Opera

  • 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

  • Opera Opens Pre-Registration For Its Data-Savings Android App

    Last December, Opera announced Max, a free app that would use Opera’s servers to compress all the non-encrypted data to your Android device. At the time, it opened up sign-ups for a small private alpha test, but starting today, it will take sign-ups for its soon-to-launch Max beta. Read More

  • Opera 19 Brings Back Bookmarks Bar, Adds Support For More Extensions

    Opera 19 Brings Back Bookmarks Bar, Adds Support For More Extensions

    When Opera’s desktop browser moved to Google’s Blink rendering engine last year, it also dropped a number of features, including bookmark syncing and its bookmarks bar. The company brought back syncing after a short while and with today’s launch of Opera 19, it is also finally bringing back the bookmarks bar. What the browser is still missing, though, is a regular bookmarks menu. Read More

  • Opera’s Former CEO Launches Vivaldi, A New Community Site And Email Service

    Opera’s Former CEO Launches Vivaldi, A New Community Site And Email Service

    After Jon von Tetzchner left Opera in 2011, things went quiet around the company’s former CEO and Opera itself quickly went into a different direction under its new leadership. As part of that change, the company decided to shut down its My Opera community by March 1, 2014. My Opera launched in 2001 as a support forum and a few years later, it morphed into a very active community site… Read More

  • Opera Signs Up Samsung For Its Smart TV Apps Store

    Opera Signs Up Samsung For Its Smart TV Apps Store

    Opera Software today announced that it has signed up Samsung as its tenth partner for its HTML5-based Opera TV Store. Besides its mobile and desktop browser, Opera has long been working on increasing its profile in the smart TV world and the launch of the TV store at CES last year marks its latest foray into this business. The Store made its first appearance on Sony TVs and Blu-ray players… Read More

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