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Opera launches Hype, an in-browser chat service for Opera Mini users, in South Africa, Zambia and Ghana

OSLO, Norway, June 9, 2021 – Today, Opera has announced the launch of its dedicated chat service Hype, built into the Opera Mini mobile web browser, in South Africa, Zambia and Ghana. With the introduction of Hype, Opera is redefining the concept of mobile browsers, providing users with a personalized, engaging browsing experience that enables […]

Opera launches world’s first mobile browser for gamers

New Opera GX Mobile joins rapidly growing Opera GX desktop browser used by over 9 million gamers  May 20, 2021, Oslo, Norway – Opera Limited (NASDAQ: OPRA), one of the world’s major browser developers and a leading internet consumer brand, today announced the launch of Opera GX Mobile – the world’s first mobile browser designed […]

Opera adds Unstoppable Domains support to iOS and desktop browsers, providing millions of internet users with seamless access to the decentralized Web

Web browser Opera (NASDAQ: OPRA) today announced full integration by default with blockchain domain name provider Unstoppable Domains, providing millions of users with seamless access to the decentralized web. Without downloading a browser extension, users can now access decentralized websites hosted via IPFS using Unstoppable Domains’ popular .crypto NFT addresses from the Opera browser on any platform, including iOS, Android, Windows, Mac or Linux.

Opera hires PayPal and WeChat Pay veteran Allen Hu as new EVP of its fintech arm, Dify

Opera Limited (NASDAQ: OPRA), one of the world’s major browser providers with 380 million monthly active users globally, today announced it has hired PayPal veteran Allen Hu to become new Executive Vice President (EVP) of Dify, Opera’s fintech arm. An expert in financial technology and payments, Allen Hu will lead the Dify business. He brings a wealth of experience from nearly ten years at PayPal, where he was Regional Head of Global Core Payments, based in California. This news follows the recent launch of Dify in Europe.

Opera continues its growth in Africa with launch of Hype, an in-browser chat service for Opera Mini users

Opera Mini, with more than 100M users worldwide, becomes the world’s first mobile browser with an integrated chat service.  With Hype, Opera reimagines the chat experience, with content sharing as a key feature. Hype will first launch in Africa, where Opera has nearly 150M MAU, with Kenya as the pilot market February 23, 2021: Today, […]

Opera Acquires YoYo Games, Launches Opera Gaming

Opera (NASDAQ: OPRA), the browser developer and consumer internet brand, today announced its acquisition of YoYo Games, creator of the world’s leading 2D game engine, GameMaker Studio 2, for approximately $10 million. The tuck-in acquisition represents the second building block in the foundation of Opera Gaming, a new division within Opera with global ambitions and follows the creation and rapid growth of Opera’s innovative Opera GX browser, the world’s first browser built specifically for gamers.