All posts by Espen Thoresen

Work 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.

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

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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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Opera Max lands in Turkey for Android users

We continue to roll out Opera Max to new countries. This time, Turkish Android users no longer have to worry about exceeding their data plans before the end of the month. Opera Max, the new, free data-savings app for Android that shrinks videos and photos on almost any app on your phone, is now available...

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