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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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Opera launches its new app, Opera News, in Africa

Oslo, Norway - January 9, 2018

Opera Software announced today the official launch of Opera News, a new AI-powered app which enables people to access their favorite news articles and hottest trending videos. The release of the new app follows Opera’s recent announcement that its AI-powered news service inside Opera Mini grew to more than 100 million active users in less than a year, showing an incredible interest in news globally.

» Read more
  • 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.

    » Read more
  • 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.

    » Read more
  • 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.

    » Read more
  • 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.

    » Read more
  • Opera launches its new app, Opera News, in Africa

    Oslo, Norway - January 9, 2018

    Opera Software announced today the official launch of Opera News, a new AI-powered app which enables people to access their favorite news articles and hottest trending videos. The release of the new app follows Opera’s recent announcement that its AI-powered news service inside Opera Mini grew to more than 100 million active users in less than a year, showing an incredible interest in news globally.

    » Read more
  • New year, new browser - Opera 50 now protects users against Bitcoin mining with just one click

    OSLO, Norway - January 4, 2018

    Opera becomes the first major browser to add anti-cryptocurrency mining feature. In just one click, everyone can now protect themselves from falling prey to cryptojacking.

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