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Opera TV CEO Receives E24’s Digital Rethinker and Overall Leader of the Year Awards

OSLO, Norway - November 23, 2016

Opera TV announced today a recognition for business success and organizational leadership by E24, the largest online business newspaper in Norway. The award was handed to Opera TVs CEO, Aneesh Rajaram in two categories - the Leader of the Year for 2016 and the Digital Rethinker Leader category, both part of E24’s annual Leader Talent Award Process, now in its 8th year.Aneesh was chosen from amongst several hundred short-listed candidates, who were evaluated through a very rigorous process that was run by a highly accomplished jury, and involved independent evaluations from external sector experts and leading executive search firms. Recipients of the various Leader Talents awards were announced at an event held on November 18 at the PWC building in Oslo.

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Opera TV Expands Reach of Claro video in Latin America

NextTV CEO Latin America, MIAMI, USA - November 3, 2016

Opera TV announced today a partnership with Claro video, a premium video on-demand service, to bring its service to millions of devices through participation in Opera TV’s Certification Program and distribution through the Opera TV Store. Through this strategic partnership with Opera TV, Claro video will dramatically increase its presence in the growing Latin American market by streamlining its app development and deployment efforts, making it available on a variety of ecosystems and devices where over-the-top (OTT) is enabled by Opera TV.

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More than 50% of top shopping apps collect users’ personal information through trackers

Oslo, Norway - November 1, 2016

More than half of the top 60 Android shopping apps collect users’ personal information through trackers, a new study finds. The result is from a privacy risk assessment on Opera Max, a leading data management and data savings app for Android.

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New Opera browser cuts startup time

Oslo, Norway - October 25, 2016

There are two types of people in the world: those who like to have only a few tabs open in their browser, and those who like to have a lot of tabs open in their browser. For the latter folks, we have good news. The new version of Opera has a new, smarter startup sequence, designed so the most important tabs load more than 80% faster.

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Free, unlimited VPN now available in Opera desktop browser

Oslo, Norway - September 20, 2016

A free, no-log, easy-to-use VPN is available directly in the Opera desktop browser - out today. With this launch, Opera is the first major browser to release a built-in VPN service.

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  • Opera TV CEO Receives E24’s Digital Rethinker and Overall Leader of the Year Awards

    OSLO, Norway - November 23, 2016

    Opera TV announced today a recognition for business success and organizational leadership by E24, the largest online business newspaper in Norway. The award was handed to Opera TVs CEO, Aneesh Rajaram in two categories - the Leader of the Year for 2016 and the Digital Rethinker Leader category, both part of E24’s annual Leader Talent Award Process, now in its 8th year.Aneesh was chosen from amongst several hundred short-listed candidates, who were evaluated through a very rigorous process that was run by a highly accomplished jury, and involved independent evaluations from external sector experts and leading executive search firms. Recipients of the various Leader Talents awards were announced at an event held on November 18 at the PWC building in Oslo.

    » Read more
  • Opera TV Expands Reach of Claro video in Latin America

    NextTV CEO Latin America, MIAMI, USA - November 3, 2016

    Opera TV announced today a partnership with Claro video, a premium video on-demand service, to bring its service to millions of devices through participation in Opera TV’s Certification Program and distribution through the Opera TV Store. Through this strategic partnership with Opera TV, Claro video will dramatically increase its presence in the growing Latin American market by streamlining its app development and deployment efforts, making it available on a variety of ecosystems and devices where over-the-top (OTT) is enabled by Opera TV.

    » Read more
  • More than 50% of top shopping apps collect users’ personal information through trackers

    Oslo, Norway - November 1, 2016

    More than half of the top 60 Android shopping apps collect users’ personal information through trackers, a new study finds. The result is from a privacy risk assessment on Opera Max, a leading data management and data savings app for Android.

    » Read more
  • New Opera browser cuts startup time

    Oslo, Norway - October 25, 2016

    There are two types of people in the world: those who like to have only a few tabs open in their browser, and those who like to have a lot of tabs open in their browser. For the latter folks, we have good news. The new version of Opera has a new, smarter startup sequence, designed so the most important tabs load more than 80% faster.

    » Read more
  • Free, unlimited VPN now available in Opera desktop browser

    Oslo, Norway - September 20, 2016

    A free, no-log, easy-to-use VPN is available directly in the Opera desktop browser - out today. With this launch, Opera is the first major browser to release a built-in VPN service.

    » Read more
  • Opera TV to exhibit latest OTT offerings and discuss OTT content personalization at IBC 2016

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands - September 6, 2016

    Opera TV, market leader in enabling the TV industry's transition to OTT, will be showcasing the latest from the Opera TV product suite at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC).

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  • Opera TV launches Certification Program for OTT apps and connected-TV devices

    Oslo, Norway - September 1, 2016

    Opera TV has today launched the Opera TV Certification Program to bring over-the-top (OTT) services to multiple ecosystems of platforms and devices. The program by Opera TV, the world's largest HTML5-powered TV ecosystem, is a first-of-its-kind program designed to solve one of the biggest challenges facing OTT application developers and manufacturers (OEMs).

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  • Opera VPN app rolls out to Android

    Oslo - August 23, 2016

    A free and unlimited VPN app for Android is today available from Opera. The new app lets people enhance their online privacy, block ad-tracking cookies, access more online content, extend the geographical reach of apps and test the security of Wi-Fi networks.

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  • Improved video multitasking in Opera for computers

    Oslo, Norway - August 2, 2016

    The latest version of Opera for computers, released today, revamps the new video pop out feature. This unique technology allows users to easily detach and move a video to the side of the screen, so they can continue watching while working, playing or doing research - in the browser or any other program.

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  • Lack of mobile connectivity is biggest fear of Indian travelers

    July 20, 2016

    Travel has become an intrinsic part of young Indians' lives. To most people, travel means “vacation", a temporary break from reality, often to some place warm and exotic. While traditionally this has been a time to disconnect and recharge, a new survey by Opera and Wudstay reveals that lack of mobile connectivity is the biggest fear of Indian travelers today.

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  • 690 crore rupees in data savings for Indian Opera Mini users

    New Delhi - July 14, 2016

    Users of the Opera Mini mobile browser saved 40,135,582 GB (36K Terabytes) of data in one year*, according to an analysis of the behavior of Opera Mini users in India. The saved data is worth INR 690 crore when calculated on the basis of 1 GB costing INR 173 on average. Opera Mini’s compression technology shrinks data by up to 90%, helping users save data.

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  • Opera TV Launches Next-Generation OTT TV App Technology

    Oslo, Norway - July 14, 2016

    Opera TV today announced the launch of the latest update to its next-generation TV app technology, Opera TV Snap 3.0.

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  • Extra discounts in 18 online stores for Opera users in Harboldan

    Jakarta, Indonesia - June 24, 2016

    Opera will celebrate Ramadan by offering discounts to shoppers as part of Hari Belanja Online Ramadan (Harboldan/Ramadan Online Shopping Day) 2016. As a supporting partner, leading internet-services company Opera offers discounts to shoppers with voucher code SHOPWITHOPERA at Zalora, Lazada, Brand Outlet, MatahariMall, Asmaraku, Harga Hot, Muslimarket, VIP Plaza, Zataru, Sociovit and Tororo.

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  • Unlimited premium apps and games for Android users in Indonesia with Opera

    Jakarta, Indonesia - June 23, 2016

    XL and Hutchison 3 Indonesia (Tri) users in Indonesia can now download as many premium apps and games as they like with Opera Apps Club, an “all-you-can-eat” subscription service for Android apps. With this subscription, smartphone users will not have to worry about in-app purchases and advertisements.

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  • Opera’s ad blocker launches on all mobile platforms

    Oslo, Norway - June 16, 2016

    Opera’s ad blocker is now available on all mobile platforms. The built-in feature has today landed in the Opera Mini browsers for iOS and Windows Phone, as well as the Opera browser for Android.

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  • Samsung and Opera help Vietnamese users save mobile data on Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - June 10, 2016

    Opera and Samsung have worked together to bring the ultra data saving (UDS) feature to Vietnam on Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 smartphones. This feature provides up to 50% savings on data and also frees up to 11% RAM. Users of the Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 can get more enjoyment online for video and music streaming.

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