Monthly Archives: December 2013

Opera’s Julequiz – Last answer

Here’s the answer to the very last question of our Julequiz. We asked you how old the company is. The answer is 18! 

This marks the end of this year’s Julequiz. We want to thank everyone who participated in the quiz and we wish you all a happy holiday :)

Contest is open to legal residents of Taiwan, Indonesia, India, and the U.S.A, 18 years or older only. Prizes shall consist of twenty-one (21) goodie bags and four (4) iPad Minis with Wi-Fi 16GB. Each gift pack contains a thermos cup, cellphone pouch, cellphone sticker, bottle opener, and a USB. Approximate retail value (ARV) of each gift bag is USD $50. ARV of each iPad Mini is USD $299. The iPad Minis will be given on these dates - December 6, December 13, December 20, and December 25. To be eligible for a prize, you must email your answer to the email address provided. This contest is open from between 15:00 CET, Dec. 1, 2013 to 17:00 CET, Dec. 25, 2013. One winner per day will be randomly picked from the participants who gave the right answer. Limit one (1) prize per household. If you are chosen, you will be notified by email. Winners must respond within three (3) days of being contacted. If you do not respond within that period, another winner will be chosen. This unit is purely for promotional giveaway. Opera is not responsible to honor any manufacturer warranties or provide customer service. The full list of official rules can be found at http://www.opera.com/portal/contestrules. By submitting an answer for this contest, you agree to be bound by these rules.

Opera’s Julequiz – December 25

Answer the last question of our Julequiz and get a chance to win an iPad Mini. Yesterday we asked you what Opera “Bork” edition was. The “Bork” edition turned the MSN homepage into gibberish that was inspired by the Swedish Chef from “The Muppet Show”. You can read more about it in an old press-release from 2003.

The very last question of the Julequiz is:

How many years old is Opera Software? Submit your answer.

If you’re having problems clicking the link above, email your answer to social-networks@opera.com. Remember to submit your answer between 15:00 CET today to 15:00 CET tomorrow :)

Contest is open to legal residents of Taiwan, Indonesia, India, and the U.S.A, 18 years or older only. Prizes shall consist of twenty-one (21) goodie bags and four (4) iPad Minis with Wi-Fi 16GB. Each gift pack contains a thermos cup, cellphone pouch, cellphone sticker, bottle opener, and a USB. Approximate retail value (ARV) of each gift bag is USD $50. ARV of each iPad Mini is USD $299. The iPad Minis will be given on these dates - December 6, December 13, December 20, and December 25. To be eligible for a prize, you must email your answer to the email address provided. This contest is open from between 15:00 CET, Dec. 1, 2013 to 17:00 CET, Dec. 25, 2013. One winner per day will be randomly picked from the participants who gave the right answer. Limit one (1) prize per household. If you are chosen, you will be notified by email. Winners must respond within three (3) days of being contacted. If you do not respond within that period, another winner will be chosen. This unit is purely for promotional giveaway. Opera is not responsible to honor any manufacturer warranties or provide customer service. The full list of official rules can be found at http://www.opera.com/portal/contestrules. By submitting an answer for this contest, you agree to be bound by these rules.

Opera’s Julequiz – December 24

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It’s Christmas Eve! Answer today’s quiz and get a chance to win our last goodie bag. Yesterday we asked which movie won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2012. The answer is “The Artist”.

Today’s question is for the Opera veterans: 

What was the Opera “Bork” edition? Submit your answer.

If you’re having problems clicking the link above, email your answer to social-networks@opera.com. Remember to submit your answer between 15:00 CET today to 15:00 CET tomorrow :)

Contest is open to legal residents of Taiwan, Indonesia, India, and the U.S.A, 18 years or older only. Prizes shall consist of twenty-one (21) goodie bags and four (4) iPad Minis with Wi-Fi 16GB. Each gift pack contains a thermos cup, cellphone pouch, cellphone sticker, bottle opener, and a USB. Approximate retail value (ARV) of each gift bag is USD $50. ARV of each iPad Mini is USD $299. The iPad Minis will be given on these dates - December 6, December 13, December 20, and December 25. To be eligible for a prize, you must email your answer to the email address provided. This contest is open from between 15:00 CET, Dec. 1, 2013 to 17:00 CET, Dec. 25, 2013. One winner per day will be randomly picked from the participants who gave the right answer. Limit one (1) prize per household. If you are chosen, you will be notified by email. Winners must respond within three (3) days of being contacted. If you do not respond within that period, another winner will be chosen. This unit is purely for promotional giveaway. Opera is not responsible to honor any manufacturer warranties or provide customer service. The full list of official rules can be found at http://www.opera.com/portal/contestrules. By submitting an answer for this contest, you agree to be bound by these rules.

Opera’s Julequiz – December 23

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It’s the day before Christmas eve! Here in Norway we call this day “lille julaften”. Yesterday, we asked you how many floors do we have in our Oslo office. This was pretty much a guessing game for most of you, so we saw a lot of different responses. The correct answer is that we have five floors in our Oslo office.

Today’s question is for the movie-buffs out there:

Which movie won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2012? Submit your answer.

If you’re having problems clicking the link above, email your answer to social-networks@opera.com. Remember to submit your answer between 15:00 CET today to 15:00 CET tomorrow :)

Contest is open to legal residents of Taiwan, Indonesia, India, and the U.S.A, 18 years or older only. Prizes shall consist of twenty-one (21) goodie bags and four (4) iPad Minis with Wi-Fi 16GB. Each gift pack contains a thermos cup, cellphone pouch, cellphone sticker, bottle opener, and a USB. Approximate retail value (ARV) of each gift bag is USD $50. ARV of each iPad Mini is USD $299. The iPad Minis will be given on these dates - December 6, December 13, December 20, and December 25. To be eligible for a prize, you must email your answer to the email address provided. This contest is open from between 15:00 CET, Dec. 1, 2013 to 17:00 CET, Dec. 25, 2013. One winner per day will be randomly picked from the participants who gave the right answer. Limit one (1) prize per household. If you are chosen, you will be notified by email. Winners must respond within three (3) days of being contacted. If you do not respond within that period, another winner will be chosen. This unit is purely for promotional giveaway. Opera is not responsible to honor any manufacturer warranties or provide customer service. The full list of official rules can be found at http://www.opera.com/portal/contestrules. By submitting an answer for this contest, you agree to be bound by these rules.

Opera’s Julequiz – December 22

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We’re in day 22 now. Yesterday we asked you who is considered to be the man who invented the World Wide Web. The answer is Tim Bernes-Lee. Today, he is the Director of the World Wide Web Consortium, the group that sets technical standards for the Web. If you want to learn more about him, check out his TED talk from 2009:

Today’s question:

How many floors do we have in our Oslo office? Take a wild guess :)  Submit your answer.

If you’re having problems clicking the link above, email your answer to social-networks@opera.com. Remember to submit your answer between 15:00 CET today to 15:00 CET tomorrow :)

Contest is open to legal residents of Taiwan, Indonesia, India, and the U.S.A, 18 years or older only. Prizes shall consist of twenty-one (21) goodie bags and four (4) iPad Minis with Wi-Fi 16GB. Each gift pack contains a thermos cup, cellphone pouch, cellphone sticker, bottle opener, and a USB. Approximate retail value (ARV) of each gift bag is USD $50. ARV of each iPad Mini is USD $299. The iPad Minis will be given on these dates - December 6, December 13, December 20, and December 25. To be eligible for a prize, you must email your answer to the email address provided. This contest is open from between 15:00 CET, Dec. 1, 2013 to 17:00 CET, Dec. 25, 2013. One winner per day will be randomly picked from the participants who gave the right answer. Limit one (1) prize per household. If you are chosen, you will be notified by email. Winners must respond within three (3) days of being contacted. If you do not respond within that period, another winner will be chosen. This unit is purely for promotional giveaway. Opera is not responsible to honor any manufacturer warranties or provide customer service. The full list of official rules can be found at http://www.opera.com/portal/contestrules. By submitting an answer for this contest, you agree to be bound by these rules.

Opera’s Julequiz – December 21

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We’re in day 21 now of Opera’s Julequiz! answer today’s quiz correctly and get a chance to win an Opera goodie bag. Yesterday we asked you what Opera Max is. Opera Max is an app that compresses video, images and webpages across your apps and browser. If you want to learn more about the app, check out our blog post from earlier this week. 

 

Today’s question:

Who is considered to be the man who invented the World Wide Web? Submit your answer.

If you’re having problems clicking the link above, email your answer to social-networks@opera.com. Remember to submit your answer between 15:00 CET today to 15:00 CET tomorrow :)

Contest is open to legal residents of Taiwan, Indonesia, India, and the U.S.A, 18 years or older only. Prizes shall consist of twenty-one (21) goodie bags and four (4) iPad Minis with Wi-Fi 16GB. Each gift pack contains a thermos cup, cellphone pouch, cellphone sticker, bottle opener, and a USB. Approximate retail value (ARV) of each gift bag is USD $50. ARV of each iPad Mini is USD $299. The iPad Minis will be given on these dates - December 6, December 13, December 20, and December 25. To be eligible for a prize, you must email your answer to the email address provided. This contest is open from between 15:00 CET, Dec. 1, 2013 to 17:00 CET, Dec. 25, 2013. One winner per day will be randomly picked from the participants who gave the right answer. Limit one (1) prize per household. If you are chosen, you will be notified by email. Winners must respond within three (3) days of being contacted. If you do not respond within that period, another winner will be chosen. This unit is purely for promotional giveaway. Opera is not responsible to honor any manufacturer warranties or provide customer service. The full list of official rules can be found at http://www.opera.com/portal/contestrules. By submitting an answer for this contest, you agree to be bound by these rules.

Opera’s Julequiz – December 20

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4 days left until Christmas! Answer today’s question correctly, and you might win an iPad Mini! Yesterday we asked you who is the head of Coast, our browser for the iPad. The answer to that question is Huib Kleinhout. If you wanna learn more about the Coast team, check out their Tumblr.

And for today’s question:

What is Opera Max? Submit your answer.

If you’re having problems clicking the link above, email your answer to social-networks@opera.com. Remember to submit your answer between 15:00 CET today to 15:00 CET tomorrow :)

Contest is open to legal residents of Taiwan, Indonesia, India, and the U.S.A, 18 years or older only. Prizes shall consist of twenty-one (21) goodie bags and four (4) iPad Minis with Wi-Fi 16GB. Each gift pack contains a thermos cup, cellphone pouch, cellphone sticker, bottle opener, and a USB. Approximate retail value (ARV) of each gift bag is USD $50. ARV of each iPad Mini is USD $299. The iPad Minis will be given on these dates - December 6, December 13, December 20, and December 25. To be eligible for a prize, you must email your answer to the email address provided. This contest is open from between 15:00 CET, Dec. 1, 2013 to 17:00 CET, Dec. 25, 2013. One winner per day will be randomly picked from the participants who gave the right answer. Limit one (1) prize per household. If you are chosen, you will be notified by email. Winners must respond within three (3) days of being contacted. If you do not respond within that period, another winner will be chosen. This unit is purely for promotional giveaway. Opera is not responsible to honor any manufacturer warranties or provide customer service. The full list of official rules can be found at http://www.opera.com/portal/contestrules. By submitting an answer for this contest, you agree to be bound by these rules.

Opera’s Julequiz – December 19

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Another day, another question. Get the correct answer and you might win an Opera goodie bag. Yesterday we asked you what was the best-selling video game so far in 2013. The answer to that question is none other than GTA V. The game, developed by Rockstar Games, hit $1 Billion in sales by day three. That makes GTA V the biggest entertainment launch in history.

And for today’s question:

Who is the head of Coast by Opera? Submit your answer.

If you’re having problems clicking the link above, email your answer to social-networks@opera.com. Remember to submit your answer between 15:00 CET today to 15:00 CET tomorrow :)

Contest is open to legal residents of Taiwan, Indonesia, India, and the U.S.A, 18 years or older only. Prizes shall consist of twenty-one (21) goodie bags and four (4) iPad Minis with Wi-Fi 16GB. Each gift pack contains a thermos cup, cellphone pouch, cellphone sticker, bottle opener, and a USB. Approximate retail value (ARV) of each gift bag is USD $50. ARV of each iPad Mini is USD $299. The iPad Minis will be given on these dates - December 6, December 13, December 20, and December 25. To be eligible for a prize, you must email your answer to the email address provided. This contest is open from between 15:00 CET, Dec. 1, 2013 to 17:00 CET, Dec. 25, 2013. One winner per day will be randomly picked from the participants who gave the right answer. Limit one (1) prize per household. If you are chosen, you will be notified by email. Winners must respond within three (3) days of being contacted. If you do not respond within that period, another winner will be chosen. This unit is purely for promotional giveaway. Opera is not responsible to honor any manufacturer warranties or provide customer service. The full list of official rules can be found at http://www.opera.com/portal/contestrules. By submitting an answer for this contest, you agree to be bound by these rules.

Opera’s Julequiz – December 18

18We’re getting closer and closer now to Christmas.  Answer today’s quiz and you get the chance to win an Opera goodie bag.  Yesterday, we asked you when the first version of Opera Mini was first launched. The answer to the question is January 24, 2006.

That’s a long time ago and Opera Mini has come a far way since then. Check our latest Opera Mini video on our Youtube channel.

And for today’s question:

What was the best-selling video-game of 2013? Submit your answer.

If you’re having problems clicking the link above, email your answer to social-networks@opera.com. Remember to submit your answer between 15:00 CET today to 15:00 CET tomorrow :)

Contest is open to legal residents of Taiwan, Indonesia, India, and the U.S.A, 18 years or older only. Prizes shall consist of twenty-one (21) goodie bags and four (4) iPad Minis with Wi-Fi 16GB. Each gift pack contains a thermos cup, cellphone pouch, cellphone sticker, bottle opener, and a USB. Approximate retail value (ARV) of each gift bag is USD $50. ARV of each iPad Mini is USD $299. The iPad Minis will be given on these dates - December 6, December 13, December 20, and December 25. To be eligible for a prize, you must email your answer to the email address provided. This contest is open from between 15:00 CET, Dec. 1, 2013 to 17:00 CET, Dec. 25, 2013. One winner per day will be randomly picked from the participants who gave the right answer. Limit one (1) prize per household. If you are chosen, you will be notified by email. Winners must respond within three (3) days of being contacted. If you do not respond within that period, another winner will be chosen. This unit is purely for promotional giveaway. Opera is not responsible to honor any manufacturer warranties or provide customer service. The full list of official rules can be found at http://www.opera.com/portal/contestrules. By submitting an answer for this contest, you agree to be bound by these rules.

U.S. Android users: Help us test Opera Max beta, our new data savings app

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Today, we’re excited to announce Opera Max, a free and easy-to-use app that can save you data on your limited data plan by compressing video, images and text used by your device. This means that you can use your favorite apps, browse your favorite sites and use less data while doing both. 

Our goal is to give you more for the money you spend on your data plan.

How does Opera Max work?

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Opera Max uses a Virtual Private Network, or VPN, to measure all the data usage on your phone. Once Opera Max savings is enabled, all non encrypted data requests are sent through our compression servers that optimize video, images, and websites to use less data. We only measure how much data you use and how much data you’ve saved.

How much can I save with Opera Max?

That depends on the applications you use, the kind of media content you access and of course how much data you use. We only provide savings for HTTP non-encrypted data usage. Opera Max will not save you data on applications that use HTTPS encrypted or other protocols, like User Datagram Protocol. In normal English this means that you won’t save data on encrypted apps, which includes some top apps like Facebook, but you will save data on the majority of apps and any content that is not encrypted.

Right now, we’re looking for beta testers in the US on Android version 4.0, often called Ice Cream Sandwich, and later. 

We want to test our servers and see how you like the app. If you want more control overhow much data you use and if you’re curious about which apps are hogging your data plan, then you’re the tester we want.

We are inviting you to join our beta tester program. Capacity is limited. The beta is currently restricted to Android users living in the US. Opera Max won’t work if you’re outside the United States; but, don’t worry, we’re working on expanding to other platforms and countries soon.

How do I join the beta test?

The limited beta will available through our Opera Google+ Community page. During the beta period, the app will be completely free. We only want to know what you think about it. To get started, follow these steps on your computer:

1)  Join the Opera Google+ Community.
Note: You need a Google+ account to join our group. You can create one here if you don’t have one yet.

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2) Opt in for the beta test here. You will find all the necessary links in the Opera Max Google+ Community page description.

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3) Download the app from Google Play and agree to the End User License Agreement.

We’re working hard to make the best data savings app for your phone. We look forward to hearing your feedback!

Download the Opera Max logo here

UPDATE: You don’t need to join the community group to download Opera Max. Read more here.