, Opera and Others

By | January 17, 2009 | 0 Comments

If you are using Safari, Opera or any other web browser which doesn’t support official StumbeUpon toolbar, don’t worry yet. There are few tools with less, same and even more functionalities that are officially supported in the toolbar.

Here are some tips on how to get use the toolbar. They will work independently of the OS:

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Only the 4.13% Of the Web Is Standards Compliant

By | January 9, 2009 | 3 Comments

Only the 4.13% of the web is standards-compliant

According to a study made by Metadata Analysis and Mining Application (MAMA), a tool created by Opera that crawls the web and indexes the markup and scripting data from approximately 3.5 million pages.

Some of the most relevant parts of the study are:
• About 35% of all web sites use Adobe Flash.
• XMLHttpRequest (AJAX) scripting mechanism is used by only 3.2%
• CSS is used in the 80% of the web sites.
• Javascript is used in 75% of them.
• Using the W3C validation tools, shows that 4.13% are valid, which only 50% using the validation badge are valid.

Read the complete article at arstechnica.com

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Opera Financials, Q3 2008

By | December 2, 2008 | 2 Comments

Opera Software has released its third quarter financial results.

Main highlights:

Mobile:
58 new phones with Opera pre-installed, including 16 new phones with Opera Mobile and 42 with Opera Mini
Opera Mobile shipments pre-installed: 8 million Continue Reading