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Opera opens up for faster, easier and free publishing of new games from GameMaker Studio to Opera GX users

Opera is launching a new self publishing platform named GXC. GXC will provide game creators with faster feedback for early stage games as well as with 1-click publishing from GameMaker Studio, to Opera GX’s growing gaming community. Game creators can join an early bird competition with a $45K prize pool for the best submitted games.

Opera launches Hype, an in-browser chat service for Opera Mini users, in Nigeria

OSLO, Norway, July 6, 2021 – Today, Opera has announced the launch of its dedicated chat service Hype, built into the Opera Mini mobile web browser, in Nigeria and other English speaking African countries. With the introduction of Hype, Opera is redefining the concept of mobile browsers, providing users with a personalized, engaging browsing experience […]

Opera launches interest-based social Clubs in its fast growing chat service Hype

OSLO, Norway, July 6, 2021 – Opera is launching Hype Clubs, public and interest-based group chats in Hype, the new chat service built into the Opera Mini web browser. Hype is currently available and quickly gaining popularity in Kenya, South Africa, Ghana, Zambia, Nigeria and other English-speaking African countries. Chatting with others who have the […]

Opera becomes the world’s first alternative browser optimized for Chromebooks

OSLO, Norway, July 1, 2021 – Today, Opera (NASDAQ: OPRA) becomes the world’s first alternative browser optimized for Chromebooks. The Opera Browser brings many unique features previously unavailable on the Chrome OS platform, including a free, unlimited, no-log browser VPN, built-in messengers, ad blocker, cookie dialog blocker and color themes. With 30 million Chromebooks sold […]

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 […]

Antelop provides its Issuer TSP Hub MDES to Opera and its new European fintech Dify, enables Google Pay

Paris and Oslo – Antelop announces its strategic partnership with Opera to provide its new European fintech Dify with a full digital card experience. Based in Oslo, Norway, Opera is one of the world’s leading internet browser providers, with 380 million monthly  active users worldwide. In February 2021, Opera launched its new European Fintech, Dify. […]

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 Launches Dify, an in-browser cashback & payments solution and standalone wallet app

Opera Launches Dify, an in-browser cashback & payments solution and standalone wallet app New in-browser functionality and Dify wallet app to target Opera’s  50-million-plus European browser users Dify Wallet launches with free MasterCard debit card Service to debut in Spain with more European markets to follow  February 16, 2021 – Opera Limited (NASDAQ: OPRA), one […]