Category: Opera Software
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Well, it looks like Google has joined Mozilla in the Microsoft and EU antitrust case as a 3rd party.
Sundar Pichai said:
“This is because Internet Explorer is tied to Microsoft’s dominant computer operating system, giving it an unfair advantage over other browsers. Compare this to the mobile market, where Microsoft cannot tie Internet Explorer to a dominant operating system, and its browser therefore has a much lower usage”
There are also some interesting comments over there, for instance: Continue Reading
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.
HTC Touch Pro2 Continue Reading
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.
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.
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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TechFlash has published an interview with Opera’s CEO, Jon von Tetzchner on antitrust battle against Internet Explorer.
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