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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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