Category: Opera Software

Yandex.ru Launches Its Own Web Browser

By | October 2, 2012 | 3 Comments

Yandex.ru Launches Its Own Web Browser

Another Chrome clone.

Well, with everyone launching their own implementation of the Chromium web browser (aka the name and logo change), here comes another one and this time it’s from, Yandex, a Russian search company.
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Opera Software Q2 2012 Financial Results

By | August 23, 2012 | 8 Comments

Opera Software Q2 2012 Financial ResultsWith the announcement of Opera’s and Google’s search partnership, Norwegian browser maker has also revealed its numbers for the second quarter of 2012.

So how do their finances look like?

Financial Highlights
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Opera Software Renews Its Search Contract With Google

By | August 22, 2012 | 4 Comments

Opera Software Renews Its Search Contract With GoogleAfter a couple of months of negotiations, it looks like both companies have finally agreed to the terms and have since signed the search partner agreement.

As a part of the contract, Google will be a default search provider for both Opera’s desktop and mobile web browsers.

Thankfully, the contract will expire in less than two years rather than months, on 01.08.2014.

Opera Now Has 200 Million Mobile Users

By | July 30, 2012 | 2 Comments

Opera Now Has 200 Million Mobile UsersWith the release of the latest mobile web trends report, Norwegian browser maker has announced that their mobile products (Opera Mini and Opera Mobile) are now used by more than 200 million people worldwide.

As it turns out, the majority of these numbers come from the Opera Mini (183 million users) while Opera Mobile is used by 17 million people.

For even more details and stats by countries, check the original report.

[Thanks, Ichann]

Opera’s Chief Standards Officer Leaves The Company

By | June 15, 2012 | 34 Comments

Opera’s Chief Standards Officer Leaves The CompanyJust after the Opera 12 release.

Charles McCathieNevile (or Chaals), the CSO of the Opera Software and the guy who have worked at W3C for more than 6 years, will be leaving the company.

There is no official statement yet from the Chaals himself, however, we have just received the following email:
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Is This Why Jon S. Von Tetzchner Left Opera?

By | June 4, 2012 | 17 Comments

Is This Why Jon S. von Tetzchner Left Opera?Something from the past.

Back in 2011, Jon S. von Tetzchner, the founder of Opera Software has left the company. Although not a lot of details were revealed, Jon stated that he, the Board and Management no longer shared the same values.

Well, during that time, one of our readers wrote an interesting comment, which is as valid as ever before, Rogir said:
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Another Proof That Opera Is For Sale

By | May 31, 2012 | 19 Comments

Another Proof That Opera Is For SaleWhen it comes to the search engine agreements, web browser makers tend to extend their partnerships for at least a year or two. For instance, back in 2011, Opera Software has renewed their deal with Google for another year while Mozilla has recently signed a 3 year old contract.

Why are we telling you all this? Well, we have just received a letter from Opera’s Investor Relations group and it’s quite an interesting one.
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Facebook Drops Google Chrome Recommendation, Replaces It With Opera

By | May 31, 2012 | 37 Comments

Facebook Drops Google Chrome Support, Replaces It With OperaMore fuel to the rumor’s fire.

It looks like Facebook management decided not to bother with the Google Chrome anymore as their latest “unsupported web browsers” page has since then removed the search giant’s web browser.

If you haven’t been living under a rock for the last few days, chances are, you’ve heard about the social giant’s plans to acquire Opera.
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Why Facebook Might Buy Opera

By | May 29, 2012 | 33 Comments

Why Facebook Might Buy OperaWith all the speculations floating around, you might be wondering that it doesn’t make much sense for the Facebook to buy Opera Software, however, this is not exactly the case.

According to the recent rumors, the social networking giant is working on a Facebook Phone (FacePhone, if you will), which, as you might guess, requires a decent web browser and this is exactly where Opera shines.
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Facebook To Buy Opera Software?

By | May 25, 2012 | 108 Comments

Facebook To Buy Opera Software?Oh boy, here we go…

Well, here is something to get you going. According to the latest rumor from TNW, Opera Software is looking for a potential buyer, ranging from Yandex, Google (we don’t see the deal being approved by the EU) and most importantly, Facebook.

Having already acquired Instagram for a cool $1 billion, Facebook’s next target might indeed be Opera, which, depending on its future plans (dumbing down + social integration), will upset a lot of Opera’s loyal users.
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