Category: Opera Software

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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Earn More Than $100 / Hour With Opera

By | May 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

Earn More Than $100 / Hour With Opera

Writers required.

In case hunting security flaws in Google Chrome is not exactly your cup of tea, then here is another way to earn some cash: articles.
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Opera Software Q1 2012 Financial Results

By | May 4, 2012 | 14 Comments

Opera Software Q1 2012 Financial Results

Just today, Opera Software has released its first quarter results for this year and as seen in the slides below, the following year was quite good for the Norwegian browser maker.

Financial Highlights

- Total revenue (MUSD): 46.9 (1Q12) vs. 36.7 (1Q11)
- Opera Mini users: 31.1 million in March 2012, vs. 13.6m in March 2011, up 129%
- 168.8m users of Opera Mini in March
- 270 million+ people using Opera browsers every month
- Mobile Consumer revenue up 253%+ in 1Q12 vs. 1Q11
- Mobile Publishers & Advertisers revenue up 303% in 1Q12 vs. 1Q11
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Mozilla, Microsoft Not Happy With CISPA

By | May 2, 2012 | 4 Comments

Mozilla, Microsoft Not Happy With CISPA

As “shocking” as it might sound, it looks like everyone’s hated CISPA is not supported by Microsoft and Mozilla as well.

Citing privacy concerns, both corporations have issued the following statements:
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Opera Kills Service That “Changed Everything”

By | April 24, 2012 | 32 Comments

Opera Kills Service That "Changed Everything"

Unhappy users all over the web, all 3 of them.

Good news, after a lackluster success with the overhyped Opera Unite service, it looks like Opera Software has finally come to fruition and will be discontinuing it along with the Widgets as well as Voice, saving both money and valuable resources.
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Opera Submits Other People Apps Without Permission

By | February 28, 2012 | 7 Comments

Opera Submits Other People Apps Without Permission

As spotted by Engadget, Handster, the Opera Software owned app store, has decided to go ahead and submit its competitor’s web browser, Dolphin HD, to the BlackBerry’s App World. The worst part?

According to MoboTap, a company behind Dolphin HD, they had no idea that their web browser was available in the BlackBerry’s App World. In addition to that, they never authorized such submission and are currently working to fix the mess, which was caused by Handster.
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Opera Buys 2 Additional Ad Networks

By | February 16, 2012 | 11 Comments

Opera Buys 2 Additional Ad NetworksBack in January of 2010, Opera Software has acquired“AdMarvel”, a mobile advertising startup valued at around $8 million.

Fast forward to this year and it looks like Opera has decided to expand its mobile advertising portfolio by buying two additional mobile ad networks.
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Over 1000 Opera Extensions

By | January 27, 2012 | 30 Comments

Over 1000 Opera Extensions

Slightly more than a year after announcing extensions, Opera’s add-ons directory has just surpassed the 1000 mark and is slowly edging towards the next milestone.

In addition to such announcement, Aleksander Aas, community manager at Opera Software, has unveiled that the new Opera’s API’s and features (as you might expect) are in development as well.

Unfortunately, no further details were revealed

Visit Opera Extensions home page.

Nokia Ditches Opera Web Browser

By | October 28, 2011 | 21 Comments

Nokia Ditches Opera Web Browser

Will use its own creation instead.

Nokia, the largest handset manufacturer in the world, is known to use the Opera Mini web browser in some of its products. However, things are about to change as with the launch of four new Series 40 devices, Nokia has decided to use its own web browser instead.
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Is This Opera Mini? No, Chuck Testa

By | October 6, 2011 | 6 Comments

Is This Opera Mini? No, Chuck TestaAccording to the latest TrendMicro report, malware creators have found a new toy to play with: Opera Mini.

A Russian web site that loads for mobile users only and looks similar to the Opera.com home page now offers a piece of malware, disguised as OperaMini.jar

Upon visit, a user is notified about the new update that should be downloaded, which, when installed, will start sending text messages to premium numbers.
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