Opera

  • 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

  • Pricey Data Is A Barrier To Internet Access In Developing Countries

    Pricey Data Is A Barrier To Internet Access In Developing Countries

    Tech companies, including Microsoft, Facebook, and Nokia, are counting on the “next billion,” or users in developing countries who are just getting access to the Internet, to fuel their future growth. Despite increasing access to technology, including the rapidly growing penetration of inexpensive mobile devices, there are still several major obstacles to Internet access… Read More

  • Confirmed: Opera Buys Mobile Video Ad Platform AdColony For Up To $350M

    Confirmed: Opera Buys Mobile Video Ad Platform AdColony For Up To $350M

    This just in: Opera has confirmed that it has acquired AdColony — a deal that we had reported was in progress a couple of weeks ago but AdColony had denied (albeit in a very carefully worded fashion) was happening. The deal was made for $75 million in cash, plus potential earnouts of $275 million that bring the deal up to $350 million, according to a statement released to the… Read More

  • Opera Is Buying Mobile Video Ad Network AdColony, Sources Say

    Opera Is Buying Mobile Video Ad Network AdColony, Sources Say

    Opera Software is making another acquisition to build out its mobile advertising business: It has either purchased or is close to purchasing mobile video advertising startup AdColony, according to sources with knowledge of the companies. We’ve contacted both companies asking for comment. Opera spokespeople in the U.S. and Europe have told us that the company will not comment on… Read More

  • Opera Buys Rich Media Mobile Ad Startup Apprupt, As Q1 Sales Rise 40%

    Opera Buys Rich Media Mobile Ad Startup Apprupt, As Q1 Sales Rise 40%

    Opera Software, the Norway-based company that makes browsers for mobile and other devices, today reported its quarterly results and announced another acquisition along the way: apprupt, a mobile startup based out of Germany that focuses on rich media advertising, which will become part of its Opera Mediaworks advertising subsidiary. The news comes as Opera reported first quarter sales of… Read More

  • Opera Brings Its Touch-Centric Coast Browser To The iPhone

    Opera Brings Its Touch-Centric Coast Browser To The iPhone

    Opera is bringing its Coast browser to the iPhone today. While it uses Apple’s own WebKit rendering engine, the interface around it is decidedly different from any other browser you have likely tried before — and that’s a good thing. Just like with the iPad version Opera launched last year, the iPhone edition is highly optimized for touch and gestures and does away with… Read More

  • Opera Launches Its Max Data-Savings App For Android

    Opera Launches Its Max Data-Savings App For Android

    About a week ago, Opera teased its new Max data-savings app for Android and allowed users to pre-register. Starting today, Opera will roll out Max to these pre-registered Android users in the U.S. on a first-come, first-served bases. Pre-registered European users can also install it today (there doesn’t seem to be a cap for them). Opera Max effectively takes the compression technology… Read More

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