Opera Software, the Norwegian (but now Chinese-owned) company that’s been in the business of making browsers and applications since 1994, this morning announced that it will soon be launching its first consumer fintech offering for the European market. To enable that, the company has acquired the fully-digital neobank Fjord Bank, a Lithuania-based startup that was […]
On the same day Japan’s SoftBank announced that it is acquiring ARM for €29 billion, an agreed $1.24 billion takeover of Norwegian online browser and advertising company Opera Software by a Chinese consortium of Internet firms has fallen through (via Reuters). Opera says the conditions to close the public cash offer were not met by […]
Norwegian browser software and mobile advertising company Opera this morning announced that it is adding a free built-in VPN client to its desktop browser.
Norwegian browser software and mobile advertising company Opera this morning announced that it is integrating ad-blocking technology directly into its desktop browser engine.
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Norwegian online advertising and browser software company Opera has received an acquisition offer from a consortium of Chinese Internet firms and investors, it announced this morning. Kunlun and Qihoo 360, backed by the investment funds Golden Brick and Yonglian, have offerd $1.2 billion for 100% the publicly listed company, with Opera’s board recommending the deal. […]
Stina Liland, Program Director 500 Nordics, and Live Leer, VP HR at Opera. Back in November, global seed investment firm and startup accelerator 500 Startups (disclosure: also a Tech.eu backer) announced that it was raising a $15 million fund to invest in a host of Nordic startups in the coming years. Today, the Nordic subsidiary […]