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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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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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  • 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
  • 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.

    » Read more