Opera browser sold to a Chinese consortium for $600 million

Discussion in 'Computer Science & Culture' started by Plazma Inferno!, Jul 19, 2016.

  1. Plazma Inferno! Ding Ding Ding Ding Administrator

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    After a $1.2 billion deal fell through, Opera has sold most of itself to a Chinese consortium for $600 million. The buyers, led by search and security firm Qihoo 360, are purchasing Opera's browser business, its privacy and performance apps, its tech licensing and, most importantly, its name. The Norwegian company will keep its consumer division, including Opera Apps & Games and Opera TV. The consumer arm has 560 workers, but the company hasn't said what will happen to its other 1,109 employees.

    https://www.engadget.com/2016/07/18/opera-browser-sold-to-a-chinese-consortium-for-600-million/
     
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  3. C C Consular Corps - "the backbone of diplomacy" Valued Senior Member

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    Its browser had already given up with a Faustian contract a few years ago, anyway, by becoming just another variant of the open-source chromium browser (Blink / WebKit). This is just the Sino-division of Beelzebub Inc coming to finally collect what was left of Opera's tattered soul.
     
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  5. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    Long Live Internet Explorer.
     
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