Recent News, 2015

Change of Leadership at Opera Mediaworks, Settlement of 2016 AdColony Earn-Out

After serving as CEO of Opera Mediaworks since its inception in 2010, Mahi de Silva has decided to step down from his executive position and will assume a strategic advisor role. Effective December 7, 2015, Will Kassoy took over as CEO of Opera Mediaworks. Will previously served as CEO of AdColony, acquired by Opera Mediaworks in 2014.  As […]

More data savings on the Intex Aqua Star 4G

iData Saver, powered by Opera Max reduces up to 50% data usage on video and audio streaming apps Intex Aqua Star 4G, the latest smartphone from Intex Technologies, will sport a new iData Saver feature. This feature is able to reduce data consumption by up to 50% on images, webpages and streaming, especially with image-heavy audio […]

Download more images and videos with the updated Opera Mini for Android

The newest version of Opera Mini for Android, out today, comes with an improved download manager that gives you more power and control while downloading web content, including pictures and videos. Download managers are a highly-sought-after feature in India. According to a survey among Opera Mini users in India, 75% of respondents rated downloading as […]

Get Snapchat-like stories from your favorite sites with Opera Coast

The latest version of Opera Coast, out today, comes with a new, unique way to preview your top news. The new “for you” feature aggregates articles from your favorite sites into one tile on your home screen. It gives you a personalized, fast, and customizable news experience right inside the browser. “Our goal is to […]

Android leads across APAC, iOS leads in Australia

Rapid smartphone adoption continues, fueling revenue growth via high-value, rich-media and video ads Asia Pacific (APAC) and Oceania are showing a clear and rapid transition to smartphones, according to a Q3 State of Mobile Advertising study from Opera Mediaworks and the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA), released today. Even in markets where the transition from feature […]

Opera Max is the first to offer data savings for music and video apps

Android users can stream twice as much video and music with Opera Max Music lovers are able to listen to their favorite streaming music apps on the go while using less mobile data. Opera Max, a data-management and data-saving app for Android phones, is the first app in world to optimize streaming-video and -music apps, […]

AT&T AdWorks launches cross-screen addressable advertising trial

Trial underway with Opera Mediaworks allows advertisers to extend TV ad experience to the same consumers on mobile AT&T1 AdWorks is trialing the ability to offer an integrated addressable advertising2 campaign across TV and mobile devices. This trial will let advertisers reach the same consumers with the same message across multiple screens and is powered […]

Over 100 million Android phones expected to integrate Opera Max by 2017

As of today, 14 OEMs, including Samsung and Xiaomi, have embedded Opera’s data-management app, Opera Max, on their smartphones. With the new partnerships with Asian OEMs – Acer, Hisense and TWZ, Opera now expects more than 100 million Android phones to be shipped with integrated Opera Max by 2017. Opera Max reduces data consumption across […]

Opera TV launches on LG Smart TVs

Brands, broadcasters and content owners can now extend their existing online video channels and video content catalogs to LG Smart TVs at no extra cost, with Opera TV Snap, the breakthrough toolkit that generates Smart TV channels in minutes. LG Smart TV will launch selected channels from Opera TV’s portfolio in eight markets: the United […]

Apple regains no. 1 spot for revenue, fueled by video, tablets

In Q3 report, Opera Mediaworks’ global ad platform also shares mobile behavior and trends from Turkey, Saudi Arabia Apple significantly recaptured the no. 1 position in mobile monetization back from Android in Q3 2015, according to the Q3 2015 State of Mobile Advertising report out today from Opera Mediaworks. Android first took the lead in […]