Category: Opera

Rumor: Opera 14 Desktop Coming Next Month

By | March 27, 2013 | 20 Comments

Rumor: Opera 14 Desktop Coming Next MonthNo version 13.

Now here is something that should be taken with a huge amounts of salt, in fact, so much salt that you can get kidney stones.

Recently, we have received an anonymous tip that the very first public build of Opera 14 (with WebKit rendering engine) will be revealed next month, April that is.

On a side note, it looks like at least one of the Opera employees is already playing with the latest build as he recently tweeted:
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February, 2013 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera – Up; Google Chrome – Down

By | March 12, 2013 | 7 Comments


If yesterday’s mobile browsers data is not exactly your cup of tea then we have another solution for you and it’s all about the desktop. As you might have guessed from the title, February was a pretty interesting month indeed.
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February, 2013 Mobile Market Share: Android, Opera Mini, Internet Explorer – Up; Safari, Chrome – Down

By | March 11, 2013 | 6 Comments


It’s that time of the month again where we take a look at the latest market share trends for the mobile web browsers.
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Opera Browser For Android Is Here

By | March 5, 2013 | 6 Comments

Opera Browser For Android Is HereWith Opera Turbo rebranded as “Off-Road Mode”.

It looks like Opera Ice was simply a codename, as Norwegian browser maker has just announced the availability of its WebKit based web browser for Android. So how is it called? Opera Browser (Beta).

As we have seen in previous official and unofficial videos, Opera with WebKit brings a new take on the user interface, news reader, download manager and a private browsing mode (you know, for buying gifts).
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Opera Ice Hands On (Video)

By | March 1, 2013 | 3 Comments

Shipping in Q2 2013.

As promised by Opera Software some time ago, they have provided MWC journalists with a hands on opportunity of their latest (WebKit based) web browser, which is called Opera Ice.
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Opera Spins Off Ad Business

By | February 27, 2013 | 2 Comments

Opera Spins Off Ad BusinessAcquisition rumors reemerge

With not so recent rumors about the upcoming Opera acquisition by Facebook (or possibly other companies), Opera Software has just announced that they will be spinning off their ad business into a separate entity: Opera Mediaworks, which, according to them, is now the largest mobile advertising network in the world.

However, while the spinoff itself is not exactly news worthy, ZDNet notes that Opera Software is now a much easier sell because a third party company can acquire its browser business without touching mobile advertising unit or vice versa.
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RIP Opera (1994-2013)

By | February 19, 2013 | 39 Comments

Opera Fires Core Developers, Petition To Open Source Presto Begins

By | February 19, 2013 | 15 Comments

Opera Fires Core Developers, Petition To Open Source Presto Begins

Veterans say that “Opera hasn’t been the same since founder Jon S von Tetzchner left”.

So I guess this is it? After almost 20 years, Opera is moving away from their in-house rendering engine. And just to confirm what was already a well-known fact, Norwegian browser maker has begun firing core employees, including veterans like Yngve Pettersen, André Shultz and Lasse Magnussen.
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Firefox And Opera Are Leaking Sensitive Data

By | February 18, 2013 | 8 Comments

Firefox And Opera Are Leaking Sensitive DataNow here is an issue you haven’t heard about: as it turns out, both Firefox and Opera (to a lesser extent) are “leaking” your sensitive data, at least according to some reports.

The issue appears to be related to Speed Dial, which generates thumbnails of your favorite or most frequently visited web pages. As web browser takes a screenshot of the site, it does little to protect user’s privacy, especially when data is served over the SSL connection.
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Opera Buys Skyfire Labs For Up To $155 Million

By | February 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Opera Buys Skyfire Labs For Up to $155 MillionOpera’s biggest purchase yet?

Skyfire Labs, a company that raised $23 million just over a year ago, has been acquired by Opera Software in a deal said to be worth up to $155 million in both cash and stock. This includes an upfront payment of $50 million and performance based payments over the next 3 years.

While it’s been a while since we heard about Skyfire’s web browser, it looks like this wasn’t the only driving force behind the acquisition.
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