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Opera Touch for iPhone to be launched on Oct 1: Gather O-round!

Oslo - September 17, 2018

Opera Touch, the award winning mobile browser, will be coming to the iPhone on Oct 1. The launch follows a strong demand from users.

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Africans spent more than 4 million hours reading online in 2018 Opera Mini and Worldreader celebrate International Literacy Day

Oslo, Norway - September 5, 2018

Opera and Worldreader, the global nonprofit that believes everyone can be a reader, announce on International Literacy Day that African mobile users have spent more than 4 millions hours of reading books on their mobile phones in 2018. This milestone represents an increase of 32 percent from the same time period last year.

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Opera opens its PC browsers to crypto

Oslo, Norway - August 8, 2018

On July 11, Opera became the first major browser to introduce a built-in crypto wallet. Opera for Android with crypto wallet enables seamless transactions on the web, and removes one of the biggest hurdles preventing cryptocurrencies from being adopted by the mainstream.

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Opera launches as a Snap for Linux users

Oslo, Norway - August 2, 2018

Opera and Canonical today announce that Opera, the popular web browser, is now available as a Snap in the Snap Store. Opera is the latest notable addition to the Snap Store providing ever more choice to Linux users via an easy to install, always up to date application direct from the software vendor.

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Opera introduces first browser with built-in Crypto Wallet

Oslo, Norway - July 11, 2018

The new version of the Opera browser for Android, currently available in a private beta, combines easy-to-use crypto wallet functionality with support for the Ethereum Web3 API. This makes Opera the first major browser to open up a mainstream product to Web 3.0.

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  • Opera Touch for iPhone to be launched on Oct 1: Gather O-round!

    Oslo - September 17, 2018

    Opera Touch, the award winning mobile browser, will be coming to the iPhone on Oct 1. The launch follows a strong demand from users.

    » Read more
  • Africans spent more than 4 million hours reading online in 2018 Opera Mini and Worldreader celebrate International Literacy Day

    Oslo, Norway - September 5, 2018

    Opera and Worldreader, the global nonprofit that believes everyone can be a reader, announce on International Literacy Day that African mobile users have spent more than 4 millions hours of reading books on their mobile phones in 2018. This milestone represents an increase of 32 percent from the same time period last year.

    » Read more
  • Opera opens its PC browsers to crypto

    Oslo, Norway - August 8, 2018

    On July 11, Opera became the first major browser to introduce a built-in crypto wallet. Opera for Android with crypto wallet enables seamless transactions on the web, and removes one of the biggest hurdles preventing cryptocurrencies from being adopted by the mainstream.

    » Read more
  • Opera launches as a Snap for Linux users

    Oslo, Norway - August 2, 2018

    Opera and Canonical today announce that Opera, the popular web browser, is now available as a Snap in the Snap Store. Opera is the latest notable addition to the Snap Store providing ever more choice to Linux users via an easy to install, always up to date application direct from the software vendor.

    » Read more
  • Opera introduces first browser with built-in Crypto Wallet

    Oslo, Norway - July 11, 2018

    The new version of the Opera browser for Android, currently available in a private beta, combines easy-to-use crypto wallet functionality with support for the Ethereum Web3 API. This makes Opera the first major browser to open up a mainstream product to Web 3.0.

    » Read more
  • Opera Limited Files Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering of American Depositary Shares

    Oslo, Norway - June 30, 2018

    Opera Limited, the parent company of Opera Software AS, announced today that it has publicly filed a registration statement on Form F-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) relating to a proposed initial public offering of American Depositary Shares (ADSs) representing its common shares. The number of ADSs to be offered and the price range for the proposed offering have not yet been determined. Opera intends to list the ADSs on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “OPRA.” China International Capital Corporation Hong Kong Securities Limited and Citigroup Global Markets Inc. are acting as joint book-running managers for the proposed offering.

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  • Opera News app reaches 10 million users in Africa thanks to World Cup features

    Oslo, Norway - June 25, 2018

    Opera News app reached 10 million downloads in Africa in just six months since its launch in January 2018. The standalone news app experienced a spike in downloads after its recent update included a football World Cup channel and other football-related features.

    According to results from AppAnnie from June 2018, Opera News is the most downloaded news app in Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, South Africa and Tanzania.

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  • Opera News is shaking things up for the World Cup

    Oslo, Norway - June 18, 2018

    Opera News has been updated with loads of new features that let users experience the football World Cup 2018. Football fans among Opera News users will now be able to choose their favorite team and follow all the updates of the competition with live scores and kickoff reminders for every match.

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  • Opera launches new mobile browser: Opera Touch and new PC Browser with Instant Search

    April 25, 2018

    Opera announced today the release of two new products, a brand new mobile browser called Opera Touch and a new version of the Opera browser for computers. Opera Touch has been designed from the ground up to fit the way people actually use the web: on the move. The new mobile browser also seamlessly connects with the updated Opera PC browser without the need of establishing a password or login.

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  • OKash lands in the Kenya allowing Android smartphone users to apply for loans in seconds

    Nairobi, Kenya - March 12, 2018

    OPay, the FinTech company part of the Opera Group, is announcing today the launch of OKash, the new stand-alone mobile app that provides users access to short-term loans at their fingertips.

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  • Opera News reaches 1 million downloads in just four weeks and becomes the number 1 news app on Google Play Store in Africa

    Oslo, Norway - February 6, 2018

    Opera News, the stand alone news app developed by Opera, has just broken the 1 million milestone in less than four weeks. The app, which provides users with easy access to their favourite news and entertainment content, has also been ranked number 1 on Google Play store in Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana and Tanzania.

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  • Opera announces it has teamed up with music sensation Simi

    Lagos, Nigeria - January 24, 2018

    Opera has kick-started the year by teaming up with Nigerian singer, songwriter and vocalist Simi, who has become a brand ambassador for the popular web browser company. Through the partnership, Opera will deliver the hottest news from her and other trending artists right to your homepage. Furthermore, Simi will be spreading the word about Opera’s recently released news and video app, Opera News, which has been launched as a stand-alone product after the success of the news service in Opera Mini.

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  • Opera introduces bitcoin mining protection in its mobile browsers

    Oslo, Norway - January 22, 2018

    Cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin, have become a hot topic and, with their surge in value, so has the mining for new coins, known as cryptocurrency mining. While some use their own data centers, many web developers are increasingly using people’s computers and smartphones for this - often without their consent. The phenomenon is estimated to be affecting more than a billion people worldwide, causing their devices to run warm, become slower and eat up their batteries.

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  • New year, new browser - Opera 50 now protects users against Bitcoin mining with just one click

    OSLO, Norway - January 4, 2018

    Opera becomes the first major browser to add anti-cryptocurrency mining feature. In just one click, everyone can now protect themselves from falling prey to cryptojacking.

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