Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 25th May 2012 19:09 UTC
Opera Software Pocket-lint has a rumour up that Facebook is interested in acquiring Opera to kickstart their own move into the browser market, to compete with Mozilla, Google, and Microsoft. While it would mean much-deserved recognition for Opera, I actually hope such a deal does not go through - for entirely selfish reasons.
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Something unique to Opera
by foldingstock on Fri 25th May 2012 20:06 UTC
foldingstock
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It doesn't make sense to purchase Opera when there are dozens of open source browsers that could easily be forked and rebranded, assuming that FaceBook just wants to enter the browser market, of course. With this in mind, it seems to me that there is something specific about Opera (mobile? unite? one of the plethora of add-in features?) that FaceBook wants which other browser's do not (entirely or easily) offer.

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