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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RE: Something unique to Opera
by PresentIt on Fri 25th May 2012 22:05 UTC in reply to "Something unique to Opera"
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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

But they would have to share technology with Google (WebKit is the only realistic alternative).

With Opera, they would own the entire browser and have something special that they had 100% control of, unlike WebKit.

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