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Hilton Hotels & Resorts is early adopter of interactive 360° mobile video technology

San Mateo, Calif. - April 26, 2016

Opera Mediaworks and Hilton Hotels & Resorts, in partnership with its agency OMD, have launched a mobile campaign featuring an interactive 360° video that takes the viewer on a virtual vacation, using Opera's innovative mobile video ad unit designed to create a fully immersive and engaging experience.

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Opera powers 'Idea Games Club' for premium gaming apps

New Delhi - April 21, 2016

Opera and Idea Cellular today announced the launch of Idea Games Club – a premium mobile-gaming app, which is now available exclusively to all Idea subscribers. The subscription to Idea Games Club would allow users to download and enjoy unlimited, full-version premium gaming apps on their smartphones, without worrying about in-app purchases and advertisements.

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Opera adds a free built-in VPN to its desktop browser, first among major browsers

Oslo, Norway - April 21, 2016

Opera is today unveiling a free VPN client with unlimited data usage in its newest developer version. All other VPNs for the major desktop browsers are extensions, with most of them based on a paid-subscription model or offering limited data usage.

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Opera Mediaworks appoints Keith Winter as Chief Operating Officer

San Mateo, Calif. - April 12, 2016

Opera Mediaworks, the world's highest quality mobile advertising and marketing platform, announced today that Keith Winter has joined the company as its new Chief Operating Officer. In his new role, Winter will be responsible for building and scaling revenue and operations to help strengthen the company’s position as the no. 1 platform for mobile advertisers and publishers.

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Bangladeshis save BDT 3.3B in data costs with Opera Mini

Dhaka, Bangladesh - March 28, 2016

Opera Mini saved 10,829TB of data for mobile users in Bangladesh in 2015 thanks to the browser's unique compression technology, according to findings from Opera's "State of the Mobile Web" report. That amount of data is worth 3.3 billion BDT (1GB costs 300 BDT, on average), equivalent to 42 million USD.

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  • Hilton Hotels & Resorts is early adopter of interactive 360° mobile video technology

    San Mateo, Calif. - April 26, 2016

    Opera Mediaworks and Hilton Hotels & Resorts, in partnership with its agency OMD, have launched a mobile campaign featuring an interactive 360° video that takes the viewer on a virtual vacation, using Opera's innovative mobile video ad unit designed to create a fully immersive and engaging experience.

    » Read more
  • Opera powers 'Idea Games Club' for premium gaming apps

    New Delhi - April 21, 2016

    Opera and Idea Cellular today announced the launch of Idea Games Club – a premium mobile-gaming app, which is now available exclusively to all Idea subscribers. The subscription to Idea Games Club would allow users to download and enjoy unlimited, full-version premium gaming apps on their smartphones, without worrying about in-app purchases and advertisements.

    » Read more
  • Opera adds a free built-in VPN to its desktop browser, first among major browsers

    Oslo, Norway - April 21, 2016

    Opera is today unveiling a free VPN client with unlimited data usage in its newest developer version. All other VPNs for the major desktop browsers are extensions, with most of them based on a paid-subscription model or offering limited data usage.

    » Read more
  • Opera Mediaworks appoints Keith Winter as Chief Operating Officer

    San Mateo, Calif. - April 12, 2016

    Opera Mediaworks, the world's highest quality mobile advertising and marketing platform, announced today that Keith Winter has joined the company as its new Chief Operating Officer. In his new role, Winter will be responsible for building and scaling revenue and operations to help strengthen the company’s position as the no. 1 platform for mobile advertisers and publishers.

    » Read more
  • Bangladeshis save BDT 3.3B in data costs with Opera Mini

    Dhaka, Bangladesh - March 28, 2016

    Opera Mini saved 10,829TB of data for mobile users in Bangladesh in 2015 thanks to the browser's unique compression technology, according to findings from Opera's "State of the Mobile Web" report. That amount of data is worth 3.3 billion BDT (1GB costs 300 BDT, on average), equivalent to 42 million USD.

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  • Opera browser nearly doubles load speed by integrating ad-blocking technology directly into the browser engine

    Oslo, Norway - March 10, 2016

    Opera for computers is launching an integrated ad-blocking feature in its newest developer version, out today - the first major PC browser to do so.

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  • Opera Mediaworks and Immersion excite Lexus’ new mobile advertising campaign with haptics

    San Jose and San Mateo, Calif. - March 9, 2016

    Opera Mediaworks, the world’s highest quality mobile advertising and marketing platform, and Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ:IMMR), the leading developer and licensor of haptic technology, today announced a new mobile advertising campaign for Lexus that is enhanced with Immersion’s TouchSense® technology. Lexus, in partnership with its advertising agency Team One, has launched a haptic ad campaign for the first-ever Lexus GS F that currently runs on Opera Mediaworks-enabled Android mobile apps in the United States. Team One, Immersion and Opera Mediaworks worked together to enhance the Lexus mobile ad with sophisticated tactile effects to capture how it feels to drive the most powerful Lexus sedan.

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  • Video boost debuts faster video on Opera Mini for Android

    Oslo, Norway - March 8, 2016

    Android users will see less of the video-buffering wheel, as the unique “video boost” feature arrives today in the Opera Mini mobile browser, available for free in Google Play. The release brings smoother video viewing and data savings to almost 120 million users on Opera Mini for Android, Opera’s biggest user base.

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  • Opera/Unacast partnership connects advertisers to global beacon data for the first time

    San Mateo, Calif. and New York - March 2, 2016

    Opera Mediaworks, the world’s highest quality mobile advertising and marketing platform today announced a new partnership with Unacast to provide beacon and proximity data for retargeting at scale to the world’s top advertisers for the first time.

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  • 30% of all mobile-data usage is wasted in the background, new finding shows

    Oslo, Norway - February 18, 2016

    A new app-usage finding, conducted through millions of Opera Max users, shows that on average over 30% of all data is used by apps running in the background. Facebook Messenger and Gmail are the most data-hungry apps this way, with some 73% of their total data usage happening in the background.

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  • Angry Birds now on Opera Apps Club

    Oslo, Norway - February 16, 2016

    Rovio, the creator of Angry Birds, has partnered with Opera to bring Rovio’s family of games to the Opera Apps Club service.

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  • Opera Apps Club launches globally

    Oslo, Norway - February 9, 2016

    Opera today launched globally its unique, “Netflix-style” subscription service for premium Android apps. The Opera Apps Club brings value to carriers, developers and users by offering an alternative distribution and monetization model for apps based on an unlimited “all you can download” subscription offer, payable through operators’ billing systems.

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  • Better language support, QR-code reader and improved download manager in latest Opera Mini browser for Android

    Oslo, Norway - January 26, 2016

    The first Opera Mini update in 2016 is out, sporting a new QR-code reader and generator and an improved download manager, but, most importantly, it introduces better language support, with 90 languages to choose from.

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  • Viettel launches all you can eat app store powered by Opera

    Hanoi, Vietnam - January 21, 2016

    Mobile data subscribers can now download as many premium apps and games as they want for a small weekly subscription fee of VND 10,000 (USD 0.45). Viettel, the largest operator in Vietnam, has partnered with Opera to launch AppMarket, an “all-you-can-eat” app storefront for Android, Java, BlackBerry and Symbian users. It offers the lowest weekly app subscription plan in the nation.

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  • Opera Mediaworks’ Nordic addition brings new talent, LinkedIn partnership to region

    Denmark, Norway and Sweden - January 18, 2016

    At Opera Mediaworks, we take being the world’s leading independent mobile advertising platform very seriously. But there’s one key piece of the global domination puzzle that’s been missing: Scandinavia. Today, we are proud to announce that Opera Mediaworks has made a substantial expansion in Scandinavia to service the regional needs of advertisers and publishers. The multi-country team now joining Opera Mediaworks has formerly operated independently as adQuota.

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  • Opera Mediaworks and Nielsen Catalina Solutions help CPG brands leverage purchase behavior to deliver “no wait” mobile video ads

    San Mateo, Calif. - January 12, 2016

    Opera Mediaworks, the first mobile ad platform for brands, and Nielsen Catalina Solutions (NCS), the leader in buyergraphic media activation and sales measurement for CPG marketers, today announced a collaboration that will allow CPG advertisers to deliver high definition (HD) mobile video ads that load instantly based on actual offline purchase behavior, and measure the impact of those ads on in-store sales. Mars Chocolate and TruMoo, in addition to Horizon Media agency, are among the first to take advantage of the capabilities now offered by Opera and NCS.

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