This press release is more than one year old, and should be considered archived material.

Opera announces official April Fool’s policy

April 1, 2007

Oslo, Norway - April 1, 2007

Opera Software ASA, makers of the best browser in this, or indeed any, universe, today revealed the results of a five month process to determine this year's April Fool's joke. After considerable competitive analysis, structural synthesis, skilled observation, educated prognostication and blind luck, the management along with Opera's Corporate Relations and Prevarication department determined there will be no April Fool's joke for FY07.

"It became too much," said a frustrated Torgrim Odland, director Opera's Corporate Relations and Prevarication department. "First it was the obviously fake SoundWave digital voice P2P technology and then we turned our employees into models. I cannot imagine what tomfoolery would be next: are we hiring penguins as Linux developers? Perhaps we"ll have our CEO go skydiving dressed as a nun. I didn't see where this would ever end, so I ended it."

Worldwide, corporations embracing April Fool's Day as their only official excuse to have a bit of fun skyrocketed 6000% in 2006, somewhat muting the overall enjoyment of the day, according to a reputable firm whose research, Opera's promises, was in no way paid for by Mr. Odland or anyone connected to Opera Software ASA and certainly not used to sway executive decision on this matter.

"It's not often I get to break out of my shell, let alone my basement," said Olafur ‘Olli" Arnason, QA Manager for Opera's Desktop browser. "I really wanted to laugh at a silly press release and pass some scandalous pictures around, but now the suits have ruined it. I guess I"ll just spend my Sunday in Second Life with everyone else I know."

Official leaked memo here.

About Opera Software ASA

Opera products enable more than 350 million internet consumers worldwide to discover and connect with the content and services that matter most to them, no matter what device, network or location. In turn, we help advertisers reach the audiences that build value for their businesses. Opera also delivers products and services to more than 120 mobile operators around the world, enabling them to provide a faster, more economical and better network experience to their subscribers.
From family photos and funny videos to business ideas that change the world economy, the internet has always been about discovery. Whether you are a consumer getting online for the first time, or a multinational corporation trying to reach the right audience, Opera can help you discover more online.
Opera Software ASA is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol OPERA. ‘Opera’, ‘Opera Software’, ‘Opera Mini’ and the ‘O’ logo are trademarks of Opera Software ASA. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Learn more about Opera at www.opera.com.

Find Opera on the Web