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Opera Software Announces New Portal- MyOpera Network

October 15, 1999

MyOpera (www.myopera.com) extends Opera's reach

Oslo, Norway - Oct. 15, 1999

Opera Software A/S, developers of the popular browser Opera, today extend their services and expand their consumer reach with the announcement of the MyOpera Portal www.myopera.com.

The MyOpera Portal answers visitors' needs by providing speed,utility, ease-of-use, and personalization. MyOpera offers Internetusers award winning search capabilities powered by Infospace, popularcontent, personalized categories and a live 'status' connection toOperaMail, Opera's fast-growing web mail service.

In addition to popular branded content and personalization MyOperapushes beyond the standard definition of a portal by offering specialservices such as Internet-based education on its Computer channel withcoming tutorials on home networking, upgrading, and more.

Opera is partnering with many top-quality Internet content and searchproviders, making MyOpera an extensive collection of Internetresources. MyOpera partners include:

  • 24/7 Media
  • Amazon.com
  • Direct Hit
  • GoTo.com
  • GrabWare
  • Infospace.com
  • MindSpring
  • PCWatch
  • PriceGrabber
  • SoftWatcher

"These alliances are a great combination of assets: superior content,strong brands, and leading edge technology," said Jon von TetzchnerOpera's CEO and co-founder. "We're providing quality personalizedcontent, tutorials, and information to a wide range of audiences andin doing so we expect our customer user base to expand more rapidly."

Opera will be extending the functionality provided by InfoSpace.comwith its own state-of-the-art technology for searching multiple LDAP(Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) databases. Extending thesearch functionality will make it even easier for people to findpeople, telephone numbers, and addresses - both e-mail and physical.

"MyOpera is designed using the same cutting edge standards that drivethe Opera web browser development. We're offering visitors a betterportal alternative. An alternative that provides quick and easy accessto information around the globe," stated Lee Smallbone, PortalDevelopment Manager.

About Opera Software

Opera Software ASA is an industry leader in the development of Webbrowsers for the desktop and embedded markets, partnering withcompanies such as IBM, AMD, Symbian, Canal+ Technologies, Ericsson,Sharp and Lineo (now a division of Embedix). The Opera browser hasreceived international recognition from end users and the industrypress for being faster, smaller and more standards-compliant than otherbrowsers. Opera is available on Windows, Mac, Linux/Solaris, OS/2,Symbian OS and QNX. Opera Software ASA is a privately held companyheadquartered in Oslo, Norway. Learn more about Opera at 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.