All posts by Espen Thoresen

Works as Engagement Director and is responsible for social media in Opera Software. Love digital media and tech-stuff. In my "offline" life I enjoy spending time in the woods outside Oslo - either skiing or riding my bike.

10 million Opera friends on Facebook!

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Post on a giant wall We feel really excited and a bit humble today, to be honest. It’s not every day that a company gets to celebrate 10 million friends liking their Facebook page.  We’re so lucky to have millions of people enjoying what we do, giving us their “thumbs up”, sharing their stories, sending...

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The 10 most popular Opera blog articles of 2014

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The Opera blog is a cool place, consisting of dedicated bloggers that give you a look into how we try to make the internet better, as well as a sneak peek behind the scenes at Opera. Our articles range from product updates to smart tips and tricks that can help you save money and valuable...

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Giving smiles and opportunities to children

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Being able to read and write is something many take for granted, but to others it’s a ticket to a better life, independence, a job and food on the table. Since 2013, Opera has been working in India with the Smile Foundation, an organization that provides education to children who otherwise might fall through the...

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Bollywood dance celebrating 50 million Opera Mini users in India

Opera Mini is now the third-largest mobile app used in India, after Facebook and Whatsapp. 5o million Opera Mini users certainly calls for a celebration. Lars Boilesen, CEO of Opera Software, senior executives from Opera’s HQ in Norway, everyone from the India team, and 50 professional dancers from Shiamak Davar’s Institute put together a flashmob...

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Opera bookmarks – My way to organize the web

I like our new Opera bookmarks. I like the way I can organize my sites. And, I’m not just writing this because I work for Opera. First, I like that I can add images to bookmarks, because it allows me to organize them in a new way. It has reinvigorated my urge to collect things....

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Samsung’s Gear S smartwatch gets its first full web browser

The internet is something we are used to accessing wherever we are and on practically every device we use. But, for some reason, the smartwatch has been stripped of an internet browser – until today. We’re happy to announce that Opera Mini has become the first web browser on a Tizen-based smartwatch, the new Samsung...

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Adding smiles and badges to the discussions in Opera forums

Finally, you can add a smile, a banana or an alien to the discussions. In the past weeks, we’ve been busy re-designing and adding a lot of new features to the Opera forums. We wanted to make discussions more fun and meaningful, and our latest changes are definitely in the category of FUN. How to add...

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