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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It does make sense for Facebook
by Priest on Mon 28th May 2012 15:57 UTC
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If Facebook wants to be able to go head to head with Google, Apple, and Microsoft, they need to be more than just facebook.com, they need to be software and framework.

Google sees the browser as the platform of the future and with the rise of web apps, cloud computing, HTML5 etc. I can't say they are far off the mark.

I'm not saying I like Facebook, but if they want to open an app store and move into mobile Opera makes sense.

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