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Opera adds Ask.com search to its Web browser

July 3, 2008

Oslo, Norway - July 3, 2008

Opera today added Ask.com, a leading search engine, to the latest version of the Opera desktop browser, Opera 9.51.

Effective immediately, anyone using Opera 9.51 can utilize Ask.com's powerful search engine in addition to the other search options the Opera desktop browser provides. This new desktop collaboration covers all global territories except China, Japan, Poland, Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Opera 9.51 delivers your favorite Web sites faster and provides the highest level of safety available. Opera 9.51 is available as a free download from http://www.opera.com/.

According to a Yankee Group study published in January 2008, 76% of consumers use Internet search sites regularly in their daily lives.

"The cooperation with Ask.com is a great complement to the search options people have on Opera desktop browser today," said Jon von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera. "Opera believes in offering people a rainbow of choices. Ask.com provides an innovative search experience, preferred by millions of people across the world."

"This deal with Opera adds to Ask.com's expansive partner network," said Andrew Moers, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Ask.com Partner Network. "As the 9th largest property on the Web with millions of customers who come to Ask.com to seek answers on a daily basis, our presence on Opera's browser will introduce our unique search experience to even more consumers around the world."

Availability

Opera works on all major desktop operating systems and is available free from http://www.opera.com/.

About Opera

Opera enables more than 350 million internet consumers worldwide to connect with the content and services that matter most to them. Opera also helps publishers monetize their content through advertising and advertisers reach the audiences that build value for their businesses, capitalizing on a global consumer audience reach that exceeds 1 billion.

Opera is a trademark of Opera Software AS.