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Opera TV debuts first complete HbbTV 2.0 SDK for TV and set-top-box manufacturers

Oslo, Norway - August 27, 2015

Opera TV will soon start shipping its Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV) 2.0 software development kit (SDK) to TV manufacturers and set-top-box OEMs, enabling them to be the first in the market with HbbTV-2.0-compliant devices. HbbTV 2.0 is the newest standard for interactive broadcaster content. Aligned with other web standards, HbbTV 2.0 simplifies the task of creating interactive content on TVs.

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Opera launches ‘Web on Wheels’ Wi-Fi-enabled car

New Delhi - August 20, 2015

Residents of many cities in India can enjoy exploring the web for free from their mobile phones. Opera Software, makers of the popular Opera Mini mobile browser have launched Web on Wheels (WOW), featuring a specially-equipped WOW car that provides free Wi-Fi access to those in range. Opera hopes to encourage new users to get online and experience the internet from their mobile phones.

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Xiaomi and Opera Software plan to stretch consumers’ mobile data plans in MIUI 7

Oslo, Norway - August 19, 2015

Opera Software has announced a partnership with leading smartphone company, Xiaomi, to power a new Data Saver feature through integration of the Opera Max technology. This will bring an OS-wide, industry-leading data-savings capability to the smartphone maker’s new OS, MIUI 7.

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Report: Android dominates usage; Mobile video advertising is fastest-growing format in APAC region

Singapore - August 19, 2015

Smartphone use in the Asia Pacific region continues to grow at a pace on par with the rest of the world, with page-view volume on mobile websites and apps approaching global averages, according to today’s APAC State of Mobile Advertising report from Opera Mediaworks in partnership with the Mobile Marketing Association. The findings in the report are based on Q2 2015 data from 400 million unique users on the Opera Mediaworks platform.

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Opera acquires Bemobi, becoming the industry leader in discovery and monetization services for Android apps in emerging markets

Oslo, Norway - August 7, 2015

Opera Software announced today its acquisition of Bemobi, a leading, subscription-based mobile-app-discovery service in Latin America.

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