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Opera launches first Web 3-ready browser for Android

London, United Kingdom - December 13, 2018

Opera announced the launch of the first Web 3-ready browser at Hard Fork Decentralized London today. The Opera browser for Android devices now features crypto wallet integration and Web 3 support. With the newest version of Opera, people who use the traditional web now also gain easy access to Web 3, the exciting internet of tomorrow. This means that the more than two billion people who use Android can now get a Web 3 experience through the Opera browser.

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Time to fix a broken web with Opera browser for Android

Oslo, Norway - November 6, 2018

The recent introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was intended to provide users with vastly improved control of their online privacy. However, an unforeseen consequence has been a sharp increase in often complex and confusing attempts from websites to make their visitors’ agree to their privacy practices and policies. Opera is now the first major browser allowing people to choose whether they want to see those dialogs or not.

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Opera Announces $30 Million Strategic Investment in StarMaker

Oslo, Norway - November 5, 2018

Opera Limited (Nasdaq: OPRA), one of the world’s leading browser providers and an influential player in the field of integrated AI-driven digital content discovery and recommendation platforms, today announced that it has completed a strategic investment in StarMaker Inc., a fast-growing technology-driven social media company focused on music and entertainment.

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Opera Touch awarded the Red Dot for high design quality

Berlin, Germany - October 29, 2018

Opera Touch is outstanding and award winning: As part of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2018, Opera Touch’s design team has succeeded in winning over the 24-member jury. Over several days, the experts examined, discussed and evaluated more than 8,600 international communication design works. They awarded the coveted Red Dot for the high design quality and creative achievement of Opera Touch’s user interface. The awarded works are presented in an online exhibition and in the Red Dot App.

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Opera introduces Opera Touch for iPhone

Oslo, Norway - October 1, 2018

Opera Touch, the award-winning mobile browser launched in April on Android, is coming to iPhone. It combines high-end technology with impactful aesthetics to address the needs of iPhone users

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  • Opera launches first Web 3-ready browser for Android

    London, United Kingdom - December 13, 2018

    Opera announced the launch of the first Web 3-ready browser at Hard Fork Decentralized London today. The Opera browser for Android devices now features crypto wallet integration and Web 3 support. With the newest version of Opera, people who use the traditional web now also gain easy access to Web 3, the exciting internet of tomorrow. This means that the more than two billion people who use Android can now get a Web 3 experience through the Opera browser.

    » Read more
  • Time to fix a broken web with Opera browser for Android

    Oslo, Norway - November 6, 2018

    The recent introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was intended to provide users with vastly improved control of their online privacy. However, an unforeseen consequence has been a sharp increase in often complex and confusing attempts from websites to make their visitors’ agree to their privacy practices and policies. Opera is now the first major browser allowing people to choose whether they want to see those dialogs or not.

    » Read more
  • Opera Announces $30 Million Strategic Investment in StarMaker

    Oslo, Norway - November 5, 2018

    Opera Limited (Nasdaq: OPRA), one of the world’s leading browser providers and an influential player in the field of integrated AI-driven digital content discovery and recommendation platforms, today announced that it has completed a strategic investment in StarMaker Inc., a fast-growing technology-driven social media company focused on music and entertainment.

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  • Opera Touch awarded the Red Dot for high design quality

    Berlin, Germany - October 29, 2018

    Opera Touch is outstanding and award winning: As part of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2018, Opera Touch’s design team has succeeded in winning over the 24-member jury. Over several days, the experts examined, discussed and evaluated more than 8,600 international communication design works. They awarded the coveted Red Dot for the high design quality and creative achievement of Opera Touch’s user interface. The awarded works are presented in an online exhibition and in the Red Dot App.

    » Read more
  • Opera introduces Opera Touch for iPhone

    Oslo, Norway - October 1, 2018

    Opera Touch, the award-winning mobile browser launched in April on Android, is coming to iPhone. It combines high-end technology with impactful aesthetics to address the needs of iPhone users

    » Read more
  • Opera partners with Ledger Capital to grow blockchain technology initiative

    Oslo, Norway and Shanghai, China - September 28, 2018

    Opera, one of the world’s leading browser providers and an influential player in the field of integrated AI-driven digital content discovery and recommendation platforms, today announces a strategic partnership with Ledger Capital, the leading strategic blockchain advisory and financial services firm.

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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 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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