Opera

  • Opera Max Can Now Compress YouTube And Netflix Videos

    Opera Max Can Now Compress YouTube And Netflix Videos

    Opera Max, Opera’s data-saving proxy for Android, has long allowed you to save some of your previous mobile data by compressing text, video and images when you surf the web or use apps like Instagram on your phone. What Opera Max couldn’t do, however, was compress HTTPS videos and that meant no support for the likes of YouTube and Netflix. Read More

  • Opera Acquires Bemobi, A Netflix-Like Subscription Service For Premium Apps

    Opera Acquires Bemobi, A Netflix-Like Subscription Service For Premium Apps

    Browser maker Opera today announced that it has acquired Bemobi — a subscription-based mobile-app-discovery service with a focus on the Latin American market. Opera expects the acquisition to close in the third quarter of 2015. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. Read More

  • Opera Launches Redesigned Opera Mini For Android

    Opera Launches Redesigned Opera Mini For Android

    Opera Mini, the little brother to Opera’s regular mobile browser, is getting a major makeover on Android today. The company says the new design, which is pretty much in line with the regular Opera mobile browser, is meant to give the browser a more native look and feel. If you’re confused about why Opera offers both its regular mobile browser and Opera Mini on Android… Read More

  • Opera Buys SurfEasy To Add Secure VPN Services To Its Browser Software

    Opera Buys SurfEasy To Add Secure VPN Services To Its Browser Software

    Opera, makers of a suite of software for browsing the web on mobile and desktop devices used by some 350 million consumers, has made another acquisition to build out the services it offers to users. It has acquired SurfEasy, makers of a virtual private network (VPN) app that lets users browse the web more securely. This is Opera’s first security-focused acquisition, and it is made in… Read More

  • Opera Brings Back Cross-Platform Bookmark Syncing

    Opera Brings Back Cross-Platform Bookmark Syncing

    A few months ago, Opera (re-)introduced cross-platform bookmark syncing in its beta applications for the desktop and Android. Today, it’s launching this feature into its stable channel for desktop, Android and iOS. When Opera moved to WebKit in 2013, it gained a couple of new features, but it also lost quite a few more. The company always said that it would bring most of these back, though. Read More

  • Opera Adds Free Apps To Its Android Data Savings App Opera Max

    Opera Adds Free Apps To Its Android Data Savings App Opera Max

    Last year mobile browser company Opera launched Opera Max, a data-compressing Android app that let users save money on their mobile data. Now, to drive more usage of the product, Opera is adding another feature to Max: apps you can use for free. App Pass, as the service is called, is aimed first at users in emerging markets, where smartphone adoption is booming, but the average smartphone… Read More

  • Former Opera CEO Launches Vivaldi, A New Browser For Power Users

    Former Opera CEO Launches Vivaldi, A New Browser For Power Users

    Opera’s former CEO Jon von Tetzchner is launching the first preview of Vivaldi today, a new Chromium-based browser that is squarely aimed at power users. Vivaldi features tools like Quick Commands for using written commands instead of the mouse, an Opera-like Speed Dial for quickly accessing bookmarks, a note-taking feature and the ability to organize tabs into stacks. Read More

  • Opera Buys AdVine To Expand Its Mobile Ad Network In Africa

    Opera Buys AdVine To Expand Its Mobile Ad Network In Africa

    Opera — the Norway-based company that develops data-compressed web browsers, app storefronts, and other cloud-based services for mobile and other platforms — has made another acquisition to build out Mediaworks, its mobile advertising subsidiary. It has bought AdVine, a mobile ad network based in Cape Town, South Africa. This is Opera’s first acquisition in the… Read More

  • Opera Brings Video Compression To Its Mini Browser For iOS

    Opera Brings Video Compression To Its Mini Browser For iOS

    Last February, Opera acquired video optimization service Skyfire, and now it is starting to bring some of the service’s features to its mobile browser, starting with Opera Mini 9 for iOS, which is launching today. The feature is also now available as a sneak peek in the Opera for Android beta channel. Read More

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