Yahoo Tech Writes:
Microsoft says EU regulators will hand Google more dominance of the Internet search business if they go ahead with planned regulations on Microsoft’s Windows operating system, the Financial Times reported.
The FT said on Saturday that the move by Microsoft was contained in a confidential last-minute submission to the European Commission aimed at heading off antitrust action. Continue Reading
Microsoft’s Windows 7 operating system is already drawing complaints from rivals that the OS gives the company’s Internet Explorer browser an unfair advantage. Mozilla and Opera have raised new concerns about Windows 7.
Opera Investor Relations:
Oslo, Norway – May 6, 2009 – Opera Software today announced that it has signed an agreement with SK Telecom, the leading mobile operator in Korea. Under the terms of the agreement, SK Telecom will deploy a customized version of the Opera Mini mobile browser.
SK Telecom is Korea’s leading telecoms provider, with over 23 million mobile subscribers. Since its establishment in 1984, SK Telecom has grown into a major player in the global information communications industry. SK Telecom is reaching out beyond Korea into markets such as the U.S. and Asia.
The agreement between Opera Software and SK Telecom includes license, development, support & maintenance and server-hosting fees.
“On the day Opera celebrates its 15th anniversary, we feature our third and final part of our interview with the browser company’s chief executive Jon Von Techzhner.
In it, he explains Opera’s popularity in eastern European countries and the strength of the Opera community there.”
“In the second part of our three part interview, Opera’s Jon Von Techzhner gives his views on Opera’s one web philosophy, explaining why he thinks mobile phones will be the most important device for providing internet access worldwide.”
Yahoo News Writes: Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday confirmed it has submitted a formal response to European Union charges that tying the Internet Explorer browser to its Windows operating system violates antitrust rules.
At the time of the complaint, Opera said it was asking EU regulators to either force Microsoft to market a version of Windows without the browser, or to include other browsers with Windows.
Earlier this month guys at Opera Software were asking users to submit various questions which would be answered by Opera’s CEO, Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner.
Well, good news, he is going to do that today at 1 PM (UTC/GMT timezone).
The following questions will be asked: Continue Reading
“As a service whose sole purpose is the track the applications that people actually use on their systems, it should be no surprise that Wakoopa has a lot of interesting usage data. On a day to day level, Wakoopa’s data is good, but it’s the aggregate data over long periods of time that can be really meaningful to show how we are using our computers. Today, Wakoopa has released the first such aggregate data with its inaugural State of the Apps report.”
Also not a good sign for Microsoft: The older you are, the more likely you are to use IE. In the youngest age group, 11 to 20 year olds, even smaller browsers like Opera beat it. IE has been losing market share at a steady pace for the past several years.