Monthly Archives: May 2014

See the interview with Lars Boilesen from Bloomberg TV

Last week, Lars Boilesen – our CEO – went on Bloomberg. He talked about what Opera are doing these days, how we see the future of mobile phones and the importance of internet access in the world.

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If you haven’t seen it yet, take a look at the interview right here.

How we are connecting people to the web
Our technology is based on connecting people to the internet. We believe that everyone should be able to access information online. What we see, is that many can’t afford to access the web, or don’t have the technology to participate. In the U.S., about 60% run out of data on their mobile subscriptions every month. And many are worried about the cost of going online because of expensive data plans.

Powerful compression
We have made powerful compression technology that will help people to connect and stay online. We make browsers that are standards compliant, and we work with a lot of companies to make internet access more affordable.

This is our current line-up of products that you can install and use to support our cause:
Opera browser: A browser for Windows and Mac, also available for Android
Opera Mini: A fast and powerful mobile browser, works on nearly any device
Opera Max beta: Our latest and greatest data-savings app for Android
Opera Coast: A browser that looks great and uses all the touch features of iPhone or iPad

 

Rubik’s Cube turns 40 – this is how we solve it

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Challenges are fun, – especially intellectual ones. And, Rubik’s Cube is a big challenge enjoyed by many people around the world. It’s been 40 years since Erno Rubik created the first prototype of the Rubik’s Cube. Little did he know that it would become the one of the highest selling toys in the world.

Terje, one of our server guys, has been playing with the cube since 1981. He says he’s out of practice, and therefore he can only solve it in 60 seconds. But, he managed to solve it in only 40 seconds! Wow. Check out how he does it:

Can you do it better than Terje?

Sergey Lossev will answer your Opera Max questions in Google Hangout

Have any questions about our new data-savings app, Opera Max?  On May 14 at 12:30 pm  PDT, we’re hosting a Google Hangout with Sergey Lossev, the lead developer for Opera Max. You can RSVP for the event here, and the meetup will be aired live on YouTube.

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We’ll not only be answering your questions about Opera Max, we’ll also be giving away prizes!

Meanwhile, check out the video we made a few weeks ago to learn more about Sergey and why we made Opera Max.

See you there!

What is the web?

Here’s an interesting video to wrap up the week. Watch Vsauce explain the difference between the internet and the World Wide Web, with a look into their history, as well.
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YouTube channel Vsauce, run by Michael Stevens, focuses heavily on science and educational programming – with a touch of humor. There’s a ton of interesting content there, so check it out! We also like these other videos: “How Much Does The Internet Weigh?” and “Where Do Deleted Files Go?

Enjoy!

 

Why Opera Coast needs to apologize

Just the other day, we launched our Opera Coast browser for iPhone. You’ve probably never experienced browsing like this before, so we have a lot of apologizing to do.

tour_bus_driver_using_opera_coastThis tour bus driver let the band wait for hours. He lost track of time and his responsibility. It’s all Opera Coast’s fault.

We heard it’s happening everywhere. Sorry about that.

Get Opera Coast from the App Store or at operacoast.com